NICSA Connect Newsletter: July 2019

Your source for the latest insights into global asset management industry trends.

LGBT+ Great #50for50 ExecutivesJim Fitzpatrick, President and CEO of NICSA, was recognized as an ally individual working within the asset managment industry across all levels to promote an inclusive environment. Discover the industry 50.


Pensions & Investments: Diversity Project North America Adds Vice President to Lead Group

“Ms. Dunne is the first full-time leader of the initiative, which was founded in October 2018 by NICSA…” Read Article


Fund Intelligence: Fidelity Pro Swaps Product Role for Diversity Hat at Industry Group

“Jylanne Dunne joins NICSA as first Diversity Project hire as it looks to grow manager D&I engagement…”  Read Article


Ignites: You Get Out What You Put In: T. Rowe's Focus on Sales Data Quality

“”The data that you put in affects the analytics that you get out," says Shonyel Lyons, VP of distribution intelligence and data management at T. Rowe Price at the NICSA SLF.” Watch Video

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New Episodes:
ETFs & Model Portfolios |  Listen to the Podcast

The NextGen Workforce in the Asset Management Industry |  Listen to the Podcast

NICSA members continue to generate valuable insight and stimulating discussions on the future of the wealth management industry. Here's a look at our top picks for the month.


Deloitte | Future in the Balance? How Countries are Pursuing an AI Advantage

“Insights from Deloitte’s State of AI in the Enterprise, 2nd Edition survey…” Read Report


SEI Digitize the Investor Experience

“This paper covers how digital transformation is shaping business, who (and what) is driving change, and what it takes to go from surviving to competing…” Read White Paper


UMB Unlisted Closed-End Funds: Market Update Amid Building Momentum

“Based on a Q3 2018 FUSE Research Network survey of senior product leaders at 37 asset management firms, product developers are increasingly looking at structures for less liquid and uncorrelated alternative investments. This white paper provides insights into financial advisor use, top investment categories, strategies and asset managers…” Read White Paper

A look back at NICSA's recent educational programming.

Diversity Project Town Hall
Hear an update on the Diversity Project’s goals and initiatives; get an overview of new operating committees and workstreams being put into action in 2019; and, discover how your firm can get involved in one of the industry’s fastest growing initiatives. Replay Webinar

New Challenges on the TA Compliance Landscape 

A deep dive into what it takes for transfer agents to stay compliant with GDPR regulations, elder abuse prevention best practices, and other top of mind compliance issues. Replay Webinar


NICSA’s breakout sessions from the Strategic Leadership Forum resulted in industry dialogue and collaboration on many of the industry’s top issues. 


Is the Asset Management Industry “Data Driven” Yet? 

“When it comes to data and analytics, Lyndsay Noble, Head of Advance Analytics Practice, SS&C, said asset managers should know where to channel their efforts. “When people think about data-driven companies, they often consider what is known as FAANG: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google,” Noble said during a breakout session at NICSA’s recent Strategic…” Read Blog


The Great Wealth Transfer

As we teeter on the precipice of one of the greatest wealth transfers in history — in which U.S. baby boomers are expected to pass down a collective $68 trillion to Generation X and Millennials — asset managers must plan for the future of an aging client set. To help them do so, Bill McManus,…” Read Blog


BOOKMARK NICSA’S BLOG or visit Event Archives for coverage of all SLF sessions. 

New NICSA Members
Today's NICSA has continued to evolve into a dynamic cross section of all aspects of the global asset management industry, including asset managers, broker dealers, distributors, and professional service providers.
We are pleased to announce the following new members: OnCorps & Morningstar

New Diversity Project North America Members

The Diversity Project North America is a NICSA initiative that promotes a diverse and inclusive asset management industry with the right talent to deliver the best possible results for our clients, reflect the society we serve, and ensure long-term business sustainability. 
NICSA is proud to welcome the newest founding member: Hartford Funds


Trends in the Advisor Landscape 2019 | Sponsored by Cogent Syndicated, a division of Escalent

July 31 | 2:00pm ET | Register

Asset managers and distributors are invited to learn the importance of developing targeted and successful strategies that increase their reach and impact among financial advisors.


Understanding Reg BI

Tuesday, August 13 | 2:00pm ET | Register

This webinar will discuss the adoption of Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) and its effect on broker-dealers, investment advisers, and asset managers. Our panel of experts will explain the implications and will provide practical steps that industry participants can take to ensure compliance with Reg BI.


Aligning Operational Resources in the Digital Age

August 21 | 2:00pm ET | Coming Soon!


Compliance Agility and Efficiency in Investment Operations

August 28 | 1:00pm ET | Coming Soon!



NICSA is a proud sponsor of the Bonhill Group Women in Asset Management Awards
September 12, 2019 | NYC | Learn More & Register
These awards will honor exemplary and forward-thinking women working within the asset management industry across 16 categories, including Business Role Model of the Year, Bond Manager of the Year and Woman of the Year.
Midwest Regional Event | ESG Marketplace & Data Trends
September 19, 2019 2:00-5:00pm local time | Chicago, IL | Learn More & Register
ALFI Global Distribution Conference 
September 24-25, 2019 | Luxembourg | Learn More & Register
West Coast Regional Event | ESG Product Trends & Regulatory Practices 
September 25, 2019 2:00-5:00pm local time | San Francisco, CA | Learn More & Register
2019 General Membership Meeting (GMM)
October 17-18 | Boston, MA | Learn More & Register
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