NICSA Connect Newsletter: September 2019

Your source for the latest insights into global asset management industry trends.
A Sneak Peak at our GMM Speaker Line Up

NICSA is bringing together an impressive line-up of innovative leaders to discuss timely themes facing the global asset management industry and the business response to those issues. Here’s a sneak peek at the firms taking center stage at the NICSA 2019 GMM. Read More


The Institutional View of ESG

NICSA recently hosted a well-attended panel on ESG in New York. This event covered a great deal of ground, during which our audience was treated to discussion on where the ESG space is headed, particularly with regard to the institutional community.  


Read More  |  Register for our Chicago ESG Event |  Register for our San Francisco ESG Event

NICSA in the Spotlight
Speaking Engagements


SEP 24-25 | LUXEMBOURG Jim Fitzpatrick to be featured at the ALFI Global Distribution Conference, sharing News from Asia and the US | View Agenda


OCT 10 | NYC | Jim Fitzpatrick to serve as a judge for this year's Fund Intelligence Operations & Services Awards Meet the Judging Panel

If you've got ten minutes, we've got on-the-go, quick insights on critical business planning in the world of asset management. It's this simple: (1) Visit iTunes on your mobile device; (2) search "NICSAtalk"; and (3) subscribe. 
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NICSA members provide valuable viewpoints on the future of the asset management industry. Here's a look at our top picks for the month.

Broadridge | Power Shift: Digital Behaviors Reshape Client-Advisor Relationships

“Increasingly conscious of their buying power, investors want advisors to get personal according to new Broadridge research.” Read White Paper


Deloitte | Accelerating Digital Innovation Inside and Out

“The fifth annual MIT SMR and Deloitte study of digital business reveals digitally mature organizations don't just innovate more, they innovate differently—leveraging ecosystems and cross-functional teams that play critical roles.” Read Article


DTCC | Breaking Down Cybersecurity Barriers

“With cyber security incidents becoming more frequent and sophisticated, the need for strengthened cybersecurity practices and protocols is more important than ever. But where should firms and the industry focus now?” Read Article

A look back at NICSA's recent educational programming.

Aligning Operational Resources in the Digital Age

Companies are reassessing their organizational structures, breaking down walls between the TA and other business units, and learning to leverage tools and human resources to address the opportunities and challenges of today’s fund market. Our panel of industry experts from American Funds, FIS, Franklin Templeton, and Victory Capital offers insights on cost pressures, digitization and data security. Replay Webinar


Understanding Regulation Best Interest

Experts from ACA Compliance Group, DST Systems, Fidelity Investments, and MFS discuss the adoption of Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) and its effect on broker-dealers, investment advisors, and asset managers. Replay Webinar | Read Blog Post


Trends in the Advisor Market

Asset managers and distributors learned the importance of developing targeted and successful strategies that increase their reach and impact among financial advisors. Thought leaders from Cogent provided insights into advisor preferences and guidance on how to strengthen partnerships. Replay Webinar | Read Blog Post

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.
If you're interested in learning more about membership for your firm, please contact Jordan DeBettencourt

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. 
Please contact Jylanne Dunne, VP, Diversity Project for more information  on becoming a Participating Member.


Industry Leaders Outlook: Product & Marketing Roundtable

September 11 | 2:00pm ET | Learn More & Register

The industry is facing rapid evolution in terms of product development and marketing trends. Our panel of industry thought leaders explores the industry’s biggest obstacles and opportunities for product differentiation and brand loyalty.
The Reality Behind Buzzwords Series: Blockchain

September 18 | 2:00pm ET | Learn More & Register

In this ongoing webinar series, we will focus on one buzzword at a time to learn “tech speak,” fine tune the application of the term, and know what buzzwords are a reality in practical business models within the asset management industry. This webinar will be focusing on the buzzword "blockchain,"  and its use in cryptocurrency. 
Effective Cost Forecasting and Budgeting in Asset Management
Sponsored by Broadridge

October 2 | 2:00pm ET | Learn More & Register

How are fund firms making the most of advanced technology to accurately forecast costs and budget effectively? On this webinar we will share with you the latest best practices fund companies are using in automating the process of budgeting, accruing and validating of fund expenses.
EU Priorities for Investment Funds
Sponsored by ALFI

October 9 | 2:00pm ET | Learn More & Register

Hear from a panel of global regulatory experts on EU priorities for financial services and the impact on investment funds. From cross border distribution to investor protection, learn the latest on obligations for the fund industry, and get practical guidance on the evolving policy landscape. 
Did you know? NICSA offers CPE credits on many webinar programs. Information will be provided on the specific webinar registration page. 


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.
NICSA is a proud sponsor of the FT Future of Asset Management Summit
We are pleased to offer an exclusive 20% discount with the code NICSA20.
September 18, 2019 | NYC | Learn More & Register
Hosted by the Financial Times, the Future of Asset Management Summit will examine the innovations that are disrupting and reshaping the sector, and the opportunities and risks ahead.

Midwest Regional Event | ESG Marketplace & Data Trends
September 19, 2019 2:00-5:00pm local time | Chicago, IL | Learn More & Register
Join us for an in-depth discussion around ESG market trends and how to navigate the analytical tools used to evaluate environmental and socially responsible investments.
West Coast Regional Event | ESG Product Trends & Regulatory Practices 
September 25, 2019 2:00-5:00pm local time | San Francisco, CA | Learn More & Register
Join NICSA as we explore the ESG product innovations and regulatory trends every asset manager and investment advisor should be watching.
NICSA would like to thank our 2019 Regional Meeting Sponsors for hosting these complimentary events:

ALFI Global Distribution Conference 
September 24-25, 2019 | Luxembourg | Learn More & Register
2019 General Membership Meeting (GMM)
October 17-18 | Boston, MA | Learn More & Register
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