Connecting investment industry professionals to best practices since 1962.
NICSA is where the global investment management community meets to discuss and develop operational best practices. We provide forums that enable 10,000 professionals in the industry to collaborate on standards, stay up-to-date and connect with their peers.
Membership in NICSA is for corporations and is open to all types of firms playing a role in the investment management industry. Current members include asset managers, custodians, transfers agents, audit firms, broker-dealers, consulting firms and technology firms. Members operate in major financial centers around the world. Click here for more information about membership.
NICSA is a nonprofit trade association that provides the global investment management industry with discussion and education forums to better serve its customers by developing operational best practices. NICSA forums enable associates of asset managers, distributors, and service providers to:
- Collaborate to establish standards for operational best practices to assist compliance with regulations and continuously improve operating performance.
- Stay up-to-date on the latest developments through education and information sharing.
- Learn about trends in all types of investment vehicles, including mutual funds, hedge funds, unit investment trusts, UCITs and ETFs.
- Connect members with peers to network and learn from each other, and foster skills that can help advance careers.
Code of Ethics
NICSA is committed to adhering to the highest ethical standards.
NICSA was founded in 1962 as an informal forum for operations and shareholder service professionals in the mutual fund industry, under the name National Investment Company Service Association.
Richard L. Casey of State Street Bank & Trust Company in Boston was its founder and first president. Edward D. Windsor of Fidelity Fund (now Fidelity Investments) served as its first secretary, while John R. Vaughn, Jr. of Old Colony Trust Company (now part of the Columbia Management family of funds) was its first Treasurer.
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