NICSA 2017 General Membership Meeting
LIVE BLOG COVERAGE FROM THE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Leaders in asset management gathered in Boston on October 5-6 to attend NICSA's 2017 General Membership Meeting (GMM). More than 40 visionary speakers delivered compelling and timely discussions centered on driving growth through innovation and technology.
Attendees received guidance on
leveraging technology to power growth from leading chief technology officers in
the asset management industry. Jib Wilkinson, Principal, Deloitte Consulting, led
CTOs from Putnam
Investments and Eaton
Vance through the discussion, which focused on the business
imperative for technology, challenges in talent management and a changing IT
operating model. Read
Achieving success in an era of
technological innovation often comes down to finding the best strategy, whether
it's to build, buy or partner. Asset managers learned how to harness the power
of FinTech as it shapes the financial service landscape. Christine Parker,
Executive Director, Ernst
& Young LLP moderated the panel, which featured experts
from Vestigo Ventures,
and Fidelity. Read
A provoking pair of speakers
kept the energy high during day two of NICSA's General Membership Meeting with
a keynote on facilitating rapid technological change followed by an update on
the U.S. economy.
Paul Schott Stevens, President and CEO of the Investment Company Institute (ICI), presented the morning keynote, which focused on advancing the relationship between regulators and technology. Burt White, Chief Investment Officer of LPL Financial Services, followed with an engaging and lively update on the economy, boldly asserting that the U.S. has not lived up to its GDP potential and has failed to improve the lives of average Americans. Read more...
Winning Strategies in Human Capital Management
When it comes to emerging
technologies, HR professionals are primarily concerned with the impact
innovation will have on employees. ... From Baby Boomers—who are retiring in
droves and leaving knowledge gaps in their wake—to the Millennial generation,
there's a lot to consider.
Rory Melick, Director, People & Organization Practice at PwC, moderated this panel, which featured senior HR professionals from Vanguard, Northern Trust and JP Morgan.
While it's still important to
manage traditional service providers (technology vendors, operational asset
servicing partners, etc.) other business alliances such as those with PR firms
and legal advisers should also be considered. The vendor management breakout
session was led by Nick D'Angelo, Director at PwC. , Attendees heard from seasoned
professionals from Old
Mutual Asset Management, DST
Systems, and Fidelity
This interactive breakout
session examined the role of robotics and cognitive intelligence within the
asset management industry. The conversation picked up where NICSA's Sept. 20
Midwest Regional Meeting, themed "De-Mystifying Robotics Process
Automation," left off. John Sjosten, Senior Manager at Deloitte, moderated the
panel of experts from DST
Global and Putnam.