Nicsa, the Asset Management Industry Association, Marks its 60th Anniversary

By Nicsa posted 29 days ago


Boston, MA – August 29, 2022 – Leading trade association Nicsa is celebrating its 60th anniversary. The Boston-born association has expanded across geographies and business functions to cover all facets of the global asset management industry. View Anniversary Page. Watch Anniversary Video. 

The organization announced it will celebrate the milestone at its upcoming General Membership Meeting on November 2-3 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston.

Throughout its history, the association has evolved from a local Boston-based initiative to a globally focused organization focused on cutting-edge business themes such as product trends, digital innovation, and DEI.

Nicsa brings asset managers, intermediaries, and service providers to the same playing field to serve a wide array of business lines including product, distribution, technology, data, operations, risk management, compliance, and fund accounting & administration.

The association connects industry participants through committees, conferences, educational programs, and networking events. Nicsa’s initiatives include the Diversity Project North America, Blackwell Scholarship, Rising Stars, Nicsa NOVA Awards, and Accelerator – A Professional Development Program. Nicsa has been the asset management industry’s home for collaboration on important trends and can act as a valuable resource for the development of best practices.

“We are very proud of Nicsa’s legacy. The association has been on the forefront of vital changes in the asset management industry for 60 years, evolving along with its member firms,” said Jim Fitzpatrick, President and CEO of Nicsa. “We hope that this milestone underscores our continued mission to connect all areas of the global asset management industry as we collaborate to solve common industry problems with the best interest of our shareholders in mind.” 

“This anniversary not only celebrates what Nicsa has accomplished over six decades, but also provides a solid foundation for even bigger and better things to come with our growing membership drawn from across the asset management industry,” said Scott Brady, Chairman of the Nicsa Board of Directors and Head of Product Development and Strategy at Columbia Threadneedle Investments. “I am excited about the future of Nicsa and look forward to all the contributions it will make to the industry we all serve.” Watch S. Brady’s Commentary on Nicsa’s Anniversary.

Among Nicsa’s founding firms were State Street Bank & Trust Company, Fidelity Investments, and Old Colony Trust (now part of Columbia Threadneedle Investments). Over the years, industry icons such as Jamie Dimon, Mellody Hobson, Jennifer Johnson, Lisa Jones, Joe Sullivan, Ted Truscott, and Tyler Mathisen have motivated audiences from the Nicsa stage. Watch T. Mathisen’s Commentary on Nicsa’s Anniversary.

Nicsa offers educational programs, professional development, industry awards, and networking opportunities for employees across all facets of the global asset management industry. To learn more about becoming a member firm, click here.    


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