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A diverse panel of tech experts took the stage at NICSA’s recent SLF to share their perspectives on the asset management industry’s digital transformation trends — from blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) to behavioral biometrics and cybersecurity. The session, moderated by Lyndsay Noble, Director of Data Science at SS&C, featured thought leaders from BNY Mellon, Securitize, and Fidelity Investments. Beyond Blockchain Carlos Domingo, Co-Founder and CEO at Securitize, said the biggest misconception surrounding blockchain is that it’s being promoted as a solution for the world’s largest problems. “Blockchain, in particular, only solves certain ...
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While the majority of today’s millionaires live in North America, the fastest growth is occurring in international markets. According to a 2019 study by Boston Consulting Group , revenue in Asia’s private banking sector alone could equal or exceed that of Western Europe by 2023. Jennifer Hoopes, Senior Managing Director and General Counsel at Foreside, pointed to this study during a session on the future of the global investment market at Nicsa’s recent SLF. Hoopes moderated the panel, which also featured experts from ALFI, Allfunds, Matthews Asia, and Wisdom Tree. “With the vast majority of growth in millionaires across the globe in Asia, Africa, and Latin ...
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It’s no secret that the upcoming presidential election may have a significant impact on the asset management industry — but what should we expect? Candi Wolff, Head of Global Government Affairs at Citi, gave NICSA members her perspective on the issue as a keynote speaker at Nicsa’s SLF in late February. Wolff, who served in the White House as President George W. Bush’s chief lobbyist, made history as the first female to hold such a position. Today, she uses more than two decades of government relations experience to identify policy issues that may impact Citi and the industry at large. “This election is not about what the national polls tell us,” Wolff told ...
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“The one thing I know for sure is that change will be constant,” Jeff Ringdahl, President and COO at Resolute Investment Managers told Nicsa members during a panel discussion at the 2020 Strategic Leadership Forum in February.   The conversation, which was moderated by Paul Kraft, US Mutual Fund and Investment Adviser Practice Leader at Deloitte & Touche LLP, and also featured leaders from Thornburg Investment Management and the Nicsa Diversity Project North America — was centered on growing, running, and serving the asset management business.   “At the end of the day, we are trying to attract the best and brightest managers and market our strategies ...
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Nicsa members kicked off the 2020 Strategic Leadership Forum in February with a deep dive into fee structures with Wall Street veteran Peter Kraus.   For more than four decades, Kraus worked at major financial institutions — including Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and AllianceBernstein (AB).   In 2018, as a vocal proponent of pay-for-performance compensation models, Kraus teamed up with the Italian insurance company Generali to launch Aperture Investors , which he now governs as chairman and CEO. The asset management company, headquartered in New York, offers actively managed strategies with performance-linked fees.   Kraus opened the presentation ...
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Attendees at Nicsa's 2020 Strategic Leadership Forum gained insight into industry trends from the perspective of distributors during the Face the Membership Part II session, on Friday, February 28. The panel was moderated by professional investor and TV personality Guy Adami — one of the original “Fast Money Five” on CNBC’s Fast Money program. He was joined by experts from 6 Meridian, UBS, and Wells Fargo. [ Note: These events took place prior to the global pandemic declaration. ]   Adami kicked off the session with a fairly introspective question: Does the media make your jobs more difficult?   “The media — whether it’s the markets, politics — it ...
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Nicsa members gained insight into industry trends from the perspective of leading firms during a recent Face the Membership Roundtable at Nicsa's 2020 Strategic Leadership Forum. The Forum took place at the end of February 2020 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  The highly anticipated event was spearheaded by professional investor and TV personality Guy Adami — one of the original “Fast Money Five” on CNBC’s acclaimed Fast Money program. He was joined by experts from Empower Retirement, HSBC, and Northern Trust. [ Note: These events took place prior to the March declaration of a global pandemic. ] Deborah Hazell, CEO at HSBC Global Asset Management (USA) Inc., ...
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Boston, MA –February 27, 2020— Nicsa announced the recipients of its annual Volunteer of the Year Awards. Honorees will be celebrated at the Nicsa Strategic Leadership Forum held from February 26 - 28, 2020 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.   Nica’s Volunteer of the Year Awards recognizes the outstanding efforts of members who are especially dedicated to servicing the Nicsa community.   “Nicsa is proud to present our Volunteer of the Year Awards to this year’s exceptional winners, who have been tirelessly committed to furthering Nica’s mission of connecting all corners of the asset management industry and advancing ...
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Event will highlight technology trends, distribution evolution, and top-tier client service and investment management strategies   Boston, MA–February 20, 2020 — One of the most important events on the asset management industry conference calendar, Nicsa’s 2020 Strategic Leadership Forum , is just days away.   Taking place in Ft. Lauderdale, FL from February 26 th through the 28 th , the Strategic Leadership Forum brings together more than 300 senior leaders from all areas of the asset management industry to share perspectives and debate head on the most pressing issues facing the space. The event targets executive-level leaders strategically positioning ...
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Nicsa Presents Honorees with Volunteer of the Year Awards at SLF 2020 Nicsa is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Volunteer of the Year Awards. Honorees will be celebrated at the Nicsa Strategic Leadership Forum held from February 26-28, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “We look forward to honoring Nicsa committee members who have demonstrated committed excellence in driving forward educational content for our members. Their leadership has driven member collaboration and increased industry dialogue, which in turn paves the way toward the building of best practices in the global asset management industry,” said Jim Fitzpatrick, President and ...
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Thought leaders from around the nation and around the globe will convene at Nicsa’s Strategic Leadership Forum from February 26-28 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale. Here’s a look at our lineup, including experts from a diverse set of asset management firms, broker dealers, and extensive group of technology, law, and service firms that will be taking to the Nicsa stage this year. Guy Adami, CNBC Jason Brady, Thornburg Jimmy Blackmon, Leadership Expert Sheila Butze, Putnam Jane Conway, T Rowe Price David Cook, SS&C Michael Demissie, BNY Mellon Nathan Dierking, Invesco Will Dolan, Financeware ...
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Join us in Fort Lauderdale from February 26-28 to address the industry’s most important issues head on. Solidify your 2020 business plans with timely insights from a diverse set of perspectives—asset management firms, broker dealers, and an extensive group professional service firms. Nicsa has over twelve hours of educational content lined up with an impressive slate of expert speakers . Conference highlights include: Guy Adami, One of CNBC's original "Fast Money Five" and Wall Street Veteran This year’s Face the Membership feature promises to be a dynamic and interactive session. Asset managers and broker dealers take the stage for a discussion ...
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Washington, D.C.– January 13, 2020 – Today, leading asset management trade association NICSA is announcing it is rebranding to “ Nicsa ” and is upgrading its technology tools to better serve its members. The enhancements bring a fresh new look and improved engagement functionality as it further expands its presence in the global asset management space. “We are very proud and excited to introduce our Nicsa 2020 rebrand and upgrades. We believe these vital changes will help convey the breadth of content and opportunities we offer as well as provide an improved member experience,” said Jim Fitzpatick, President and CEO of Nicsa. “We hope the new Nicsa will invigorate ...
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Boston, MA – October 17, 2019 – Nicsa is announcing it has elected nine new members to their Board of Directors: Brandon Anderson – SS&C Patrick Curtin – Citi Clint Harris – Invesco Chris Keller – Harris Associates Frieda Lewis – Broadridge Dan Moorman – Wells Fargo Eileen Norton – TD Ameritrade David Rosen – Morgan Stanley Katerina Tzouganatos – Deloitte The new Board members, senior-level executives from Nicsa’s member firms spanning all areas of the asset management industry, were elected at the association’s 2019 General Membership Meeting (GMM) in Boston today. Nicsa’s Board of Directors now comprises 31 voting ...
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Boston, MA, October 7, 2019 —Leading asset management trade association NICSA is less than two weeks away from the start of its 2019 General Membership Meeting (GMM), taking place in Boston. Each year, the GMM brings together innovative and forward-thinking asset management industry leaders for robust discussions on the topics shaping the space. On October 17, experts from across each of the key disciplines in the fund business will be arriving in Boston to share thoughts on emerging technologies, navigating the regulatory landscape, and staying ahead of the rapid pace of change in asset management. “The asset management industry is undergoing a period ...
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“As asset management professionals looking to best support the distribution of our products and services, we have to understand who our clients are and ask ourselves if the industry’s workforce is reflective of the society we serve,” said Jim Fitzpatrick, President and CEO of Nicsa as he reviews the rewards, challenges, and the road ahead for D&I in the global asset management industry.  Read the full article from Paperjam here . #PressRelease #DiversityProject #PR-DiversityandInclusion ​​​
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Washington, D.C. – September 12, 2019 — NICSA, a leading asset management trade association, today announced the winners of the 2019 NICSA NOVA Awards, which recognize excellence in innovation and leadership within the asset management industry. Award winners are showcased each year at the NICSA General Membership Meeting and this year will be honored on October 17th in Boston. The 2019 award winners are as follows: LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Rich Daly, Broadridge OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE FUND INDUSTRY - ROBERT L. GOULD AWARD Bill Greilich, BNY Mellon Terry Metzger, SS&C STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP AWARD Sandy Bolton, Merrill ...
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Washington, D.C. – June 4, 2019 — The Diversity Project North America , an initiative sponsored by  NICSA , is today announcing the hiring of its first full-time leader, Jylanne Dunne, as well as a number of additions to its list of founding members and the launch of five operating committees to execute several short-term objectives. NICSA, a not-for-profit trade association that connects global asset management industry participants, sponsors the Diversity Project and oversees its mission of accelerating progress toward a more inclusive and diverse asset management industry. The number of participating firms has grown from a total of 14 to 30 since October ...
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Washington, D.C. – May 21, 2019 —NICSA, a leading trade association dedicated to fostering dialogue and connecting all aspects of the global asset management industry, today announced the launch of two new committees as it further expands its reach into the product and distribution business lines of the industry: the Alternative Investments Committee and the Separately Managed Accounts Working Group. The Alternative Investments Committee focuses on industry standardization and best practices between product providers, distributors, and service firms. The committee will advocate for streamlining of current policies and procedures associated with the service ...
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Washington D.C. –April 9, 2019. NICSA announced today the release of the 2019 NICSA Transfer Agent Compliance Guide. The guide provides members of the global asset management industry with a onestop, comprehensive resource of current compliance updates and standards as they relate to the transfer agent function. NICSA’s Transfer Agent Committee, which meets regularly to monitor and discuss trends in mutual fund transfer agent operations, compiled this centralized listing of laws, rules and regulations applicable to mutual fund transfer agents as a service to the transfer agency community. Reed Smith, a global law firm and a long-time NICSA member, vetted ...
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