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Boston, MA – February 20, 2024 — Nicsa has announced its Volunteer of the Year Awardees, who will be honored at its Strategic Leadership Forum in March. Nicsa’s Volunteer of the Year Awards recognize outstanding efforts of members who are dedicated to supporting the mission of the Association, serving the global asset and wealth management community, and advancing the broader industry. Nicsa’s committees work to provide association members with educational resources on the issues that matter most to the global asset and wealth management industry. On behalf of Nicsa, committee members support the association’s mission of developing, sharing, and advancing ...
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Boston, MA – February 6, 2024 – Nicsa, a leading provider of education and networking forums to professionals in the global asset and wealth management industry, announced its key speakers and session highlights for the 2024 Strategic Leadership Forum taking place on March 13-15 in Orlando, Florida. · Industry veteran Marty Flanagan , Chairman Emeritus of Invesco , will share perspectives from pivotal times in his career and explore how lessons learned can be applied to future "watershed" moments. · Bob Pisani of CNBC will moderate an intimate C-Suite Roundtable featuring Edward Jones’ Penny Pennington and Yie-Hsin ...
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Boston, MA – January 26, 2024 – Nicsa , a premier asset and wealth management association, is proud to announce a partnership with Expect Miracles Foundation (EMF) for its 2024 Nicsa Gives Ba ck Charity Golf Tournament . Nicsa will invite attendees of its Strategic Leadership Forum , executives from leading asset and wealth management firms, to participate in its March 14 event at Waldorf Astoria Orlando Golf Club in Orlando, Florida. Net proceeds from the Nicsa Gives Ba ck Charity Golf Tournament will go to Expect Miracles Foundation, a leading advocate in the fight against cancer within the financial services industry. ...
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To the Nicsa Community: Happy 2024! I hope each of you rang in the new year with renewed optimism for the industry we all serve. I am very proud to be part of a community that has made impressive strides in servicing clients, supporting employees, and offering innovative investment solutions. Likewise, I am exceptionally proud of Nicsa’s role in that progress, and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our members for their ongoing support of each other, our industry, and our association during the last twelve months. People Nicsa has always been about “the people,” and that is clearly where we shine. We have some exceptional ...
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Boston, MA – January 3, 2024 – Nicsa, a leading Association in support of the asset and wealth management industry, recognizes eight new Committee Chairs. These individuals help lead the nonprofit’s work to advance leading practices across a wide spectrum of industry business lines and professionals. Nicsa’s committees are open to all employees of member firms and comprise professionals across divisions, departments, and all levels of management. A full list of Nicsa Committee Chairs follows, with recent appointees appearing in bold: BOD/Executive Committee Scott Brady, Columbia Threadneedle | Chair Stacy Bernstein, American ...
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Participants at Nicsa’s 2023 General Membership Meeting explored what’s driving the diverse landscape of alternative assets, from private equity to venture capital, hedge funds, and beyond. The session, What’s Driving the Alts Landscape , took a deep dive into the untapped opportunities that alts can offer. York Lo, Head of Alternative Product and LLCs, John Hancock Investment Management moderated the panel which comprised Brendan Cuddihy, Chief Operating Office, CAIS; Kenny King, Head of Alternatives, Asset Servicing, BNY Mellon; and Meisan Lim, Investment Managing Director, Hedge Funds, Cambridge Associates Alternative investments have emerged ...
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Nicsa’s 2023 General Membership Meeting featured a thought provoking, debate-style discussion on the differences between “traditional” and “Next Gen” workforces. The different perspectives on the future of the workforce included moderator Kevin McCord, Sales Manager, National Quality Review, alongside panelists Robert Fox, Senior Manager, Clarendon Partners; Rima Haddad, Vice President, Hedge Fund Financial Reporting, JP Morgan; and LeAnn Trejo, Senior Vice President of American Funds Service Company (AFS), part of Capital Group (CG). The conference session highlighted key learnings and insights into generational work preferences, particularly ...
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Nicsa's 2023 General Membership Meeting offered a look into the advisor landscape and the shifting intermediary marketplace. Broadridge’s Tim Kresl and Columbia Threadneedle Investments’ Jim Bumpus, Head of Intermediary Markets, discussed key trends. With the increasing product complexity and evolving investor expectations, advice models are being reshaped. The session’s audience included executives from across the asset and wealth management industry. The discussion offered the following takeaways: Financial advisors are increasingly diversifying their allocations, including alternatives (liquid and non-liquid), separately managed ...
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A recent panel discussion at Nicsa's 2023 General Membership Meeting , Unveiling the Power of AI , delved into the transformative impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the asset and wealth management industry and the unique dynamics at play, giving rise to this technological wave. The panel was moderated by Matt Labovich, US Data Analytics and AI Leader, PwC. Panelists included Vanessa Fernandes, Head of Digital Experience and Delivery, BNY Mellon, Amie Fleming, Data & AI Director, Microsoft, and Ninou Sarwono, VP, Head of Emerging Technology, Capital Group. An AI Revolution: The panel discussed the significant paradigm ...
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A recent panel discussion at Nicsa's 2023 General Membership Meeting , A Confident Board , delved into the strategies for effective governance within the asset and wealth management industry, The panel was moderated by Amy Merrill, Senior Manager, EY. Panelists included Gary Casagrande, Senior Vice President - Head of US Fund Administration, Northern Trust, Joanne Kane, Chief Compliance Officer, SS&C Technologies, and Rosa Licea-Mailloux, Vice President and Head of Compliance, Americas, MFS Investment Management The discussion revolved around the critical interplay between board oversight, compliance, and operational understanding ...
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Nicsa’s 2023 General Membership Meeting featured an insightful panel discussion focused on the evolving relationship between the wealth management and retirement industries. Moderated by Bing Waldert, Managing Director, U.S. Research, Cerulli Associates, the panel featured Kevin Murphy, Senior Vice President, Head of Workplace Retirement Distribution, Franklin Templeton, Jania Stout, Senior Vice President, OneDigital | Retirement Services, and Nathan Voris, Head of Channel Strategy, Morningstar. The conversation centered on the transformation of wealth management from a conventional business model to one that prioritizes financial planning. One central ...
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Overview: Nicsa’s 2023 General Membership Meeting kicked off with an eye-opening keynote: Mutual Funds 2030: Rising Expectations , led by PwC’s Peter Finnerty and Declan Byrne, Mutual Funds Practice Leader and Research & Analytics Leader, respectively. The session explored how expectations from investors, employees, regulators, and society as a whole have drastically increased through the pandemic, inflation, and market pressures over the last several years. PwC’s thought leaders led a discussion around the impact of these trends and how managers will respond through strategic positioning, product innovation, technology transformation, and the ...
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Boston, MA – November 7, 2023 – The asset and wealth management industry has made meaningful strides on the journey to advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), but needs to go the distance to deeply integrate their commitments into corporate culture and everyday business decisions according to Going the Distance: Accelerating DEI in Asset and Wealth Management. Nicsa’s study is now available to the public via a fully accessible landing page. Click here to view. The 2023-2024 study is offered by Nicsa’s Diversity Project North America and will be released to registrants of the 2023 Nicsa General Membership Meeting on November ...
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A Guest Blog by Nicsa's Chairman and Chair of Product & Distribution Committee If you’re like me, you strive to not only stay on top of industry trends, but anticipate them. Doing so allows for nimble and strategic business planning, and benefits me, my team, and my firm. It’s not an easy task, but it is made easier by leveraging a community of industry peers to gain transparency on the issues, build confidence in my preparation, and frankly have some great conversations with folks I respect and enjoy being around. Nicsa’s Product & Distribution Committee represents many of the industry’s top asset and wealth managers and meets regularly ...
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A Guest Blog by BlackRock | Diversity Project North America Member Neurodiversity in the workplace -- different ways of thinking, learning, perceiving the world, processing information, and interacting with others -- helps organizations thrive, as such an inclusive workforce can improve creativity, innovation, and problem solving. October is National Disability Employment Awareness month, and this gives us the opportunity to shine a light on neurodivergent members of the corporate workforce whose disabilities may get less attention than others but who are no less important to an organization ’ s success. Neurodivergent ...
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Boston, MA – October 23, 2023 -- Nicsa, a leading asset and wealth management industry association, is proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Nicsa NOVA Awards, which recognize excellence in innovation and leadership. The 2023 award winners are as follows: President’s Awards Chuck Gallant, Director, Digital and Data Strategy, BNY Mellon Kirsten Pickens, Managing Director, Co-Head of US Distribution, FS Investments ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Strategic Leadership Award Jenny Johnson, ...
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Boston, MA – October 16, 2023 – Nicsa, a leading provider of education and networking forums to professionals in the global asset and wealth management industry, announced its keynote and other speaker highlights for the 2023 General Membership Meeting taking place on November 7-8. GMM sessions will kick off on Tuesday November 7 with a keynote presentation by Peter Finnerty, Mutual Funds Practice Leader, PwC and Declan Byrne, PwC Partner, Mutual Fund Research and Analytics Leader . Their address, Rising Expectations: 2030, will provide attendees with predictions on how expectations from investors, employees, regulators, and society ...
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National Disability Awareness Month in October is an opportunity for individuals and organizations to recognize and celebrate the achievements, contributions, and unique challenges faced by the disabled community. Nicsa’s Diversity Project North America is committed to promoting inclusion. The DPNA Industry Events & Engagement Committee has compiled a list of resources and simple strategies to help firms and individuals make the most of this important month. START WITH SIMPLE CHANGES: To recognize National Disability Awareness Month, consider implementing some straightforward measures. DPNA member JP Morgan, for example, intentionally renames ...
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Boston, MA – September 29, 2023 – Nicsa announced the election of five new members to its Board of Directors. The new slate of directors and officers will take effect November 6, 2023. The new Board members are as follows: Dan Houlihan , President & CEO, STP Investment Services LLC Brooke Marrujo , Senior Vice President, Capital Group | American Funds Stephen Patrickakos , Head of Managed Investments, Bank of America / Merrill Lynch Brian Shlissel , Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Andrew Strnad , Partner, ACA “We’re excited to expand our Board of Directors with these industry thought leaders and ...
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Boston, MA – September 25, 2023 – The Nicsa 2023 General Membership Meeting (GMM) will take place November 7 -8 at the Marriott Long Wharf in Boston, MA . The two days of on-site learning and networking will provide timely insights into critical business pathing for 2024 and beyond. Conference content will take deep dives into AI, product development, NextGen workforce, and the retirement landscape. The event will also feature the Annual NOVA Awards Luncheon honoring industry change agents. Conference participants will include industry executive from all facets of asset and wealth management including product development, distribution, ...
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