About Us

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Nicsa is a not-for-profit trade association striving to connect all facets of the global asset management industry in order to develop, share, implement, and advance leading practices. Nicsa member firms include asset managers, broker dealers, custodian banks, transfer agents, and other professional service firms including audit, tax, law, technology, marketing, and compliance.

Nicsa aims to help firms operating in all segments of the global asset management industry meet the changing needs of their clients by aligning and educating industry participants through formal education programs, interactive forums, networking opportunities, and initiatives such as the Diversity Project North America.

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The Diversity Project North America promotes a diverse and inclusive asset management industry with the right talent to deliver the best possible results for our clients, reflect the society we serve, and ensure long-term business sustainability. 

The Diversity Project North America seeks to drive measurable change for our member firms, and for the industry as a whole. We offer content aimed at developing and sharing tested practices and benchmarks so that, together, we can evolve toward a more inclusive asset management industry with positive business results. 

Nicsa Committees

Diversity Project North America

Resources

  • Nicsa Value Proposition
    Find out more about who we are and what we offer.
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  • Diversity Project Fact Sheet
    The Diversity Project North America promotes a diverse and inclusive asset management industry to deliver the best possible results for our clients, reflect the society we serve, and ensure long-term business sustainability. View this fact sheet to learn more about Diversity Project North America.
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  • Listen, Learn & Lead Podcast
    A recording from our popular webinar, Listen, Learn, & Lead: A Dialogue on Authentic Allyship. This important discussion about race in the asset management industry provides generational perspectives about what it means to be Black in the industry.
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Our Webinars

  • A Tech Transformation

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 03/31/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Technology is changing the very nature of investing. Asset managers and asset allocators need their investment processes to be repeatable, digital, and measurable if they want to compete and succeed. It’s simply not enough for investment processes to live in spreadsheets. Digitizing the process of developing and executing investment ideas can help asset managers better measure, compare, and refine the effectiveness of those ideas. Investment Data Science (IDS) capabilities can help managers and allocators digitize, measure, and refine their investment process. Join our panel of industry experts sponsored by Northern Trust as we explore how to leverage the power of data in 2021 and beyond.

  • ETFs: Optimizing Your Product and Distribution Strategy

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/24/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Join our panel of industry executives as they discuss ETF trends, and how to fully optimize your product and distribution strategy. The panel will review current trends in ETFs in terms of sales growth, demand and new product opportunities. We will discuss new products in the ETF space such as non-transparent and active ETFs and show how advisor and investor preferences are driving demand for ETFs.

  • Listen, Learn & Lead: Empowering and Sponsoring Women

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 03/11/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Nicsa's Listen, Learn & Lead program is a series of important discussions around diverse segments in the asset management industry. In acknowledgment of International Women's Day on March 8, this installment will focus on empowering and sponsoring women both within your organization and throughout the global asset management industry. Advocating for the advancement of women is crucial for improving gender balance and diversity in leadership teams, while sponsorship can create successful pathways for women at different stages in their careers.

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