Just thought I would mention that I am off to Miami this weekend for NICSA’s Annual Conference & Expo. I’m really looking forward to it… and not just because the weather forecast is good!
I haven’t actually been at the NICSA event for a couple of years but the last time I was there, I thought it was an excellent show. It’s a great opportunity to do some networking and meet industry contacts but above all, I’m really looking forward to hearing the presentations and learning about the latest industry trends. Especially with the new regulatory environment, there is lots of focus on upcoming regulation and how firm are going to have to gear up to comply. There is a really interesting panel discussion on Monday morning (State of the Investment Industry) which is going to focus on major regulatory initiatives – both in the U.S. and abroad. Panelists from MFS, Deloittes, ALFI and State Street will share their views on how new regulations will shape the competitive landscape and alter the future of the fund industry.
I’m also very interested in the panel discussion on how asset managers are using social media to interact with their customers – another key industry trend and I’m looking forward to hearing J.P. Morgan Asset Management CEO, George Gatch deliver a keynote on Innovation in the Fund Industry.
Apart from all that, I’m looking forward to the networking events and receptions and the chance to catch up with some familiar faces. Unfortunately, I don’t play golf so I won’t be participating on the golf course. If you’re going to NICSA, I’d love to catch up – MoneyMate is exhibting by the way (booth #10) or you can always catch me on email firstname.lastname@example.org