ISS Proposes Updated Equity Plan, Independent Chair Policies - Oct 31, 2014

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European Union Tax Reclaims - What Directors Should Know

Forum Webinar Series

Deanna Flores, Chris Morgan, Brent Oswald, and David Richardson with KPMG will discuss the pending reclaims filed on behalf of US mutual funds and the developments within the EU.


CCO Compensation:  The MPI Annual Survey 2014

Forum Webinar Series

Management Practice has conducted an annual survey of mutual fund Chief Compliance Officer compensation for the past nine years. Each summer MPI releases its "Survey of Mutual Fund Chief Compliance Officer Compensation and Organizational Practices", which provides aggregate compensation data received through confidential questionnaires from fund CCOs and other industry executives. This webinar will provide highlights from the most recent survey.


Best Execution in Today’s Complex Markets

Washington, DC

The Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business and the Mutual Fund Directors Forum will host a day long roundtable on issues of concern to fund directors in mutual fund trading.

Best Execution In Today's Complex Market
European Union Tax Reclaims - What Directors Should Know
CCO Compensation: The MPI Annual Survey
Current Issues in Fair Valuation
Update on Trends in the Asset Management Industry

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ISS Proposes Updated Equity Plan, Independent Chair Policies

October 31, 2014

Institutional Shareholder Services recently proposed changes to its equity plan and independent chair policies. Under the proposal, ISS would update its Equity Plans policy to “a more nuanced approach around traditional cost evaluation.” The move would implement a “scorecard” model that would consider a range… read more

Gallagher Calls for SEC to Regain Control of Agenda

October 30, 2014

In a recent speech marking the 80th anniversary of the SEC, Commissioner Dan Gallagher called for the agency to “regain control of [its] agenda.” Gallagher took aim at Dodd-Frank, noting that the mandates imposed by the law “do not by any measure represent the best… read more

Industry Associations Submit Recommended Order Routing Disclosure Template

October 29, 2014

In a letter to SEC Chair Mary Jo White, the Investment Company Institute (ICI), the Managed Funds Association (MFA), and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) detailed suggestions for improved order routing disclosure. The associations convened a working group comprised “a broad… read more