MFDF Enhances the Governance of Mutual Funds

The Mutual Fund Directors Forum is an independent, non-profit organization that serves independent directors of mutual funds and other U.S. registered investment companies.  The Forum seeks to enhance fund governance by building a strong community among independent directors through educational and networking opportunities and by providing directors with a strong voice in the key policy debates impacting directors’ effectiveness and the future of the fund industry.

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Upcoming Events

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  • September 8, 2022

    In Focus: ESG Compliance

    Gwen Williamson, partner at Perkins Coie, will lead a session on how fund complexes can comply with the SEC's April 2021 ESG Risk Alert. This meeting will be on Zoom on September 8, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (ET).

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  • Denver September 13, 2022

    Director Discussion Series - Open Forum (Denver)

    The Forum will host an in-person Director Discussion Series breakfast in Denver to facilitate discussions for independent directors and CCOs to discuss timely issues brought up by participants. The event will be in-person from 7:30 am to 9:30 am at the offices of Morrison Foerster LLP in Denver.

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  • September 14, 2022

    Performance, Perception and Manager Selection

    During this webinar, Professor Scott D. Stewart from SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University will dive in to the key findings from his latest research Performance, Perception, and Manager Selection. The webinar will broadcast live from 2 pm - 3 pm (ET).

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Board Doc: What is an appropriate timeline for recruiting a new director?

The MFDF’s Board Doc is an occasional feature of the Daily News Feed that features questions from our readers. The answers and commentary provided in our responses do not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. Please consult with your independent counsel on questions of compliance with the securities laws and director fiduciary duties. If you would like the Board Doc to consider your questions, please e-mail

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MFDF Webinar Archive: Observations from SEC Examinations of RICs

On March 1, the panel reviewed the recent risk alert issued by the SEC on October 26, 2021 entitled “Observations from Examinations in the Registered Investment Company Initiatives” identifying topics of interest and concern for boards of directors, outside counsel, internal legal staff, and compliance officers. Forum members can view the replay of the webinar archives by logging in to MFDF's website and clicking on the link below.

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