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.
February 2, 2023 Event of Interest: ESG & Alternative Investment Managers – 360 Degree View
February 1, 2023 Federal Reserve Requests Climate Analysis from Largest US Banks
January 31, 2023 MFDF Webinar: What You Need to Know About the SEC’s Swing Pricing Proposal
January 30, 2023 Blog Post on Corporate Governance Highlights Challenges in Human Capital
January 26, 2023 Kirkland & Ellis Releases Alert Highlighting SEC Scrutiny of ESG Claims by Advisers
Stuart February 7, 2023Director Discussion Series - Open Forum (Stuart, FL)
The Forum will host an in-person Director Discussion Series lunch in Stuart, FL to facilitate discussions for independent directors and CCOs to discuss timely issues brought up by participants. The event will be in-person from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at The Elliott Museum in Stuart, FL.Learn more
March 1, 2023Fund Industry Claims Trends: An Insurer’s Perspective
Join Julie Ulstrup and Daniel Steiner from ICI Mutual as they provide an overview of the fund industry claims trends and recent developments in the fund industry insurance market. The webinar will broadcast live from 2 pm - 3 pm (ET).Learn more
Washington March 9, 20232023 Fund Governance & Regulatory Insights Conference
The Forum's annual FGRI Conference will bring independent directors together with legislators, regulators, and other industry experts to discuss issues of critical concern to fund directors. This program is scheduled to be in-person starting at 8 am on March 9, 2023 and conclude at 12 pm on March 10, 2023.Learn more
February 1, 2023
Webinar Archive: The SEC's Swing Pricing and Liquidity Proposal: What You Should Know
Brenden Carroll, partner, and Monica Patel, associate, with Dechert LLP provided an overview of the SEC's proposal on swing pricing and liquidity and its potential impact to the mutual fund industry. This webinar originally aired on February 1, 2023.
January 17, 2023
Webinar Archive: Impact of 2022 Mid-Term Elections on the Financial Industry
Mahlet Makonnen, Principal at Williams & Jensen, PLLC, analyzed the outcome of the November 2022 mid-term election and discussed how the results will shape the congressional landscape for the financial services sector going forward. This webinar originally aired on January 10, 2023.
December 9, 2022
Webinar Archive: Investment Valuation and Governance: Deloitte's 20th Annual Fair Valuation Pricing Survey
Paul Kraft, Pedro Beato, and Tom Wines discusses the latest findings from Deloitte's 20th edition Annual Fair Valuation Survey. This webinar originally aired on December 9, 2022.
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 BoardDoc@mfdf.org
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.Watch Replay