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.
August 11, 2022 SEC Amends Rules on Proxy Solicitation and Proxy Voting Advice
August 10, 2022 CFTC Chairman Delivers Remarks on Cryptocurrency Regulation
August 9, 2022 Upcoming Web Events: E&Y Hosts ESG, Board of Directors Focused Webinars
August 4, 2022 House Financial Services Subcommittee Hears Testimony from SEC Enforcement Director
August 3, 2022 Birdthistle Speaks on SEC’s Regulatory Agenda, Priorities at PLI Conference
September 8, 2022In 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).Learn more
Denver September 13, 2022Director 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.Learn more
September 14, 2022Performance, 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).Learn more
July 28, 2022
Webinar Archive: Fund Boards' Oversight of Performance
As part of MFDF's webinar series on the 15c process, this webinar focuses on indices, benchmarks, and other ways to measure relative results for fund performance. This webinar originally aired on July 28, 2022.
July 19, 2022
Webinar Archive: Differentiating Mutual-Fund-to-ETF Conversions
K&L Gates partners Stacy Fuller and Fatima Sulaiman explained the key differences between mutual-fund-to-ETF conversions and more traditional reorganizations of registered funds. This webinar originally aired on July 19, 2022.
July 14, 2022
Webinar Archive: Intro to ESG Rules Proposal Changes
Gwen Williamson, partner at Perkins Coie, highlighted the key takaways for fund boards from the recent SEC's ESG rules proposals on the names rule and fund/adviser disclosure related to ESG investment strategies. This webinar was originally aired on July 14, 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