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The Mutual Fund Directors Forum is a nonprofit membership organization for investment company directors. MFDF promotes vigilant, dedicated, and well-informed independent directors and serves as their voice and advocate on important policy matters.
This event is a small, informal discussion forum for independent directors and CCOs.
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Morningstar has long maintained that investors have better experiences when they partner with strong stewards of capital. Morningstar’s comprehensive evaluation of asset-management firms includes an examination of each company’s Corporate Culture, Fund Board Quality, Fund Manager Incentives, Fees, and Regulatory History. Learn how Morningstar evaluates investment managers and hear about industry standards and best practices.
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In July the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to its money market fund rules that will require institutional prime money market funds to use a variable net asset value instead of a stable $1.00 per share. The new rules will also allow the boards of all money market funds to impose liquidity fees and redemption gates to address the risk of runs. Joan Swirsky, a partner with Stradley Ronon, will explain the added obligations the new rule amendments will place on fund boards.
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August 26, 2014
Larry Tabb, founder and CEO of the research firm TABB Group, weighed into the payment for order flow debate with an open letter to Senator Carl Levin. Tabb took issue with statements Levin made in a letter to SEC Chair Mary Jo White… read more
August 25, 2014
Several news sources recently obtained an internal report by the SEC’s Office of the Inspector General relaying the results of an investigation into leaks regarding Commission deliberations on the J.P. Morgan “London Whale” settlement in September 2013. Two days prior to the issuance of the… read more
August 21, 2014
Recent money market fund reforms giving funds the ability to impose redemption gates and liquidity fees may actually increase run risk, according to several economists from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. According to the group, the possibility of a redemption gate reduces… read more