Join independent chairs and independent lead directors at the next Conference of Fund Leaders event on June 4, 2018 11:00 – 3:00 pm, in Boston on the campus of Harvard Law School. The event will focus on the SEC’s contemplated valuation guidance, and the evolution of fund distribution platforms.
SEC staff recently have announced that they are exploring options to update valuation guidance for funds. Division Director Dalia Blass has said she contemplates that the guidance will include recommendations to assist boards in performing their valuation duties. Alison Staloch, Chief Accountant in the Division of Investment Management, is a key leader of this initiative, and she will discuss the staff’s thinking. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to share their views on how the staff can best position directors to appropriately oversee valuation.
The second segment of the roundtable will explore fund distribution. The decisions that third party platforms make regarding their fund offerings have a significant impact on the fund industry. Frank McDonnell, Head of Global Mutual Funds in the Investment Solutions Group at Merrill Lynch, will participate in a Q&A designed to provide his insights into how Merrill Lynch thinks about the funds that will included on the platform.
As with every CFL event, there will be ample time for networking and conversation among fund leaders. There is no charge to attend the roundtable.This program is open only to fund independent chairs and independent lead directors. To register, please click on the red "Register Now" button above (you will need to be logged in to the Forum's website and be a chair/lead independent director for this button to appear). If you have issues with registering online, please call the Forum at 202.507.4488.
We request business attire for this event.
This event is closed to the media.
This program is open ONLY to Chairs and Lead Independent Directors of a U.S. mutual fund board.
Chief Account, Division of Investment Management
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Head of Global Mutual Funds, Investment Solutions Group
Harvard Law School (The Caspersen Treasure Room in HLS Library)
1563 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
For those of you driving to the event, please purchase a one-day parking pass at https://onedaypermit.vpcs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/permit/purchase.pl. Each car must be registered with the HLS parking lot. The one-day pass cost is $17. Please select "Harvard Law School" for the Department field and "1006" or "7700" as the Department Code field when registering to purchase the parking pass.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
PRESS / MEDIA