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.
March 28, 2020 Assessing D&O, Business Interruption Coverage in a Changing Environment
March 28, 2020 Market Upheaval Puts Money Market Funds in Spotlight
March 26, 2020 Fitch Sees Valuation Challenges Ahead for BDCs
March 25, 2020 Temporary Relief Permits Funds to Obtain Short-Term Funding
March 24, 2020 SEC Extends Relief to Funds, Advisers
April 16, 2020Advancing Diversity: Fund Board Composition Considerations for 2020 and Beyond
This webinar will discuss diversity trends among fund boards, how those boards are thinking about diversity as a matter of governance, and methods boards are using to prioritize diversity as a factor in director recruitment efforts. The webinar will broadcast live from 2 pm - 3 pm (ET).Learn more
April 30, 2020Current Trends and Auditor Independence
This webinar will walk through of the relevant rules that govern auditor independence within the registered fund environment, as well as hear about recent rule changes, final and proposed, that the SEC has made regarding auditor independence. The webinar will broadcast live from 2 pm - 3 pm (ET).Learn more
Chicago May 18, 2020Director Discussion Series - Open Forum (Chicago)
THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED.Learn more
March 27, 2020
Webinar Archive: Challenges for Fund Boards in Light of COVID-19
Dechert partners discussed the top issues facing fund directors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The topics included Liquidity, NAVs, SEC Filing Delays and In-Person Meeting Relief, and MMFs.
March 12, 2020
Webinar Archive: An Update on the SEC's Whistleblower Program
Goodwin lawyers Marco E. Adelfio and Andrew L. Zutz discussed the history and current landscape of the SEC's whistleblower program, considerations for mutual funds and their directors, and the potential direction of changes going forward.
March 5, 2020
Press Release: Forum Announces Wyderko's Successor
The Mutual Fund Directors Forum has announced that Carolyn McPhillips, Senior Counsel of the Forum, will succeed Susan Wyderko as President upon Susan's retirement in June 2020.
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