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.

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COVID-19 Resources for Fund Directors

MFDF aims to keep fund directors up to date on relevant regulatory and business topics during the global health crisis. This list of resources provides information on regulatory relief and guidance, commentary on legal, strategic and governance matters, as well as asset management industry news. As we update this list, we will post the updates via our Forum News Feed daily blog.

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What Fund Directors Need to Know about AI and Quantitative Investing

In March 2020, Brian Bruce, CEO & CIO of Hillcrest Asset Management, and Korok Ray, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of the Mays Innovation Research Center at Texas A&M University, published their paper titled "Fund Board Oversight of Artificial Intelligence and Quantitative Investments" to address mutual fund directors as they are increasingly asked to oversee funds that use artificial intelligence and quantitative methods to manage investments. With the growth of artificial intelligence and quantitative strategies such as smart beta, fund directors must understand the basis of these technologies to properly govern the funds they oversee. 

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