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.
April 3, 2020 Resources for Fund Directors Amid COVID-19 Crisis
April 2, 2020 Dear Board Doc: We are Overwhelmed with Board Materials
March 31, 2020 Broader Oversight Considerations for Boards
March 30, 2020 MFDF WEBINAR: Challenges for Fund Boards in Light of COVID-19
March 28, 2020 Assessing D&O, Business Interruption Coverage in a Changing Environment
April 7, 2020The New Work From Home Environment
This webinar will highlight the impact of fully remote work environment on investment advisers, funds, and their vendors. The webinar will broadcast live from 2 pm - 3 pm (ET).Learn more
April 9, 2020Planning Effective Virtual Board Meetings
This webinar will discuss on how to effectively conduct virtual board meetings and the risks and challenges to anticipate. The webinar will broadcast live from 2 pm - 3 pm (ET).Learn more
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
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.
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.