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.
December 1, 2022 Nasdaq Article Discusses How to Emphasize the ‘G’ in ESG as a Board Member
November 30, 2022 ACA Releases November Regulatory Update
November 29, 2022 Report Highlights How Boards Can Enhance Culture and Effectiveness
November 28, 2022 K&L Gates to Host Webinar on Disclosure Modernization
November 23, 2022 SEC Issues FAQ Regarding Adviser Consideration of DEI Factors
December 7, 2022Director Discussion Series - Open Forum via Zoom
DDS Meetings provide a venue for independent directors and CCOs to discuss timely issues with peers and experts. This Zoom meeting will be held from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.Learn more
December 8, 2022Investment Valuation and Governance: Deloitte's 20th Annual Fair Valuation Pricing Survey
Join Paul Kraft, , Pedro Beato, and Tom Wines as they discuss the latest findings from Deloitte's 20th edition Annual Fair Valuation Survey. The webinar will broadcast live from 2 pm - 3 pm (ET).Learn more
December 14, 2022In Focus: Closed-End Fund Activism
Join Jay Spinola, Partner with Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, as he discusses the latest in Closed-Fund Activism and how it affects directors who oversee Closed-End Funds. This event will take place on Zoom on December 14, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 2:00pm (ET).Learn more
November 8, 2022
Webinar Archive: What to Do When the SEC Calls
Willkie Farr partners Adam Aderton, Jim Anderson, and Kristy Littman discussed what fund boards should know about the SEC’s examination and enforcement processes and offered insights on recent SEC rule proposals that may affect fund boards. The webinar was aired on November 3, 2022.
September 28, 2022
Webinar Archive: What the Mutual Fund Industry Should Understand About Digital Assets
Perkins Coie partners Valerie Dahiya and Michael Didiuk discussed what fund boards should know about blockchain, fintech, and digital assets affect the fund industry. The webinar was aired on September 22, 2022.
September 19, 2022
Webinar Archive: The Impact of Volatility on the Markets
During this webinar, Paul Reisz, executive vice president and head of the multi-sector fixed income team at PIMCO, and Sanjeev Handa, Independent Director of the Carlyle Tactical Private Credit Fund, discussed the impacts of rising rates, inflation, global volatility and more. The webinar was aired on September 16, 2022.
Board Doc: What is an appropriate timeline for recruiting a new director?
The MFDF’s Board Doc is an occasional feature of the Daily News Feed that features questions from our readers. The answers and commentary provided in our responses do not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. Please consult with your independent counsel on questions of compliance with the securities laws and director fiduciary duties. If you would like the Board Doc to consider your questions, please e-mail BoardDoc@mfdf.org
MFDF Webinar Archive: Observations from SEC Examinations of RICs
On March 1, the panel reviewed the recent risk alert issued by the SEC on October 26, 2021 entitled “Observations from Examinations in the Registered Investment Company Initiatives” identifying topics of interest and concern for boards of directors, outside counsel, internal legal staff, and compliance officers. Forum members can view the replay of the webinar archives by logging in to MFDF's website and clicking on the link below.Watch Replay