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.
February 29, 2024 Birdthistle to Leave SEC March 8
February 28, 2024 Registered Closed-End Funds May Exclude Investor’s Advisory Proposal to Declassify Board
February 27, 2024 MFDF Webinar: Fund Industry Claims Trends: An Insurer’s Perspective
February 26, 2024 SEC Settles Charges with 16 Firms for Recordkeeping Failures
February 22, 2024 Gensler Delivers Remarks on Artificial Intelligence in Finance
Washington March 7, 20242024 Fund Governance & Regulatory Insights Conference
MFDF's annual FGRI Conference will bring independent directors together with legislators, regulators, and other industry experts to discuss issues of critical concern to fund directors. This program is scheduled to be in-person starting at 8 am on March 7, 2024 and conclude at 12 pm on March 8, 2024.Learn more
April 4, 2024Director Discussion Series - Open Forum via Zoom
DDS meetings provide a opportunity for independent directors and CCOs to discuss timely issues with peers and experts. This Zoom meeting will be held from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (ET).Learn more
April 9, 2024CEF Litigation Update
Vanessa Richardson and Jay Spinola, partners at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP will highlight latest CEF litigations. The webinar will broadcast live from 2 pm - 3 pm (ET).Learn more
February 27, 2024
Webinar Archive: Potential Hurdles of Investment in China and other Emerging Markets
Ama A. Adams, managing partner at the Ropes & Gray Washington, DC office and Paulita A. Pike, managing partner of the Ropes & Gray Chicago office will examine recent Biden Administration action impacting outbound investment into China. This webinar originally aired on Feb. 22, 2024.
February 27, 2024
Webinar Archive: Proxy Voting by Asset Managers: Current Trends and Issues
Join Christopher Trueax and Jack O'Brien, partners at Morgan Lewis, as they discuss the latest proxy voting trends and issues by asset managers during this webinar. This webinar originally aired on Feb. 15, 2024.
December 15, 2023
Webinar Archive: Investment Valuation and Governance: Deloitte's 21st Annual Fair Valuation Pricing Survey
Deloitte's Paul Kraft, Tom Wines, and Rajan Chari discusses the latest findings from Deloitte's 21st edition Annual Fair Valuation Survey. This webinar originally aired on Dec. 13, 2023.
MFDF Member Series - Leveraging MFDF Membership to Locate Future Directors
Leslie Beckbridge, MFDF's Operations and Member Services Manager, highlighted MFDF's Director Candidate Database, a service that provides curated candidate lists in response to member boards' requirements. The webinar provided an overview of the Database, discussed how members can use it as part of succession planning efforts, and shared insights to get the best results from your inquiry.