Regulatory Resources: Rules, Regs Going Effective in 2022

As the 2022 calendar gets underway, fund complexes will implement requirements from several regulatory actions they have been preparing for over the last couple of years. Below is a list of Forum webinars on derivatives, valuation, and others, highlighting how these regulations will affect the oversight of funds in the coming year. Webinar archives are available only to MFDF fund board members. If you are not a Forum member, you can purchase access to the program replay. For details, please contact us with the name of the program archive you are interested in viewing, along with your fund affiliation information. 

  • Webinar Archive: Putting the Fun in Fund of Funds
    This webinar presented by Elizabeth Reza of Ropes and Gray, Trevor Swanberg of John Hancock, and Kevin Gleason of Voya Funds, covered issues that arise in overseeing funds of funds including the possible need to obtain exemptive relief, the use of proprietary underlying funds or third party funds, considerations that arise in connection with the share class structure and pricing of funds of funds (including as part of the annual contract renewal process) and other related topics.  This webinar originally aired on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Click here to log in and view.

Industry Trends Refresh: ESG, Crypto, SPACs, Closed-End Fund Activism

The last two years have brought fundamental changes to the way the asset management industry operates, including a greater focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, ESG, and new product opportunities. Below is a list of webinars that examined how fund directors can think about those trends in their oversight role.

  • Web Event Archive: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Investment Management
    MFDF partnered with EY center for Board Matters to present Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Investment Management. Participants in this session discussed how fund directors can encourage diversity of thoughts and talents in investment management, attract a wide range of talent to the industry through fund board diversity and ask better questions of advisors and their diversity initiatives. This event originally aired on Thursday, June 10 and Friday, June 11, 2021. Click here to log in and view.