Resources for Fund Directors Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The MFDF aims to keep fund directors up to date on relevant regulatory and business topics during the global health crisis. The following list of resources provides information on regulatory relief and guidance, commentary on legal, strategic and governance matters, as well as asset management industry news.

MFDF WEBINAR: Challenges for Fund Boards in Light of COVID-19

The Forum has recorded a webinar with leading Dechert lawyers to highlight some of the key issues that require director attention during the global pandemic. The webinar addresses liquidity oversight, NYSE trading disruptions, SEC relief to assist funds and advisers, and money market fund issues.  The webinar recording is available here

Current Board Priorities: Valuation Rule and COVID-19 Considerations

Money Market Funds - Uncertainty, Intervention, and the Road Ahead

Audit Committee Considerations in the Current Environment: Accounting and Reporting, Tax, and Remote Operations:

Closed-End Funds: Offering Reform and COVID-19 Considerations:

The New Work from Home Environment:

Planning Effective Virtual Meetings:

Forum News Feed Items

Diversity and Recruiting Amid Pandemic

Industry Assessing Return to Office Strategies

In-Person Meeting Relief Extended to Dec. 31, 2020

Industry Watchers See Increased Risk of Fraud and Insider Trading

What We are Hearing: How Fund Directors are Improving Virtual Meetings

Succession Planning Amid Crisis

Vedder Price Looks Ahead for Boardroom Topics

SEC Forms COVID-19 Task Force

ACA Guidance on Safe and Effective Virtual Meetings

How to Think About Mergers Now

Auditors Grapple with Distancing Challenges

Firms Urged to Keep Disclosures Current

Data Protection, Cybersecurity Top of Mind for Boards

Will Pandemic Slow LIBOR Transition?

Work-from-Home Reality Challenges Parts of Industry

SEC Extends Relief to Funds, Advisers

Temporary Relief Permits Funds to Obtain Short-Term Funding

Market Upheaval Puts Money Market Funds in Spotlight

IM Division Extends No-Action Relief on In-Person Meetings Through June 15, 2020

K&L Attorneys Suggest Oversight Strategies Amid Virus Crisis

Broader Oversight Considerations for Boards

SEC and other Regulatory Relief



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Law Firm Commentary

SEC Relief Chart - Simpson Thacher lawyers handily summarize pandemic-related SEC relief and how the relief affects registered funds, closed-end funds and BDCs.

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Consultant and Service Provider Viewpoints


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