From the Editor...
We're in the home stretch now!
I hope you had a lovely long Thanksgiving Day weekend, filled with, well, whatever makes you happy. We dedicated our most recent 10 Things... list to independent fund directors and what they're thankful for in the context of their role in the boardroom. It makes good light reading, and we hope you enjoyed it.
Just before the break, we brought you some reaction to the SEC's charges against Goldman Sachs Asset Management for how it manages its ESG funds. If you missed it, make time to give it a read. The case is a bit of a head scratcher, and the SEC's activity in this area is something independent counsel will be watching going forward.
Speaking of the SEC, the agency had a very busy last fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30. You can catch up on enforcement actions and other data points in the overview story we published recently. The Commission also has been very busy on the regulatory front, with announcements of rule proposals, finalized rules, and extended comment periods coming out every week lately. Much of what's happening doesn't directly touch the fund board, but the recent adoption regrading shareholder reports is likely to spur conversations in the boardroom; read about it here.
You also can catch up on new hires and other changes in the boardrooms at SunAmerica and Neuberger Berman funds, as well as at MFDF and IDC. 'Tis the season for new leadership and new hires on fund boards, and we'll keep you updated on those personnel changes.
Hillary Jackson, founding editor