From the Editor...

November 23, 2020

By Hillary Jackson

First and foremost, we are wishing you and yours a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving. This holiday, like most of the rest of 2020, will be a new kind of experience for so many of us, but it remains a time to be grateful for what we have and reflective as another year begins to wind down. If we're honest, we here at Fund Board Views are looking forward to a quiet few days off from work to relax and recharge (and eat good food). We hope you are too. 

 

Before you head off, though, be sure you're caught up on the latest articles posted on FBV in recent weeks. Our latest 10 Things... list examines the new fund of funds rule and what directors should know about it. We also take a look at one fund board's views on tailored shareholder reports—and recommendations on what should be included about fund boards—and provide details on two surveys being conducted by Investment Company Institute and Independent Directors Council on diversity in the fund industry. Survey results are due out in the first half of 2021 and are likely to form the basis of many discussions among advisers and fund boards as they examine their own practices when it comes to gender and racial diversity and make plans going forward. And finally, from a few weeks ago, check out our informative Q&A on the use of artificial intelligence in the fund industry—now and in the future. 

 

Coming tomorrow: We'll have an exclusive interview with Carolyn McPhillips, president of Mutual Fund Directors Forum, in which she talks about what the group and the directors it serve are likely to face in 2021 and beyond. Keep your eyes on your inbox, and don't miss it!

 

For now, 

 

Hillary Jackson, founding editor

 

 

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