From the Editor...

September 13, 2021

By Hillary Jackson

From the Editor...


This month marks 10 years that I've been covering mutual fund boards and fund governance issues. I didn't know when I started that I'd be here a decade later, but here I am, and I couldn't be more pleased. So much has happened in the market and in the world, and I've met—and become close to—so many remarkable people. I always say that fund directors are the best group of folks to cover as a journalist because they are such smart, interesting people; they've had fascinating first careers and are now doing compelling work in "retirement."


I have loved getting to know you and share life moments with you, and I am grateful for the guidance you've given me and patience you've shown me over the years. And the support so many have shown over the past six years since Dan and I launched Fund Board Views has been incredible, and touching. Thank you.


Now, on to the business at hand...We took our annual two-week break leading up to Labor Day, and now we're back and ready get back into it through the end of the year. This time period is usually such a busy time, and we're looking forward to it. This week, we brought readers a contributed piece from Kirk Littleton at FundGuard on NAV resiliency and contingency planning. It's a great read and worth setting aside time for. We also updated the market on boards' plans for third- and fourth-quarter meetings. Unfortunately, it looks like most directors are going to have to wait a little longer to get back together in person, despite the best laid plans of the spring. 


In July and August, we covered a whole host of issues, and you can catch up with our latest FBV Monthly PDF, which was published last week. Among other stories, there are lessons learned from decades of 36(b) cases, guidance on overseeing ESG funds, a slate of directors being considered to oversee Saba's closed-end fund (which, until recently, was a Voya fund), a new chair leading the Eaton Vance Funds board, and a look inside the Touchstone Funds boardroom


Please feel free to drop me a note or give me a call if there's an issue you'd like to read (or write) about. We're always looking for ideas for our popular 10 Things lists, Viewpoints contributors, and story and industry trend ideas. If we're not covering it, and you think we should be: Let us know! I promise, we'll appreciate the tip.


For now,


Hillary Jackson, founding editor



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