From the Editor...
Today marks the beginning of our annual two-week winter shutdown here at Fund Board Views. Yes, it's the time of year when we go offline to enjoy the holiday festivities and ring in the New Year. We'll be back in 2018, when our publishing schedule resumes the week of Jan. 2.
This year, like most, seems to have gone by in a flash—yet, a lot happened. So before you sign off for 2017, please have a look at our latest 10 Things to see what independent mutual fund directors were talking about during the year, read this month's Viewpoints from Paul Hastings' Mike Rosella on how boards should be thinking about active management, catch up on what Division of Investment Management Director Dalia Blass is thinking—and planning—when it comes to board duties, and check out Ethan Powell's plans in the ETF space and what kind of board he's looking to put together to oversee those ETFs.
Thank you for reading and supporting FBV this year, our second full calendar year in business. It is a pleasure to work in and be a part of the fund governance industry, and we hope to have met your needs for fair, accurate, and independent news and analysis that directly impacts your role in the boardroom (we leave the general mutual fund industry news to others). We look forward to continuing to do this in 2018—and for many years beyond.
Happy Winter Solstice
Happy Festivus ;-)
Happy New Year
All the best for 2018!
Hillary Jackson, founding editor