All program times are shown in eastern time (ET).
The Fund Directors Workshop is closed to the media.
Thursday, June 3
Thought Leadership Sessions (Optional)
In the final months of the Trump administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted important new rules regarding fair valuation and investments in derivatives. While the rules became effective in the first quarter of this year, compliance dates were set for the fall of 2022. Given the significance and far-reaching aspects of these new rules, what should mutual funds and their boards be doing now in order to meet their compliance requirements? Please join Citi’s panel of experts for a discussion on the high-level considerations for fund boards and what they can do to prepare.
Earlier this year, mutual funds converted to ETFs for the first time. Will this be the beginning of a trend? Please join our panel of Stradley partners for a discussion of the issues relating to such conversions, including regulatory and operational hurdles, as well as relevant board considerations.
Kathleen T. Barr
Chair, IDC Governing Council
William Blair Funds and Professionally Managed Portfolios
Fireside Chat: SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce will sit down with IDC Managing Director Tom Kim to discuss a variety of topics relevant to the fund director community.
Hester M. Peirce
US Securities and Exchange Commission
Thomas T. Kim
Independent Directors Council
Coffee Break Sponsored by Ropes & Gray (Optional)
Director Considerations for ETFs
Considerations for boards regarding:
Today’s Dynamic Business Environment and the Role of Fund Boards
Panelists will engage in a discussion of trends in the asset management industry, such as consolidation, distribution, and product development, with a focus on how these trends affect the work and priorities of fund boards.
Robert J. Chersi, Moderator
Jane K. Carten
President, Director, and Portfolio Manager
Thomas E. Faust Jr.
Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Catherine L. Newell
General Counsel and Executive Vice President
Dimensional Fund Advisors
The Rapidly Evolving World of ESG
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing continues to rapidly expand and is expected to be a top area of focus for policymakers and regulators around the globe this year. This panel will address board oversight of the role of ESG in the investment process and disclosure to shareholders, as well as the roles of key sustainability standard setters, the market for ESG funds, and more.
Gale K. Caruso, Moderator
Pacific Life Funds and Matthews Asia Funds
Chairman and CEO
State Street Corporation
Gregory A. Ratliff