Analysis

Research commissions, Mifid II unbundling

Soft Dollars: Mifid II implications for stateside fund boards

US mutual fund boards examine soft dollar policies amid EU reg’s unbundling requirement

Marissa Capodanno 23 October, 2017
Mutual fund directors

D&O insurance: More than a security blanket for directors

Low liability risk does not equal zero liability risk

Fund Directions 2 October, 2017

Stocking a mutual fund’s liquidity toolbox

Liquidity rule oversight turns attention to operations

Marissa Capodanno 24 August, 2017

Active managers test fulcrum fees to level playing field

Structure allows investors to pay active-level fees only when fund beats benchmark

Peter Finnerty 20 July, 2017
Fulcrum fees, mutual fund fee pressure

Closet index funds: a fund director’s guide

Macro industry changes have boards asking just how active their actively managed funds are

Marissa Capodanno 19 July, 2017
Closet index funds, mutual fund governance

Small shops turn fresh eyes to series trusts

Increasing costs and competition are pushing small, established mutual funds to reorganize as series trusts

Marissa Capodanno 13 June, 2017

ETF oversight hinges on operational, regulatory environment

Nuances present oversight considerations distinct from their mutual fund counterparts

Fund Directions 13 June, 2017


Q&A: Neil Hennessy, president, Hennessy Funds

Hennessy’s interested chairman explains what the funds’ independent directors expect to gain from maintaining an advisory board

Fund Directions 31 May, 2017

ETF boards need to apply Gartenberg differently

Advisory fee deliberations should consider external distribution, unitary fees and operational differences from mutual funds

Amy Doberman, WilmerHale 22 May, 2017

Preparing for a consolidated fund industry

What fund boards need to consider in times of heightened M&A activity

Marissa Capodanno 17 May, 2017

Common ownership: Industry, economists clash over antitrust theory

A new take on an old antitrust concept says funds with stakes in several firms within one industry are tanking the economy

Marissa Capodanno 21 April, 2017

Blockchain: Unlocking lower fund fees

Distributed ledger technology may disrupt mutual fund distribution – to the benefit of shareholders

Marissa Capodanno 23 March, 2017




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