Why and How Directors Should Own Fund Shares

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Most directors, whether they serve corporate or fund boards, agree that owning shares in the entity they govern is important. Ownership is tangible proof that the interests of the board are consistent with those of the shareholders they represent. This MPI Bulletin examines fund director share ownership policies but more importantly addresses how directors acquire those shares. Over many years … Read More

The Search for the “T” Shaped Fund Director

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Based on MPI’s Annual Trustee Compensation and Governance Practices Survey, we believe that 25% of the sitting mutual fund board directors will retire or step aside due to fund mergers in the next five years. As a result, many Fund Boards will need to recruit new Trustees during this period. These Boards will go through the process of identifying gaps … Read More

What Fund Directors Need to Know about Robo Advisors

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Robo Advisors (Robos) is a method of customized internet based financial advice. They can be simple, essentially an extension of the “model portfolios” financial planners have used for years to help tailor advice to investors to accommodate age, risk tolerance and objectives. Robos can also be complex, actually executing an asset allocation strategy for a client who has no or … Read More