C. Meyrick Payne leads the firm’s Mutual Fund Governance practice. He has been actively involved in the preparation of information required by independent trustees for the renewal of management and advisory contracts. He has also taken a leading role in the preparation and compilation of MPI’s “Annual Survey of Mutual Fund Directors’ Compensation and Best Governance Practices” as well as MPI’s “Annual Survey of Mutual Fund Profitability”. Meyrick has served as an expert witness on behalf of independent mutual fund directors and has counseled others during troubled times. He has presented at numerous MFDF, ICI, NICSA and IFIC conferences regarding fund governance.