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Forum Policy Conference: April 10-11

The Forum's annual Policy Conference, held in Washington DC on April 10-11, 2013, brings independent directors together with legislators, regulators, and other industry experts to discuss issues of critical concern to fund directors.  

Featured Speakers:  

Troy Paredes, SEC Commissioner

Congressman Scott Garrett, Chair of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises

David Grim, Deputy Director of the SEC Division of Investment Management

Featured Topics:

  • Current Issues in Valuation – The SEC’s recent enforcement action against independent directors has focused attention on fair valuation practices.  What are other boards doing in this area to ensure compliance with SEC regulations?  What insights can you bring back on this topic to your boardroom?

  • Working with the SEC – The SEC is conducting more “sweeps” and demanding more information than ever before.  How can you and your complex best respond to and work with the SEC in a way that protects your shareholders?

  • Stewardship Grades - Are they useful?  The 2013 Policy Conference will feature a debate between the author of a recent paper calling into question the validity of the Morningstar Stewardship Grades, and a representative of Morningstar.  Do the Stewardship Grades provide helpful information for shareholders, or not?  This debate will help you decide.

For more information, or to register, please click here.