Dalia Blass, director of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management, will hold an informal conversation with attendees at the MFDF’s Governance and Regulatory Insights Conference on March 4-5, 2019. Registration is available here. Blass and staff will discuss the Division’s board outreach initiative and other priorities. In Congressional testimony last year Blass talked about the Division’s initiative to “holistically revisit the responsibilities of fund boards.” The division has already met with several boards and issued a no-action letter clarifying and streamlining directors’ duties in oversight of affiliated transactions. Blass also testified that the Division is considering recommendations for updates to SEC guidance on the valuation of portfolio securities and other assets held by registered funds and BDCs.