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2013 Forum Policy Conference

The Forum's annual Policy Conference will be held in Washington DC on April 10-11, 2013.  The conference brings independent directors together with legislators, regulators, and other industry experts to discuss issues of critical concern to fund directors.  This year's key note speaker will be SEC Commissioner Troy Paredes.  Featured topics include:

  • 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.

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