I stumbled on an interesting series of videos from the Investment Company Institute, which bills itself as “a leading global association of regulated funds, including mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), closed-end funds, and unit investment trusts (UITs) in the United States and similar funds offered to investors in jurisdictions worldwide.”
Of course these funds have a tremendous impact on corporate governance. As one of the primary industry voices for the financial sector, the Investment Company Institute has tremendous clout, so these videos are well worth monitoring for anyone interested in corporate governance developments.
Below are just a few examples to whet your appetite.
Focus on Funds: Investment Company Institute and IDC Expand Proxy Voting Resources
The January 30, 2015, edition of Focus on Funds details a new report from ICI and the Independent Directors Council that offers fund boards and advisers new information on proxy voting.
Focus on Funds: Fresh Thinking, Regulatory Insights Part of the 2015 Investment Company Institute GMM Agenda
In the April 10, 2015, edition of Focus on Funds, Investment Company Institute General Membership Meeting (GMM) Chair George Gatch, CEO, Global Funds Management, JP Morgan Asset Management, outlines what attendees can expect to learn from PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi and SEC Chair Mary Jo White.
Focus on Funds: Latest Yearly Investment Trends Now Clear
In the February 13, 2015, edition of Focus on Funds, Investment Company Institute Senior Economist Sean Collins explains which fund categories drew the greatest investor interest over the past year, and why.
- Report on Funds’ Use of Proxy Advisory Firms (pdf)
- Overview of Fund Governance Practices, 1994-2012 (pdf)
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