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The NED has undertaken a wide-ranging consultation with investors and the industry at large on transparency and fund board composition standards over the last two months. It is the biggest project The NED has undertaken in years.

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This is the first research study that The NED has conducted with investors on fund governance in five years. It is therefore the first time that we have surveyed investors on governance in the ESG era. We were interested to see if it had had any effect upon their views. We were also interested to know, after a five-year gap, if there had been any change in their views on any of the topics that we asked them about in 2016.

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The SEC has initiated emergency action against a Cayman fund and two individuals. It charges the fund and individuals with defrauding investors. The Income Collecting 1-3 Months T-Bills Mutual Fund is run by Ofer Abarbanel and Victor Chilelli. Their $106 million fund, domiciled in Cayman in 2017, is alleged by the SEC to be fraudulent.

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Term limits for fund board directors seems to be welcomed by just about everyone with an opinion on fund governance. It was one of the clearest findings from The NED’s research study with investors this spring.  Will regulators introduce term limits for directors of funds in their jurisdictions?

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An industry expert roundtable discussion

INDOS Financial and The NED hosted a roundtable in late May to debate the future of fund governance. There were six people at the roundtable, each from different industry areas.

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