The recently merged organisation of DMS, MDO, MontLake says it is a leading global governance firm. Is the governance of funds better served by having employees from multinational firms on boards or by having people who have decided to become an independent director on a stand-alone basis, or perhaps in collaboration with a few colleagues?

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Difficulties in travelling, organising physical meetings and so forth are beginning to take their toll on director selection. Covid-19 has, of course, already radically changed how board meetings are conducted; the impact of pandemic is now beginning to be felt in other areas of fund governance too – including in the processes used to select people for board positions.

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