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From this autumn asset managers whose funds meet the criteria will be listed in The NED as being top rated category for fund governance. We believe that those asset managers who have made the effort to put together really competent, well-above average, fund boards deserve recognition, especially as there can be a wide gap between the best and the worst fund boards.

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How much fund governance matters depends on the category that the fund is in and also on the jurisdiction it is domiciled in. Some jurisdictions take fund governance more seriously than others. Those that take it seriously believe that competent boards give credibility to their funds and to their jurisdiction. Others can take a different point of view.

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The NED launched in September 2011. In this last issue of its first decade we look back at topics that it gave considerable coverage to in its early years. Next month The NED will look into the future and forecast what it expects will change in fund governance in the years ahead.

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The postponement of the SFDR’s extremely complex technical requirements is good news for the directors of funds affected by this measure. Incorporating ESG into risk management is hugely complicated. No one has any experience here.

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It is generally easier to identify the managers who have not put together competent fund boards than those who have. This is because poor fund boards are often small in size. And they usually comprise just a few executive directors. Independents, even if there are any at all, will be in the minority.

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