‘The IFDA is already a significant contributor to the Irish funds industry, with many of our members serving as independent directors for funds managed by leading global investment managers,” according to its chairman Fergus Sheridan.  ‘Our members - who must all be previously approved as a director by the Central Bank of Ireland or equivalent regulator - play a key role in promoting best practice governance for investment funds.  I'm particularly proud of our members' active participation, their commitment to fostering a genuinely independent mindset and

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Risk management expert Frances Cowell argues that now is the time for boards to get serious about independent risk oversight.

Independent risk oversight is imperative. It is the natural role of boards, not risk managers within investment organisations.

For more on this story see the October edition of The NED.

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