2016 Fund Directors Conference
October 25–27, 2016
Chicago, IL

Given the rapidly changing environment for funds—from new regulatory requirements to an evolving marketplace—it’s more important than ever for independent fund directors to stay on top of current issues. IDC’s 2016 Fund Directors Conference, held on October 25–27 in Chicago, helped attendees gain insights into the implications of the wide-ranging changes facing funds and their boards. The event provided the latest information, as well as opportunities to meet other directors, network, and discuss issues and governance practices.


Brian Singer

Brian D. Singer
Head of Dynamic Allocation Strategies
William Blair

Brexit and What It Means for Funds

Brian Singer reviewed the United Kingdom’s recent vote to leave the European Union, and examined its potential implications for the fund industry.


  • Fund directors’ core responsibilities—a special session for newer directors and those interested in a refresher on directors’ fundamental responsibilities, open only to fund directors (independent and interested)
  • The state of the fund industry amid global political and economic pressures
  • Regulation, litigation, and enforcement
  • Crisis response planning
  • Potential effects of the elections on the fund industry

The conference was closed to the media.