Conference Call: Roundtable Discussion for Board Leaders
The Independent Directors Council held the first in a series of one-hour conference calls for independent chairs or lead independent directors of ICI member funds on October 3, 2013. This call was an informal and interactive discussion of topics of interest among the participants rather than a formal presentation. The discussion was facilitated by Ralph Verni, independent board chair of Eaton Vance Mutual Funds.
The discussion focused on the following topics:
- Interacting with management, outside counsel, and chief compliance officers
- Preparing for and chairing effective board meetings
- Conducting board self assessments
- Other issues