Mutual Fund Directors Digest
The shift to intermediary sub-accounting and the resulting proliferation of different intermediaries providing shareholder services has impacted the fund industry in a number of ways, including changes in economic models and more fragmented service structures. These developments underscore the need for enhanced oversight processes to monitor intermediary services and related compensation while also managing potential regulatory and other risks.
For directors, intermediary relationships typically warrant periodic discussion with fund management. Specifically, two key questions arise relating to how the risks associated with intermediary sub-accounting are being managed: What oversight is in place relative to the services provided by intermediaries, and what oversight is in place regarding the amount and nature of the fees being paid to intermediaries?
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