Digital Discussion: Examining the role of the fund board chair, 21 March 2023
An evolving governance role in board effectiveness
Digital Meeting: 2pm, 21 March 2023
This FCA-designated senior manager function is currently held by over 70 individuals appointed as chairs of fund boards of UK authorised fund managers, whose role has grown markedly from supervising a product subsidiary regulated entity to one that also includes distribution governance, ESG/sustainability, operations, conduct and culture, to name a few.
Drawing heavily on the recently released FBC Fund Board Composition database, this hour-long webinar will explore this evolving role of the chair, the impact of various regulatory intervention including the seminal Asset Management Market Study, and also reflect on some of the key aspects of what makes for a successful fund board chair.
Four experienced fund board chairs will make up the panel of this FBC digital meeting, being moderated by FBC’s Shiv Taneja.
Distribution Governance Director for M&G.
Headquartered in London, M&G distributes a range of Retail and Institutional products globally, operating from offices across Europe, America and Asia.
Laurence has been a Board member of M&G Securities Limited (MGSL) since 2004 and currently Chair. MGSL is the ACD for M&G’s range of OEIC mutual funds, which currently consist of approximately 55 sub-funds with £35bn assets under management. Day-to-day responsibility is focussed on governance and regulatory control to support the product offering and distribution teams.
Laurence is also Chair of the fund Boards for two M&G UCITS SICAVs which have growing importance to M&G in the post BREXIT set-up.
Laurence is a chartered accountant and joined M&G in 2000 having previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers.