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Vedder Thinking | Events Vedder Price to Present at the 2021 IDC Fund Directors Virtual Conference


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October 20-21, 2021

Vedder Price shareholders will be featured as speakers at the upcoming 2021 Fund Directors Virtual Conference, hosted by the Independent Directors Council (IDC) on October 20-21, 2021.

The IDC represents independent directors and trustees who serve on the boards of mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds and other registered investment companies, engaging in activities and advocacy to promote excellence in fund governance for the benefit of shareholders. The organization’s annual fund directors’ conference is a premier event for fund directors, and features timely, informative panel sessions, updates from industry leaders and engaging networking opportunities.

Shareholders Renee M. Hardt, John S. Marten, Jacob C. Tiedt and Kimberly K. Vargo will be presenting a thought leadership panel at the conference entitled “Board Oversight of Innovative Investments and Strategies” at 11:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, October 20. In the session, they will explore and discuss the types of questions that directors should be considering as they evaluate the launch and ongoing oversight of funds that use innovative investments and strategies, such as crypto, ESG, and strategies that seek to provide defined outcomes over a stated outcome period.

Shareholder Amy Ward Pershkow will be a featured panelist for the conference panel “Trends in Fund Governance” at 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 20.

For more information on the agenda and to register, please visit the conference website here.


Renee M. Hardt


John S. Marten


Amy Ward Pershkow


Jacob C. Tiedt


Kimberly Karcewski Vargo