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Table of Contents:

1. What You'll Find Here

THE BIG PICTURE

2. What is a Mutual Fund?
3. Fund Groups
4. Making Money in the Fund Business
5. Mutual Fund Abuses - Some History
6. Who Can Be an Independent Director?
7. Fiduciary Duties
8. What are "The Best Interests of the Shareholders"?

YOUR ROLE - INVESTING

9. The Investment Portfolio
10. The Investment Adviser
11. Brokerage

YOUR ROLE - FURTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

12. The Registration Statement and SEC Filings
13. Curbs on Insiders
14. Distribution
15. Custody and Insurance
16. The Fund's Shares
17. Other Responsibilities

YOUR ROLE - SPECIAL TYPES OF FUNDS

18. Money Market Funds
19. Closed-End Funds

BOARD PROCEDURES

20. Board Organization
21. Board Meetings
22. The First Meeting and the Annual Cycle
23. Your Input
24. Electing Directors

YOUR COMPENSATION

25. Directors' Fees
26. Perks and Benefits

YOUR EXPOSURE

27. Exposure to the Fund's Shareholders
28. Exposure to the SEC
29. Exposure to Others
30. Indemnification and Insurance
31. Counsel for Independent Directors
32. Pressure from the SEC and the Media

HEADS UP!

33. What Can Go Wrong?
34. Alert but Genial

 
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