Investment seminars 

We know our members want to realise the full potential of their investment assets to best fulfil their charitable and financial objectives.

Twice a year ACF hosts investment seminars in collaboration with our Official Partners over two days, in person, enabling people to meet fellow trustees and senior staff at endowed foundations. 

These Investment seminars are an invaluable opportunity for trustees and senior foundation staff to feel empowered to get involved in discussions about their foundation’s investments. Covering the role of mission and values; the legal context; deciding what to spend; and the technicalities of investment, from risk and return, to asset allocation and understanding costs (including the refreshed CC14 Guidance). The seminars are suitable for those new to investment and those well-versed in investment matters who are new to the foundation context. 

The seminars also provide a basic introduction to implementing best practice as highlighted in ACF’s publication Investment: The Pillars of Stronger Foundation Practice

Attendance is free for ACF members. Non-members are welcome to attend for a fee. Please note, the seminars are not open to participants who are employed in the investment consultancy and investment management industry.


Next seminars: 11-12 June and 26-27 November 2024

The seminars will take place in central London, in person.

For any queries about Investment seminars, please get in touch with [email protected].  


You're in good company...

“It was thorough, interesting with an excellent group of presenters” — previous participant


“The seminars covered a really good range of topics and helped me to understand what I should be focusing on” — previous participant


“An added benefit for me was to connect with people from other similar organisations” — previous participant


ACF runs a number of other Investment learning programme events throughout the year. Members can access recordings of these sessions here. For further information on our Investment learning programme please email Gemma Cartwright.



ACF is very grateful to our Official Partners for hosting the investment seminars and sharing their expertise with our members.

Official partner programme