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The investor forum


Following the financial crisis, the Investor Forum was set-up in late 2014 to help promote a longer-term approach to investing in UK companies and to provide a platform for collective engagement on strategic matters between investors and company boards. The business is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC).


Our 36 (and growing) member organisations, typically large Asset Managers and Owners (the institutional investors), are able to participate in Collective Engagements with each other when discussing topics of interest with the Boards of UK listed companies. This provides one consolidated voice rather than many disparate views, which Boards find much easier to connect with and respond to.

The desired outcome is that investors are persuaded to hold the shares in these companies over the long term, because both parties better understand each other’s perspective. This is important because it will help shift the culture of the equity markets to support public companies’ contribution to long-term sustainable growth, rather than investors focusing on short-term profit maximisation without any discussion of what the future holds.


We are a small dynamic team of eight providing a collaborative, fun and nurturing environment. We have an open inclusive culture where all of the team gets involved in all of the projects. This means we are continually learning from each other, even though collectively the team already has well over 100 years of experience. As somebody starting out, you could not hope for a more encouraging and supportive environment in which to learn and flourish.