Risk or opportunity? Driving higher returns within your not-for-profit investment strategy

For many, the term ‘investment risk’ can carry negative connotations. However, higher investment returns are only possible by taking on greater risk. Foundations investing in the long term are able to withstand more risk, and can therefore manage and leverage risk as an opportunity for growth.

In this virtual event, we’ll be partnering with Mercer to explore how foundations and not-for-profits can embrace risk to elevate their long-term investment strategy and drive higher returns, as well as the intersection with mission-aligned investing. 

Please note: By signing up to attend this event, you consent to your email address being shared with Mercer, and to be contacted by them. Please email Alliance here if you have any questions. 

Among the questions participants will discuss are: 

  •  ​​​​​​​What are the primary risks foundations and not-for-profits should be considering?

  • ​​​​​​​What are the opportunities open to perpetual portfolios to embrace risk?

  • ​​​​​​​What are the pyschological barriers to embracing risk?

  • ​​​​​​​How much risk is too much for perpetual portfolios?

  • ​​​​​​​How should long-term portfolio investors measure and manage investment risk?

  • Danielle Walker-Palmour

    Event moderator; Director, Friends Provident Foundation

  • Ben Smith

    Head of Social Investment, Esmée Fairbairn

  • Texas Hemmaplardh

    Co-Head of US Endowments, Mercer

  • Elaina Elzinga

    Principal in Investments, Wellcome Trust

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