What types of membership are available?
There are two main membership levels:
- Individual membership – for those currently currently serving as an iNED on a board that is not currently a corporate member of Fund Boards Council and for those looking for iNED roles
- Corporate membership – for asset management firms looking for Fund Boards Council membership for their full board.
Can I join online?
If you’d like to join as an Individual Member, simply contact us via the website or via firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch to discuss FBC membership with you.
How do I access FBC membership resources?
Once you become a member of FBC, you will be set up with an account for our Member Portal. You will then be able to create your own secure password, enabling you to log into the website members area to access member benefits, including member-only events, curated research, the AoV Report Bank and the FBC Log.
More information about these benefits can be found on the Individual Membership page.
How long is membership for?
Membership is for a year. However, once the year is over, our support continues and we’d be delighted to renew your Individual Membership for a further year.
What happens if I get an iNED role during my membership year?
We’ll be delighted to hear that you’ve got an iNED role, so please contact us to let us know when this happens. We will then check whether the board you are joining is already a corporate member and if so, we’ll simply switch you across to the Corporate Membership so you’ll have access to events and materials that are most relevant to you in your new role.
If the board you are joining is not yet a corporate member, you can retain your Individual Membership.
Finally, if you land an iNED role with an existing FBC Corporate Member during the first year of your Individual iNED membership, we’d be delighted to refund the cost of your Individual iNED membership.
How do I amend or cancel my membership?
You can cancel your membership at any time by just getting in touch at email@example.com.
If you decide within 14 days of joining that membership is not for you, we’ll retain your membership fee but will be delighted to discuss alternative membership options with you, depending on your circumstances.
What happens at the end of my membership?
A month before the end of your first year of membership, we will contact you to see if you’d like to renew. If so, payment can be handled online and your membership continues uninterrupted.
How do I join?
If you’d like to join as a Corporate Member, simply contact us via the website or via firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch to discuss membership options with you.
Can anyone else in my company have access?
Access to the Member Portal and FBC’s events via Corporate Membership is open only to the members of the board of that firm. We do not currently offer access for non-board members of that firm.
How do we add or remove individual members?
Once the firm has joined, we will set up the online account and ask for the names, contact details and roles of individuals on your boards. We will then contact them each with a link so that they can set up individual access to their Member Portal, from where they will be able access events and resources specifically aimed at their role on the board.
Once you are set up as a Corporate Member, simply contact us if you would like to add or remove individual members and we’ll handle accordingly.
How do I amend or cancel my membership?
Simply contact us and we’ll make the necessary arrangements. You can cancel your membership at any time by just getting in touch at email@example.com, however please note that Corporate Membership fees are not refundable.
What happens at the end of our membership year?
A month before the end of your first year of membership, we will contact you to see if you’d like to renew. If so, we make payment arrangements with you and your membership continues uninterrupted.
For any other questions or general queries, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be delighted to help.