Independent Investment Committee Member
Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting is the world’s only movement for every girl and any girl because we believe that each of them deserves to be the best they can be. Free to make what they want from the Movement, girls learn by doing, make friends and have fun. In safe, local spaces, girls develop the skills and attitudes to change themselves, their communities and our world. The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) keeps the global Movement thriving, united and growing. We are looking for individuals to support us in delivery of our mission by joining our investment committee to provide independent external advice to support WAGGGS to manage our external investment portfolio. Responsibilities of the Committee To annually review Investment Policy and Strategy, ensure that is being implemented, and recommend any changes to Finance Committee To appoint, manage and evaluate Investment Managers to ensure effective management of the investment portfolio Regularly review performance of investment portfolio, and provide annual report to Finance Committee To ensure that the Committee has the appropriate level of skills and experience as detailed in the terms of reference Tasks 1. To ensure a clear understanding of the investment policy and criteria is developed by all members, in order to provide effective oversight. 2. To attend all meetings of the Committee. Meetings are held in Pax Lodge and the World Bureau in London, or by conference call. 3. A considerable amount of the work of the Committee is carried out via email and virtual meetings, and therefore all members should: Deal promptly with all communications. Keep the World Bureau informed of their postal address, fax, email and telephone numbers. 4. To act as a member of a team, and to undertake duties as directed by the Chair of the Committee. 5. To fulfil all tasks as set by the Committee, and undertake the Committee duties as laid out in the Terms of Reference Skills and experience specific to the Investment Sub-Committee Candidates should have: 1. Enough investment knowledge to have an understanding of the nature of the fund, its goals and objectives, and the resulting risk/return characteristics of the investment portfolio 2. Some knowledge of the principles of portfolio construction including correlation, diversification, and related topics 3. Knowledge of current investment trends and best practices 4. Knowledge of specific investment categories as well as general financial savvy 5. Experience of performance managing external investment advisors 6. Good analytical skills, and intellectual curiosity 7. Integrity and the ability to keep things confidential when needed. 8. The ability to practice patience and decisiveness 9. An open-mind, with the courage to take on new or controversial positions or ideas 10. Willingness to commit time to work on Investment Sub-Committee business.