Ordinary Membership in SFDA is for individuals who serve as directors of investment funds, typically as Independent Non-Executive Directors (INEDs). Ordinary Members will have been a director of an investment fund of at least two (2) years. Ordinary Members are expected to complete the SFDA Code of Conduct Course and comply with the Code.
SFDA can assist funds in recruiting directors and for those Ordinary Members who wish, may be connected with funds seeking directors, based on their qualifications and experience.
Associate Membership is for people currently working in a field associated with investment funds but who do not have fund directorship experience. It is also expected that Associate Members will complete the SFDA Fund Directors' Course within two years of joining SFDA and then apply for Ordinary Membership.