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IFSL CAF funds

With Discretionary investment management from abrdn*

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Expertly managed, diversified investment solutions

The IFSL CAF Investment Fund range is designed for investors who want well-diversified, actively managed investment exposure to the asset classes covered by its four sub-funds:  

Our IFSL CAF Fund range is open to organisations that are either (a) registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator or the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, or (b) recognised by HMRC to have charitable status in the UK, such as:

  • Charitable organisations
  • Registered charities
  • Community investment companies
  • Community land trusts
New investment enquiries
Existing investment enquiries

View IFSL CAF Funds charges and costs

For operational reasons, Investment Fund Services Limited (IFSL) have appointed abrdn Investment Management Limited as investment manager. abrdn Investment Management Limited will then sub delegate the investment management to abrdn Capital Limited. Both abrdn Investment Management Limited and abrdn Capital Limited are part of the abrdn group.


A greater degree of diversification

Because our funds are invested with a carefully selected range of investment managers, you achieve greater diversification than you would normally receive through a single manager

Select a sub-fund that fits your organisation

Benefit from a breadth of sub-funds and find a match that meets the investment needs of your charity.

Closely managed by experienced specialists

Feel secure in the knowledge that all aspects of this collective investment scheme are managed by highly knowledgeable professionals.


Click on the boxes below for further detail on each sub-fund.

Important documents

Please find the IFSL CAF Funds factsheets and application forms in the list below. Kiid information, reports and accounts as well as supplementary sub-fund specific information can be accessed and downloaded from CAF's profile on the IFSL Fund Services website.

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About The Fund Manager

Discretionary investment management from abrdn is an award-winning1 discretionary investment manager, focused on providing the best long-term financial outcomes for clients.

With one of the fastest growing charity teams in the industry2, it has extensive experience working directly with charities, trustees, private clients, financial advisers, accountants and solicitors, both in the UK and internationally. Its investment solutions target a broad range of client outcomes designed to meet clients’ current and future financial needs.

As the  discretionary investment arm of abrdn group3, they are  in the unique position of being able to combine its boutique portfolio management expertise and analysis with that generated by abrdn’s 1,200 global investment professionals. This allows it to offer institutional-quality investment management and global research capabilities, not usually available to private clients and smaller charities.

1  Recent awards won include: The Private Asset Management (PAM) Award for Innovation (2020) and Sustainable Investing Solution Award (2019 & 2021); the Investment Week Sustainable & ESG Investment Award for Best ESG Wealth Manager / Discretionary Fund Manager (2019).

 2 Charity Finance Fund Manager Survey 2020 - ranked second on percentage assets under management increase.

3 abrdn plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange with approximately 1.2 million shareholders worldwide and a heritage stretching back over 180 years.


Investment involves risk. The value of investments, and the income from them, can go down as well as up and an investor may get back less than the amount invested.  There is no guarantee about the level of capital or income returns that will be generated. Past performance is not a guide to future results.

abrdn Capital Limited, registered in Scotland (SC317950) at 1 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2LL. abrdn Capital Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Investment Fund Services Limited (IFSL) is the Authorised Corporate Director (ACD) for the IFSL CAF Investment Funds. IFSL is registered in England No 06110770 and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered office: Marlborough House, 59 Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 4QP.

CAF Financial Solutions Limited (CFSL) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 189450. CFSL Registered office is 25 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4TA. Registered in England and Wales under number 2771873. CFSL is a subsidiary of Charities Aid Foundation (registered charity number 268369).

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