Council of Institutional Investors

Membership Application

The Council of Institutional Investors has two kinds of members, based on the type of organization.  All members can participate in CII conferences and other events and receive CII publications. For more information or to join as a member, see the links below or contact Bethany Murphy at 202.261.7091 or bethany@cii.org

General Members
General Membership is open to 1) any employee benefit plan, state or local agency officially charged with the investment of plan assets, 2) non-profit endowment funds and 3) non-profit foundations. General Members participate in all meetings and seminars sponsored by CII and are the only voting members of CII. Annual dues for CII members are for the calendar year. Membership fees for General Members are calculated at $1.30 per $1 million in assets under management, with a minimum of $5,000 and a maximum of $30,000. Prospective member organizations will be charged dues based on assets under management in their defined benefit plans. Members without defined benefit plans will be charged dues based on the assets under management in their defined contribution plans. 

Download an application to be a General Member: PDF
View a list of our General Members

Associate Members
Any incorporated entity, educational institution, association or other group interested in the work of CII may become a non-voting Associate Member upon payment of an annual fee established by the General Membership. Associate Members may not vote, but can attend CII semi-annual meetings (usually held in April and September), other CII events and receive CII publications. Annual dues for CII members are for the calendar year. Associate Member dues are calculated based on the size of the organization as follows:
 
Fewer than 5 employees            $5,000 per calendar year                      1 attendee per meeting*
5-25 employees                          $8,000 per calendar year                      3 attendees per meeting*
26-2,500 employees                   $12,000 per calendar year                    4 attendees per meeting*
More than 2,500 employees       $15,000 per calendar year                    5 attendees per meeting*

Download an application to be an Associate Member: PDF
View a list of our Associate Members

*Attendance caps for all tiers increase by one attendee if the additional attendee votes proxies and/or handles the firm’s corporate governance work for portfolio companies.