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Edward Garrett - Charities Aid Foundation. London, , GB

Edward Garrett Edward Garrett

Head of Private Clients | Charities Aid Foundation


Ed Garrett heads the private client philanthropy team, managing and advising on the deployment of c.£1bn charitable assets for UHNWI donors.





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Ed joined CAF in April 2020 bringing with him extensive experience of managing corporate and private clients in both commercial and third sectors as well as front-line experience of running a social enterprise. He leads lead CAF’s Private Client service advising philanthropists to bring their ambitions to help financial advisors meet the philanthropy needs of their clients.

Having started his career in legal practice Ed moved into the London Insurance market where he managed the client service division of a specialist professional risk brokerage, leading a team advising and supporting a portfolio of major national and international professional services firms. Pursuing his interest in delivering positive social impact Ed joined a start-up social enterprise where he oversaw the development of a national network of independent and state school partnerships providing opportunities and resources to the most deserving young people in the UK.

Ed blends experience gained in the City with values based around effective altruism to help clients use their money to overcome social, economic and environmental imbalances. ‘By ensuring their giving is efficient, effective and hassle-free, I aim to encourage donors to think clearly and creatively about the values and issues they seek to address through their philanthropic engagement,' Ed says.

Industry Expertise (1)


Areas of Expertise (5)

Wealth Management

Corporate Responsibility

Social Investment


Donor Advised Funds

Accomplishments (2)

Philanthropy Adviser of the Year - Spears Magazine (professional)

Spears Magazine's "Philanthropy Adviser of the Year," 2021.

Spear's 500: Top Recommended Philanthropy Adviser (professional)

The Charities Aid Foundation’s (CAF) senior private client leader Edward Garrett pairs his extensive experience in the City with a passion for improving social equality.

Education (1)

University of Nottingham: B.A., Ancient History & Achaeology 2009

Volunteer Experience (1)

Global Himalayan Expedition

Installing solar micro-grids to remote communities in Kashmir (Ladakh), India.

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