Good practice, case studies, expert advice and tips for charity finance professionals on investment management for charities.
Liam Kay finds that there are strong signs in this market, especially in pooled funds
The investment market currently offers high returns - and widespread volatility. Mathew Little reports.
The director of Golden Lane Housing explains how it became the first charity to use the new Retail Charity Bonds platform, raising £11m
An economic recovery that has seen increases in asset values coupled with rising inequality does not make for a healthy, functioning society, writes our columnist
The late Stephen Lloyd shared his qualities of determination and commitment to the cause with others who have made a difference in the world of social enterprise, writes our columnist
Economic recovery is meeting expectations; however, there is a lot going on under the surface, writes our columnist
The Wellcome Trust's recent acquisition of the Co-operative Group's farm business shows that this type of investment can be lucrative, writes agriculture and estates lawyer Nichola Ross
The notion that a fund might deliver social returns can lead to suspicion about its financial performance - so sometimes it pays to keep quiet about them, writes our columnist
Those who look after charity investment pots must watch out for risks, diversify and avoid getting caught out with cash flow
High-profile examples of charities such as Comic Relief (pictured) investing in products that conflict with their aims might have caused sleepless nights for trustees, but investments can also be a force for good, write Howard Pearce and David Russell
Robert Boddington explains the new rules on spending capital gains and outlines the main considerations for trustees deciding whether to adopt a total return approach
Both Russia and China have experienced rapid economic growth compared with their western rivals, but economic and political difficulties might have dampened their allure. Edward Lander reports
Newton and the Charities Aid Foundation are among those that have recently decided to close their CIFs. Edward Lander looks at the pros and cons of this special financial vehicle
Revelations by the BBC's Panorama programme last year once more raised the issue of investments that appear to run counter to a charity's objects. Patrick McCurry assesses the latest thinking
The professor at Cass Business School says charities tend to be conservative investors and thus reap lower returns
Taking more out of investments in good times is a good idea - but only if you take less out in more difficult market environments, writes Kate Rogers
The UK has made a commitment to increase the proportion of energy it uses from renewable sources - so could wind farms and solar plantations offer an attractive investment option?
Charities should be clear on when they might need funds to be made available and the amount of risk they can afford, writes Peter Gotham
We do not know how the economy and markets will cope with the removal of quantitative easing and what the aftershocks might be, writes Kate Rogers
Social impact can be just as important as the bottom line, says the chief executive of ClearlySo, which helps social entrepreneurs raise capital
Equities and property will remain good investments for the foreseeable future, says John Hildebrand, an investment manager at Investec Wealth & Investment
There has been some progress in making social investment less London-centric, writes Nick Temple
I have become wary and I do look gift horses in the mouth, writes our columnist
Kate Rogers looks at how the sector has changed in her year of maternity leave
Charity investors should heed regulatory consultations, writes Kate Rogers
With bond prices falling, this could be the time for property, writes John Hildebrand
The respected economist and author says charities should look for fund managers who keep fees low, make few transactions and focus on the long term
The Charity Commission has launched a consultation on proposed changes to the rules on the investment strategies of permanently endowed trusts. Mathew Little reports
Expert advice and tips on specialist areas of charity finance.
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The Global Canopy Programme Oxford, Oxfordshire
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YMCA London (Greater)
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Churchill College Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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De Montfort Students' Union Leicester, Leicestershire
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Asthma UK London E1
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