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Advice on risk from a specialist insurer

How to reduce theft at your charity

Maximising security on your premises, using deterrents such as SmartWater and ensuring computer systems are secure can all prevent a theft occuring, says Wendy Cotton, a charity insurance expert at Markel

Renting a property: how to minimise the risks

Managing the risks that come with renting a property can make the difference between a charity thriving or failing

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Analysis: Colleges come to terms with transparency on trustee pay

Analysis: Colleges come to terms with transparency on trustee pay

Oxford, Cambridge and Durham colleges may have to disclose the salaries of some senior staff under the charity Sorp, leaving them open to poaching from other institutions. Sam Burne James reports

Caron Bradshaw: Banks must be held to account if they discard charity clients

Caron Bradshaw: Banks must be held to account if they discard charity clients

With more conflict, increased threats of terrorism and further global instability, the risk-averse environment charities are operating in appears likely to be prolonged, writes our columnist

Don Bawtree: Be prepared to look beyond the Sorp

Don Bawtree: Be prepared to look beyond the Sorp

A change to the overarching FRS 102 accounting standard has been proposed, and HMRC has released its latest list of 'deliberate tax defaulters', writes our finance expert

Rodney Schwartz: A toast to three late role models for this sector

Rodney Schwartz: A toast to three late role models for this sector

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

Focus On... Investment

The ethical minefield of investment funds

The ethical minefield of investment funds

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

Have emerging markets lost their attraction?

Have emerging markets lost their attraction?

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

Do common investment funds have a future?

Do common investment funds have a future?

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

Interview: John Harrison

Interview: John Harrison

The professor at Cass Business School says charities tend to be conservative investors and thus reap lower returns

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