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FD in five minutes: Martin Miles

FD in five minutes: Martin Miles

The career path taken by the chief finance officer at the British Heart Foundation

Kate Rogers: I beat the 'Brump' with a raft of new developments

Kate Rogers: I beat the 'Brump' with a raft of new developments

Three 'shiny new charity investment policies' are highlighted by our columnist

Don Bawtree: Bill on small donations is published

Don Bawtree: Bill on small donations is published

Plus: Charity Commission issues two reports on financial difficulties, and improving communications and accountability

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Is it right to ask auditors to 'police' the charity sector?

Is it right to ask auditors to 'police' the charity sector?

Some fear new proposals will harm the relationship between auditor and charity, reports Liam Kay

FD in five minutes: Kate Morris of Volunteering Matters

FD in five minutes: Kate Morris of Volunteering Matters

The director of finance and resources at the charity reveals her motivation for her work

Don Bawtree: Most common Gift Aid claim errors

Don Bawtree: Most common Gift Aid claim errors

Plus: Guidance on Brexit from two regulators and does good governance lead to more successful charities?

Pesh Framjee: Adding value through risk management

Pesh Framjee: Adding value through risk management

In his latest article, Pesh Framjee considers how charities can appropriately manage risk

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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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