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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

Kate Rogers: The financial outlook post-Brexit is unclear

Kate Rogers: The financial outlook post-Brexit is unclear

The UK appears to have enjoyed solid growth before the referendum, but early evidence suggests activity has slowed sharply since then, writes our columnist

FD in five minutes: Polly McGivern

FD in five minutes: Polly McGivern

The director of finance and corporate services at Breast Cancer Now talks about joining the new charity last year

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Kate Sayer: Getting bogged down? Then tweak the way you work

Kate Sayer: Getting bogged down? Then tweak the way you work

Do people actually use the reports you write, asks our financial columnist

Don Bawtree: Charities should report on culture

Don Bawtree: Charities should report on culture

Whether or not a social investment is being made is determined by the motivation of the charity, so the definition is wide, writes our columnist

Tribunal throws VAT concerns into confusion

Tribunal throws VAT concerns into confusion

A Friends of the Earth magazine is not a 'benefit' and cannot be zero-rated

Kate Rogers: A different perspective on risk in endowments

Kate Rogers: A different perspective on risk in endowments

We can't be sure of the future but the further ahead we look, the greater returns we can expect from real assets, writes our columnist

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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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