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Simon Dukes: Facing up to the possibility of internal fraud

Simon Dukes: Facing up to the possibility of internal fraud

Staff and volunteers may be your greatest weakness when it comes to insider fraud - but they are also your greatest strength, writes the chief executive of Cifas

Chris Dew of Nordoff Robbins

Chris Dew of Nordoff Robbins

The director of finance at the music therapy charity says he has taken up the keyboards again after a 20-year break

Is responsible investment the way to create change?

Is responsible investment the way to create change?

Investors are using their role as shareholders to influence corporate behaviour, writes Sam Burne James

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Don Bawtree: Read up on fraud, NICs and the UK

Don Bawtree: Read up on fraud, NICs and the UK

, writes our finance expert

FD in Five Minutes: Mary Mackle of Epic CIC

FD in Five Minutes: Mary Mackle of Epic CIC

The director of resources and finance at the youth charity talks about its origins in local government and why she is spreading flowers across social media

Alastair Graham: Raising funds through social investment

Alastair Graham: Raising funds through social investment

The director of Golden Lane Housing explains how it became the first charity to use the new Retail Charity Bonds platform, raising £11m

After BeatBullying, is more guidance needed on being a 'going concern'?

After BeatBullying, is more guidance needed on being a 'going concern'?

BeatBullying was deemed a going concern, meaning that it should be able to operate for the foreseeable future, but came to grief a few months later. Sam Burne James reports

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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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