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Kate Rogers: East meets west

Kate Rogers: East meets west

There are opportunities and challenges from the comparative strength of developing markets outside the west for long-term charity investors

FD in Five Minutes: Colin Kerr

FD in Five Minutes: Colin Kerr

Third Sector speaks to the director of finance at the Children's Trust

Ruth Bromley: Charity pension schemes and the Pensions Regulator

Ruth Bromley: Charity pension schemes and the Pensions Regulator

Will the Pensions Regulator's annual funding statement affect the employer covenant assessment and the funding of charities' defined-benefit pension schemes?

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Kate Rogers: Diversification helps to smooth the rocky road

Kate Rogers: Diversification helps to smooth the rocky road

With volatility returning to the markets, diversification can add value

Coping with cuts in Northamptonshire

Coping with cuts in Northamptonshire

The region's ailing county council suddenly withdrew long-standing contracts and grants to voluntary and community organisations at the start of the year. PJ White reports on the effect this will have on the local sector

Kate Sayer: Beware of overtrading - it can creep up on your charity

Kate Sayer: Beware of overtrading - it can creep up on your charity

Rapid growth without forward planning can bring a host of problems, writes our columnist

FD in Five Minutes: Isobel Collinge

FD in Five Minutes: Isobel Collinge

The life and career of the finance director at World Jewish Relief

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Safeguarding in the Third Sector

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Safeguarding - the process of making sure that children and vulnerable adults are protected from harm - is a big concern for organisations in the third sector.

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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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