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FD in Five Minutes: Graeme Farmer

FD in Five Minutes: Graeme Farmer

Third Sector gets the views of the finance and resources director at the energy and fuel poverty charity Changeworks

FD in Five Minutes: Richard Taylor

FD in Five Minutes: Richard Taylor

Third Sector speaks to the finance director and chief operating officer at the United Synagogue

Open banking: a revolution in the making?

Open banking: a revolution in the making?

It was introduced last year and has the potential to transform donor behaviour. But are charities ready for open banking? Liam Kay reports

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FD in Five Minutes: Nick Avery of Lepra

FD in Five Minutes: Nick Avery of Lepra

The finance director at the charity that works to beat leprosy on emotional moments and box sets

Kate Sayer: Getting expenses right

Kate Sayer: Getting expenses right

It might sound easy, but there are dangers for charities that do not have effective expenses policies

FD in Five Minutes: Sanja Kalik

FD in Five Minutes: Sanja Kalik

Third Sector speaks to the head of finance at the homelessness charity Emmaus UK

FD in Five Minutes: Brett Llewellyn

FD in Five Minutes: Brett Llewellyn

Third Sector speaks to the finance director at Dogs Trust

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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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