Money matters

Helen Warrell's round-up of what's happening in the finance world.

- Aberdeen Asset Managers has named Roger Curtis as the new head of charities to replace David Bailey, who is to retire after 10 years at the company.

Curtis is currently an investment director on Aberdeen's multi-asset team. Bailey will continue working for Aberdeen in the role of charities adviser until the end of June.

- Charity finance experts in search of a new project should consider applying to Co-operative & Community Finance, the social lender for cooperatives and social enterprises, which is looking for new trustees. The finance body is looking for a broad representation of people who can commit to three years. Contact Angela Mills on 0117 916 6750.

- Investment manager Cazenove Capital Management is launching a new unit class for its Multi-Manager Diversity Fund that will donate a proportion of management fees to five UK children's charities. Cazenove hopes its Donation Accumulation share class, billed as the first charitable retail fund, will raise £3m in its first year.

- Ed Miliband, Minister for the Cabinet Office, is to host the launch party for the 2008 Edge Upstart awards for effective social enterprises. The categories will be for best social enterprise, social entrepreneur, social enterprise mentor and social enterprise trainee. The party will be in London on 4 March. Email to book a place.

- It's all change at Rise, the support body for social enterprises in the south west. It has doubled in size with the appointment of four new staff. The move is partly down to the need to manage Rise's Social Enterprise Mark - a fair trade-style identity for social enterprises.

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