Money matters

David Ainsworth's round-up of what's happening in the finance world

A new school for social entrepreneurs will open in Yorkshire in the autumn. The social enterprise franchise, which follows hot on the heels of a new venture in Australia, is being developed by social business consultancy Camberwell and will be run from Leeds-based social enterprise centre Shine.

The next meeting of the Charity Investors' Group will take place on 28 May. The meeting, for charities and charity fund managers, will feature a presentation on the subject 'Should we trust equities again?' Speakers include Alan Brown, chief investment officer at investment house Schroders, and Danny Truell (above), chief investment officer of the Wellcome Trust. The meeting will take place at 4.30pm at the Newton Investment Management Offices, 160 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4.

A new cross-party group on credit unions has been approved by the Scottish Parliament. The group will be convened by Labour and Co-operative Party MSP Frank McAveety to boost the importance of credit unions in Holyrood.

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