Andy Pitt
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Income-only or total return?

12 Feb 2016

When did you last review your investment mandate? Are you taking unappreciated risks in following an income-only approach? Have you considered a total return approach? Andy Pitt assesses what to consider when answering these questions.

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Charities and social enterprises can become so focused on pleasing funders that they lose sight of beneficiaries, a social enterprise conference heard yesterday.

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