William Castelll, chair, Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust's investment portfolio reaches £18bn

19 Dec 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

The Wellcome Trust has posted a 15.4 per cent return on its investment portfolio, earning £2.5bn for the year to 30 September 2014.


Wellcome Trust's investment portfolio reaches £18bn

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Two arrested as police probe Prince Charles charity's missing £300,000

Police have arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of fraud and money laundering at the Foundation for Integrated Health.

SeeAbility invests £1m in fundraising to raise £3m

SeeAbility, the blindness and eye care charity, is to spend £1m over the next three years on a new strategy to acquire new individual donors.

Most common charity finance pay rise was 1 per cent in 2009, finds poll

Around one-fifth of charity finance staff that responded to CFDG’s annual HR survey had no pay rise last year, and of those that did get one, the most common award was 1 per cent.

New investor guidance on excessive pay for company executives

The Church Investors Group has published a report to help guide its members when they are making decisions about investing in companies that pay their executives outrageous amounts.

I hope this is an example that other medical charities will follow as it is very difficult to explain to the public why there are so many charities for certain causes.

» Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer announce merger

Charities Property Fund buys Tesco store for £43m

The Charities Property Fund has purchased a Tesco Extra supermarket in Nottinghamshire for £43m, meaning the Fund is now fully invested.

Newton launches new ethical fund

Newton Investment Management has launched the SRI Fund for Charities, designed specifically for charities wishing to invest on an ethical and socially responsible basis.

Property trust for charities purchases central Newcastle offices

The Multi-Strategy Property Trust for Charities has purchased the freehold of a central Newcastle office block for £3.75m.

Investment assets of major fundraising charities plunge by a fifth

The investment assets of the UK’s largest fundraising charities dropped by 21 per cent last year and investment income fell by £23m, according to new research from Cass Business School.

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