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How to set up an investment committee: take the long view

26 May 2016

Imagine you were setting your investment strategy from a standing start. Peter Baxter of Trust for London goes through the process.

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The 2015 Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP21) put global warming firmly onto the political agenda and made it important for all charities to think about carbon in their investment portfolios, says Tom Rutherford.

Good advice, but there is an important point to add: merger is rarely a proper answer to impending insolvency.

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