Commission appoints interim manager to dissolve charity being investigated over investment tactics
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Commission appoints interim manager to dissolve charity being investigated over investment tactics

26 Aug 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

The Charity Commission has appointed an interim manager to oversee the winding up of the Park Charitable Trust, which is under statutory inquiry over concerns about its investment tactics.

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