Diane Sim is a freelance consultant specialising in research-based projects in financial and professional services. For Charity Finance magazine she has authored the recent annual surveys on banking, fund management, charity shops and the finance function and is currently working on the annual audit survey.
Sim formerly headed up the retail banking and wealth management division of VRL Knowledgebank, where she was responsible for the company's newsletters, websites, management reports and conferences in those segments. She has also edited newsletters in the financial services sector including European Banker, Cards International and Retail Banker International.
She has also worked as a consultant on research-based strategy projects for UK and international financial services clients, both at Davis International Banking Consultants (1994-2001) and Coopers and Lybrand (1989-1994).
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Following two years of strong performance, increasing volatility is testing charities’ appetite for risk, finds Diane Sim.
Results from just two charities are holding back the Charity 100 Index and should not detract from the strong performance of the majority, finds Diane Sim.
Large charities are increasingly adopting strategies to optimise their mix of internal, external and pro bono legal support, finds Diane Sim.
In our annual review of the Charity Finance Charity 250 Index, there are almost 20 new entrants and exits, finds Diane Sim.
With the large high street banking groups splintering and new players eyeing their customers, the UK banking sector looks set for another shake up, finds Diane Sim.