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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Positive results from a handful of charities have at least temporarily held in check the recent decline of the Charity 250 Index, finds Diane Sim.
Falling income at just a handful of charities pushes the Charity 100 Index into negative territory, finds Diane Sim.
A small increase in minimum income requirements for the Charity 250 Index results in 15 new entrants and exits this year, finds Diane Sim.
Recent events in the banking industry have put the safety and security of bank deposits firmly back in the spotlight, finds Diane Sim.
Pressure on the resourcing levels of charity finance teams is at last showing signs of easing up, finds Diane Sim.
It all sounds so easy but actively engaging with charity stakeholders in a multi-channel world is an increasingly challenging task, finds Diane Sim.