Diane Sim

Diane Sim

Freelance consultant

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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Shaken not stirred: Charity 100 Index constituent review 2014

There are no major changes to membership of the Charity 100 Index this year, but plenty of challengers for top spots are waiting in the wings, finds Diane Sim.

Finance Team Survey 2014: Road to recovery

Pressure on the resourcing levels of charity finance teams is at last showing signs of easing up, finds Diane Sim.

Charity CRM Software Survey 2014: Trends and ratings in CRM market

It all sounds so easy but actively engaging with charity stakeholders in a multi-channel world is an increasingly challenging task, finds Diane Sim.

Charity 250 Index March 2014: Steady downward drift

With all income streams under pressure, the Charity 250 Index has now fallen for two consecutive quarters, finds Diane Sim.

Charity 100 Index: Continuing downward trend

As over half the Charity 100 members report annual results, the overall picture remains pretty grim, finds Diane Sim.

Charity Audit Survey 2013: Shuffling the pack

M&A activity among mid-tier audit firms is creating new challengers in the charity audit hierarchy, finds Diane Sim.

Double dip for the top 250: Charity 250 Index December 2013

Suffering its second quarterly fall since the 2008 financial crisis, the Charity 250 Index is clearly under pressure, finds Diane Sim.

The Charity 100 Index: Veering off track again

Successful efforts to get back on track after two years of sub-par performance in 2009 and 2010 are starting to falter, finds Diane Sim.

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