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One year on - Reflections on virtual trustees
The Covid-19 crisis forced many of us to adapt quickly to virtual ways of working. Gair Brisbane, Head of Charities (Scotland), looks at some of the benefits that supporting clients from a distance has brought. He also considers what the future of trustee meetings might look like from here.Read more
Reflections on a new webinar series to inspire careers
Aberdeen Standard Capital is sponsoring a series of webinars by St Margaret’s School in Aberdeen, with an array of guest speakers drawn from many fields who will paint a picture of future careers for secondary school pupils.Read more
How to run an investment manager review process
As someone who has previously worn a charity trustee and finance committee hat, Julie Hutchison, offers a series of tips to help trustees run an investment manager review process and run it well.Read more
School governors: six top governance tips for 2021
Miranda Richards, Schools Specialist, offers her reflections on the year of Covid-19, in which schools were closed, exams abandoned, and results algorithmically challenged. To help governors take stock, Miranda provides some top tips going into 2021.Read more
Investment Q&A from our Scotland charity webinar
Our Head of Charities (Scotland), Gair Brisbane, follows-up on some of the more detailed investment questions posed during our charity webinar on 11th June.Read more
A period of grace is granted
Julie Hutchison offers her reflections on the second Covid-19 update webinar hosted by OSCR, the Scottish Charity Register.Read more
Resilience and reassurance: reflections on the first OSCR Covid-19 update webinar
Julie Hutchison offers her reflections on the first Covid-19 update webinar, the Scottish Charity Register.Read more
Charity Blog Market Outlook 2020
Our Global Economics Team have highlighted five key themes which are set to influence the global economic and investment landscape in 2020.Read more
Charity investment guidance for the 21st century
To what extent should a charity align its investments with the charity’s purposes?Read more
The charity investment 'tipping point'
What are the barriers to charities adopting an appropriate investment strategy? How can they overcome them? We commissioned a survey to help charity trustees and finance officers better understand these barriers. The survey identified the steps that charities must take before they reach their optimal strategy. We set out six factors that help explain investment decision making.Read more