More stimulus spending now, with the largest tax hike in decades to follow
Exchange rates are volatile beasts, whose movements are unpredictable with any accuracy over short time periods. The US dollar is the biggest of them all, and it’s been tottering a bit lately.
Trustee Carol Hart and head of fundraising Janet Pennington explain how, despite the pandemic, Alder Hey Family House Trust is still providing accommodation for the families of seriously ill children.
In light of recent events and current economic circumstances, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of income-only and total return investment approaches for charities.
When bond markets move, governments and stock markets take note. A swift rise in yields has rattled equities and focused attention on countries’ swollen debt piles.
While the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination programme offers some light at the end of the tunnel, research published at the end of last year suggests that the short-term outlook for the UK’s charities remains very challenging. So, how can charities build resilience into their investment strategies?
Given the current environment and the high prevalence of negative bond yields, we look at ways in which charities can construct a diversified portfolio that aims to provide more attractive risk/return metrics than the traditional 60—40 portfolio.
Scientists estimate that if we are to feed the world’s growing population we will need 70% more food by 2050. With a mere 10% of the Earth’s surface suitable for cultivation and soil degradation putting much of that under threat, many suggest the answer is vertical farming. It seems the stuff of science-fiction. Can it work?
20 of 22 targeted companies now compliant.