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Expert opinions

Expert Opinions on topic areas can be a useful way of keeping up-to-date. To this end, a few of our Expert Opinions are being revised and new ones developed. If you would like to suggest an expert opinon on a particular topic, then please email your suggestion to administration@philanthropy-impact.org

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New results from the annual Foundation Giving Trends *1 show that in spite of a volatile economic environment, grant-making by the Top 300 foundations grew by a real 10.9% in...
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Results-based financing is becoming an increasingly popular mechanism for investors to deploy their capital to generate social and environmental impact whilst also making impressive financial returns. This trend has come...
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The average UK charity fund returned 5.7% in the quarter to 30th June 2018, compared with a return of -4.2% in the previous quarter, driven largely by strong equity market...
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On June 20, 2018, C. Hoare & Co. hosted Philanthropy Impact, the UK non-profit focused on exploring the role of philanthropy as part of wealth management, and Lombard Odier at...
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IT WAS IN 1987 that, following an altercation with my driver—whom I suspected wanted to take the car to his home to siphon out the excess petrol and sell it—I...
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In contrast to the somewhat bleak findings by Oxfam recently regarding global wealth inequality, reports and surveys are consistently confirming that philanthropy is growing in importance for UHNWIs around the...
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The United States is the birthplace of many financial innovations, from exchange traded funds (ETFs) to digital payment platforms. Innovation is in the DNA of our financial system. In the...
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In recent months, many quality charities have lost the trust of their donors. Major donors – philanthropists – wonder if they should do something, and if so then what. As...
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While artificial intelligence (AI) is often thought of as an almost science-fictional term, it is slowly being drip-fed into our everyday lexicon and activities, perhaps without us really noticing, and...
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Philanthropic endeavours are becoming increasingly global and highly sophisticated, with investors and advisors having to adapt to work in line with this upward trend. In particular, High Net Worth family...

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