'I’m going to say this very bluntly again. Buy them only if you’re prepared to lose all your money,’ says Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey when asked about the rising value of cryptocurrencies.
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The Bank of England’s Official Rate, often described as the Base Rate is presently 0.1%. The yield on government securities with two years to maturity was 0.04% at the close of business on Thursday, and with ten years to maturity was 0.73%. 
After the dramatic events of last year, 2021 has continued in exuberant fashion for equity markets with the MSCI World Index already up 5% year to date. Headlines have been dominated by the extraordinary tussle between retail investors and hedge funds in stocks such as GameStop, the meteoric rise of Tesla, up eightfold in 2020 and now trading on a consensus price earnings multiple of 197x and
Having supported the original report in 2013, we have again assisted the EIRIS Foundation in creating an overview of the responsible investment policies adopted by charity specialist funds. The report outlines the policies of charity-specific pooled funds in the UK, representing approximately £19.4 billion of charity investments.
Amid the events of 2020, a further reduction in the interest on your savings at the bank, building society or National Savings and Investments (NS&I) may well have gone unnoticed. Initially, at least.
Winston Churchill once said “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning”. The future relationship between the UK and the EU is considered by our investment team.
We are concerned by the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on the poorest members of our society. All children have the right to access nutritious diets to support healthy development. Our letter to Compass group is on behalf of a coalition of investors.
CCLA’s response to the Charity Commission’s consultation
In March 2019, a group of charities wrote to the Charity Commission seeking ‘urgent clarification’ on the extent to which their investments should align with their charitable objectives.
Every investor knows that participating in markets brings with it a degree of risk. Asset prices rise and fall each day and we know to expect a serious downturn every so often.
There are two unique forces that make the current market crisis unique:
CCLA initiated its mental health engagement programme in early 2019. Since then, the Covid-19 crisis has swept across the globe, lending a greater level of urgency to the campaign. A combination of obligatory remote working, social isolation, quarantine, bereavement and pending recession will have unprecedented mental health consequences for a great number of people. This is a unique time for workplace mental health, with no historical parallel from which to learn.