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%. 
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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.