College Investments And Links To Chinese Companies and Universities

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Dear Christ's College, Cambridge,

This is a formal request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Could you please provide:

(1) A list of companies which the College holds stocks and shares in, specifying how many shares are held and the approximate value of the shareholding.

(2) A list of exchange traded funds, private equity funds, mutual funds, index funds, commodities, hedge funds, and bonds that the college has investments in, including the approximate value of each.

(3) In the case of any indirectly held or fund-based investments a breakdown of the companies invested in through the fund, including the percentage of the total fund made up by each holding.

(4) A list of donations from and other professorships, fellowships, institutes or any other academic opportunities funded by Chinese companies including, but not limited to:

- Huawei
- Alibaba
- Tencent
- China Electronics Technology Group Corporation
- Yitu
- Megvii
- SenseTime
- CloudWalk
- Hikvision

(5) A list of any other instances of cooperation, academic or otherwise, between the College and universities and companies based in China.

If you are to invoke Section 43 to withhold information in relation to any of these questions please note you must provide details of the exact FOIA exemption, details of who would be prejudiced by this information, and a public interest test justifying a conclusion with arguments for and against the release of the information.

If you are to invoke Section 12 to withhold information in relation to any of these questions please provide details of how locating, retrieving and extracting this information would exceed the appropriate limit of £450 as set out in the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004. Please also be aware of your duty under section 16 (1) of the Act to advise and assist me in narrowing my request to bring it within the appropriate limit.

Thank you very much for your assistance with this request. If you would like any clarification on the information I have asked for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I look forward to receiving your response in the next 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Oliver Walsh

bursars-assistant, Christ's College, Cambridge

Dear Mr Walsh

I am responding to your FOI request of 18 July 2021.

1. A list of companies which the College holds stocks and shares in, specifying how many shares are held and the approximate value of the shareholding.

Company, Holding, Value in £k as at 31 Dec 2020
Accenture PLC, 2,790, 533
Align Technology, 910, 355
Alphabet Inc , 332, 425
Amazon.com, Information not held, 185
Amphenol Corp, 4510, 431
Automatic Data Processing , 3180, 410
Avery Dennison Corp, 3,100, 352
Bunzl PLC, 16,800, 410
CC Enterprises, 100%, Nil
CC Trading, 100%, Nil
Cerner Corp, 10,570, 607
Charter Comms, Information not held, 185
Citgroup, Information not held, 185
Diageo, Information not held, 185
Experian PLC, Information not held, 526
Fiserv Inc, 5,580, 465
Fox Corp, Information not held, 185
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co KGaA, 7,950, 488
Guideware Software, Information not held, 185
Hasbro Inc, 7060, 483
Inditex, Information not held, 185
Infineon Technologies AG, 25,842, 730
Kerry Group, 2,530, 269
KKR & Co, Information not held, 185
Kuhne & Nagel, 1,750, 291
Laboratory Corp of America Holdings, 4,840, 721
LKQ, Information not held, 185
Lonza , Information not held, 185
Marsh & McLennan, 4810, 412
Mastercard Inc, 2,570, 670
Microsoft Corp, Information not held, 946
Morgan Stanley, Information not held, 185
Nestle, Information not held, 185
Nintendo, Information not held, 185
Novartis, Information not held, 185
Roche Holding AG, 1,775, 454
SAP, Information not held, 185
Seagate Technology, Information not held, 185
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, 9,360, 747
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, 2,180, 742
Tractor Supply, 4,540, 467
Transdigm Group, Information not held, 185
Unilever PLC, 10,850, 477
United Health Group Inc, 3,150, 808
Visa, Information not held, 185
Xylem Inc/NY, 5,150, 383

2. A list of exchange traded funds, private equity funds, mutual funds, index funds, commodities, hedge funds, and bonds that the College has investments in, including the approximate value of each.

Investment, Holding, Value in £ as at 30 June 2020
Cambridge University Endowment Fund, Information not held, 11,103
CIP VI Private, Information not held, 348
Clipstone REIT, 1,721,960, 2492
CCO, Information not held, 396
CSP, Information not held, 543
CEM, Information not held, 905
CEMII, Information not held, 473
CEMIII, Information not held, 8
CEPIX, Information not held, 688
CEPX, Information not held, 283
CEPXI, Information not held, 16
CondorIX, Information not held, 943
CVPXII, Information not held, 163
CVPXIII, Information not held, 30
DoubleLine Opp Income, Information not held, 869
European Investment Bank , 250,000, 250
Experian Finance PLC, 200,000, 203
Falcon C, Information not held, 5539
Fprop Galeria Corso, Information not held, 803
Fprop Krakow, Information not held, 747
Fprop Phoenix, Information not held, 242
Harrier C, Information not held, 4492
Healthcare Asia, 267,600, 270
Lombard Odier, Information not held, 4573
Marylebone Lane Fund, 3,743, 4813
Oncology, 227,324, 269
Partners Group Global Value SICAV, 4,730, 1208
Phoenix II, Information not held, 5563
SSgA Asia Pacific , 625,693, 1718
SSgA Europe ex UK , 1,299,377, 2678
SSgA North America , 1,268,168, 5026
SSgA Japan Equity , 530,647, 1039
SSgA UK Equity , 526,030, 1202
SSgA Emerging Markets SICAV, 196,614, 1958
SSgA Eurozone Spotlight, 171,300, 1825
SSgA RAFI Developed 1000 CTF, 192,602, 2177
Stripe 22, 38,171, 58
Stripe 27, 289,610, 314
Stripe 30, 243,826, 227
Stripe 38, 60,750, 141
Stripe 51, 51,800, 57
Stripe 53, 116,800, 87
Stripe 56, 77,250, 111
Stripe 63, 60800, 49
Stripe 66, 43400, 35
TW Partners Fund, 8,359, 11,548
Vanguard S&P 500, Information not held, 243
Warburg Pincus, Information not held, 234

3. Information not held.

4. The College has not received any donations and other professorships, fellowships, institutes or any other academic opportunities funded by Chinese companies.

5. The College does not have any other instances of cooperation, academic or otherwise, between the College and universities and companies based in China.

Kind regards

Bursar’s Assistant
Christ’s College

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