Dear Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge,
Dear Downing College, Cambridge,
I am writing to request information on the financial relationships the college holds with the arms and tobacco trade (specifically, but not limited to:
- BAE Systems
- Smiths Group
- VT Group
- United Technologies
- Airbus SE
- Lockheed Martin
- Caterpillar Inc,
- General Dynamics
- Northrop Grumman
- Raytheon, Textron and Thales Group
- L3 communications
- Philip Morris
- British American Tobacco
- Imperial Brands
Please include the following information:
1) A portfolio statement for the fund(s) the college has investments in. If you do not have a copy of this, please send me a list of the names of the fund(s) and the corresponding management companies. Details should be broken down, year-by-year for the last five financial years.
2) Please also confirm if any shares are held in arms trade companies as part of a pension fund or endowment, either directly or indirectly through an externally managed fund. Details should be broken down, year-by-year for the last five financial years.
Dear Sarah Woolley
Further to your email of 15 June 2020, in response to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 regarding your enquiry about the College's investment policies and practices.
Under Section 21 (information readily accessible by other means) exemption, to aid in the public understanding of how the College invests its endowment and other funds, we publish general information about our investment policies and practices on our website at:
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Information Commissioner's Office
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Mr. R A Powell
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Cambridge CB3 0DG
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