Shares in the arms and tobacco industry

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Regent's Park College, Oxford,

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
- Rolls-Royce
- Smiths Group
- Cobham
- Elbit
- Finmeccanica
- GKN
- QinetiQ
- VT Group
- Halliburton,
- United Technologies
- Airbus SE
- Lockheed Martin
- Caterpillar Inc,
- General Dynamics
- Raytheon
- Northrop Grumman
- Raytheon, Textron and Thales Group
- L3 communications

- Philip Morris
- British American Tobacco
- Altria
- 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.

I would wholeheartedly encourage the university to adopt an ethical investment policy that excludes the arms trade, and would appreciate it if you could tell me if this is something that the university is working towards.

Yours faithfully,

Sarah Woolley

Fiona Floate, Regent's Park College, Oxford

I am on holiday 26 June to 3 July, returning to my desk on Monday 6 July. 
I will respond to messages as soon as possible after that date.

Fiona Floate, Regent's Park College, Oxford

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Woolley

The college is a relatively small entity when compared with other Oxford
colleges. Our total endowment is only around £5m.

 

Of that we invest in the CCLA ethical 

funds [1]https://www.ccla.co.uk/sites/default/fil....
Their investment make-up and portfolio is listed
here: [2]https://www.ccla.co.uk/investment-soluti...

 

The majority of our other investments are with the Oxford University
Endowment Management fund. Details of their investment policy can be found
here: [3]https://www.ouem.co.uk/esg-management/en....

 

The remaining portion is invested with Quilter investments. I attach a
spreadsheet of companies we invest with and % total of the whole which is
around £800K.

 

Yours sincerely

Fiona C Floate
PA to the Principal
Regent’s Park College

Pusey Street

Oxford
OX1 2LB

 

Tel: +44 1865 288134 (direct line)

 

Regent's Park College is a registered charity (charity number 1181801). It
is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (company
number 11470540), whose registered office is at Regent's Park College,
Pusey Street, Oxford OX1 2LB.

 

Regent’s Park College privacy notices can be viewed at any time on our
website [4]http://www.rpc.ox.ac.uk/data-protection/

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From: Sarah Woolley <[FOI #673613 email]>
Sent: 30 June 2020 17:35
To: FOI requests at Regent&#39;s Park College
<[Regent&#39;s Park College request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Shares in the arms and tobacco
industry
 
Dear Regent's Park College, Oxford,

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
- Rolls-Royce
- Smiths Group
- Cobham
- Elbit
- Finmeccanica
- GKN
- QinetiQ
- VT Group
- Halliburton,
- United Technologies
- Airbus SE
- Lockheed Martin
- Caterpillar Inc,
- General Dynamics
- Raytheon
- Northrop Grumman
- Raytheon, Textron and Thales Group
- L3 communications

- Philip Morris
- British American Tobacco
- Altria
- 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.

I would wholeheartedly encourage the university to adopt an ethical
investment policy that excludes the arms trade, and would appreciate it if
you could tell me if this is something that the university is working
towards.

Yours faithfully,

Sarah Woolley

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