Banking & Bond Investment Positions

Tom Keirl made this Freedom of Information request to Leicester City Council

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Please can you provide information regarding Leicester City Council's capital investments highlighted in the following news article:

"Just how safe is our £375 million?"
Leicester Mercury - Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 09:30

"LEICESTER CITY COUNCIL: The city council has £16 million invested with banking institutions and £64 million in Government bonds; £3 million-plus interest received; Overall budget £800 million."

1) Details of the banking institutions referred to concerning investments of £16 million including (a) the identity of the financial entities managing the investments (b) the terms of the investments including the type of investment funds (c) the totals currently invested with each aforementioned financial entity and (d) changes in investment positions 2001 through 2008.

2) Details of the £64 million in Government bonds, including (a) bond face values (b) coupon rates and (c) maturity schedules.

3) Details of the investments relating to the reported revenue of £3 million-plus in interest.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Keirl

Rhona Kingett, Leicester City Council

Dear Mr Keirl


I acknowledge your request for further information received on
02/12/08. Your request is being considered and you will receive the
information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days
from the first working day following the date of receipt, which is
05/01/09, as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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If you have any queries or concerns then please contact:
Mrs Rhona Kingett
Resources Department
Leicester City Council
New Walk Centre
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Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner
Information Commissioner's Office
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Telephone: 01625 545 700

Yours sincerely

Mrs Rhona Kingett
Information Co-ordinator

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Ed Smith, Leicester City Council

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Dear Mr Kierl

Please find attached as a pdf document the Council's response to your
request for information.

The attachment also details how you may progress your request should you
be dissatisfied with any part or all of the response.

Yours sincerely

Ed Smith

Head of Information Governance