College Investments

Ewan Hawkins made this Freedom of Information request to Selwyn College, Cambridge

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Dear Selwyn 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 properties that the college has investments, including the approximate value of each.

(5) A list of any other investments the college holds, including the approximate value of
each.

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.

Could you also kindly confirm upon receipt of this email.

Yours faithfully,

Ewan Hawkins

Nick Downer,

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Dear Mr Hawkins
Thank you for your request of 21 August.  Selwyn’s response is attached. 
Market prices are publicly available, therefore we believe a Section 21
exemption applies to the value element of Questions 1 and 2.  
Details of individual fund holdings are publicly available from the
relevant fund websites, therefore we believe a Section 21 exemption
applies to Question 3.  
The college has no investment property or other investment holdings.
Regards
Nick Downer
Bursar and Freedom of Information Officer
Selwyn College, Cambridge