Information on research funding and investment holdings

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Dear London School of Economics,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act of 2000 to request the following information from the competent authority:

1. Information regarding funds received by the university for research, consultancy, or other purposes from governments, NGOs, or private companies in the last five fiscal years (2015 to 2019). I would appreciate if the information can include a) source of funding, b) amount of funding, c) start/end date of project (if applicable), d) departments, academics, and/or LSE bodies involved, e) any special conditions placed on the funding, as well as any other information that might be available.

2) A complete list of the university's current or most recent investment portfolio, as well as the amount of money paid to fund managers in the past five fiscal years (2014-2019).

If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Best wishes,
The Beaver, Newspaper of the LSE Students Union

GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

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Dear Beaver

 

Further to your recent FoI request, the Schools response is provided
below:

 

Q1. Information regarding funds received by the university for research,
consultancy, or other purposes from governments, NGOs, or private
companies in the last five fiscal years (2015 to 2019). I would appreciate
if the information can include a) source of funding, b) amount of funding,
c) start/end date of project (if applicable), d) departments, academics,
and/or LSE bodies involved, e) any special conditions placed on the
funding, as well as any other information that might be available.

 

A1. At the moment your request would cover any form of income received
apart from Tuition fees from individual students. As we do not have a
school-wide CRM system, there is no easy way of identifying who funds are
from without evaluating the details of individual transactions.  As such,
the School is unable to provide this information within the cost limit set
in Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Q2. A complete list of the university's current or most recent investment
portfolio, as well as the amount of money paid to fund managers in the
past five fiscal years (2014-2019).

 

A2. I have attached a copy of the Universities current Investment
portfolio (as of Oct 2019) for your information, and have tabulated the
fees paid to investment managers below.

 

Financial

Year Fees paid to Investment managers (£)
2014/15 £ 236,447.41
2015/16 £ 295,691.33
2016/17 £ 296,225.54
2017/18 £ 248,108.54
2018/19 £ 256,394.56

 

If you think that the information provided does not meet your request,
contact Rachael Maguire on 020 7849 4622 or write to Louise Nadal, School
Secretary, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton
Street, London, WC2A 2AE. We will then review the response to your request
and get back to you within 20 working days. You can also contact the
Information Commissioner's Office [1]http://www.ico.gov.uk/, though they
expect the internal review to be carried out before receiving a complaint
directly.

 

The provision of information by the LSE under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 does not imply a right to copy, reproduce publish or otherwise
use such information.  Copying or reproducing such information in any way
either in whole or in part without prior written consent may be an
infringement of copyright or other intellectual property right belonging
to the LSE or a third party.

 

Best Wishes,

 

Paul

 

Dr Paul R. Duller

Data Protection Officer (Interim)

The London School of Economics and Political Science

Houghton Street | London | WC2A 2AE

 

 

 

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