Investment information and policies

J Clarke made this Freedom of Information request to Worcester College, Oxford

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Dear Worcester College, Oxford,

This is a request for information through the Freedom of Information Act.

1. What was the total market value of the institution's endowment funds and any other investment portfolios on 22 October 2018? If you are going to provide this information through your annual accounts, can you provide the specific page with the relevant figure highlighted.

2. On 22 October 2018, were the institution's endowment funds and any other investment portfolios managed directly by the institution, or indirectly by (an) external fund manager(s), or a combination of both?

3. If the institution uses external fund manager(s) to manage any endowment funds or other investment portfolios, please provide the name of each fund manager used, along with the % of the total endowment funds that they were managing on 22 October 2018. If the institution uses several fund managers, please list each fund manager name separately along with the % of the institutions total endowment and investment portfolio that they manage.

4. Does the institution invest directly in companies?

5. If the institution invests directly, please provide the details of what the institution invests in (by way if endowment or other investment portfolios), including the full names of each company invested in, and the market value invested in each company on 22 October 2018?

Please provide this information in a spreadsheet format.

6. If the institution holds investments through an external fund manager, please provide the investment portfolio for that manger from 22 October 2018, including the market value for each of their investments?

Please use a spreadsheet to provide the information and please use the format shown in this example: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1...

7. Does the institution have an ethical investment policy, or similar? If so, please state if it is publicly available, and provide a web link. If it is not publicly available, please provide a copy.

Please could you confirm the receipt of this request?

Yours faithfully,

J Clarke

Worcester College Academic Administrator, Worcester College, Oxford

Dear J Clarke

I acknowledge receipt of your freedom of information request of 24 April 2019. We will respond within the 20 working days required by the Act.

Yours sincerely

Phillipa Tarver

Phillipa Tarver
Academic Administrator
Worcester College
Oxford
OX1 2HB

Tel No: 01865 278342
Worcester College is a Registered Charity, No. 1143479

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Phillipa Tarver, Worcester College, Oxford

Dear J Clarke
 
Please find below the response of Worcester College, Oxford to your
freedom of information request of 24 April 2019.  Our answers are
indicated in bold text after each question.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Phillipa Tarver
 
Phillipa Tarver
Academic Administrator
Worcester College
Oxford
OX1 2HB
 
Tel No:  01865 278342
Worcester College is a Registered Charity, No. 1143479
 
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1. What was the total market value of the institution's endowment funds
and any other investment portfolios on 22 October 2018? If you are going
to provide this information through your annual accounts, can you provide
the specific page with the relevant figure highlighted. £40.7M
 
2. On 22 October 2018, were the institution's endowment funds and any
other investment portfolios managed directly by the institution, or
indirectly by (an) external fund manager(s), or a combination of both? 
The College invests in funds managed by Oxford University Endowment
Management Ltd.
 
3. If the institution uses external fund manager(s) to manage any
endowment funds or other investment portfolios, please provide the name of
each fund manager used, along with the % of the total endowment funds that
they were managing on 22 October 2018. If the institution uses several
fund managers, please list each fund manager name separately along with
the % of the institutions total endowment and investment portfolio that
they manage. Oxford University Endowment Management Ltd 100%
 
4. Does the institution invest directly in companies? No
 
5. If the institution invests directly, please provide the details of what
the institution invests in (by way if endowment or other investment
portfolios), including the full names of each company invested in, and the
market value invested in each company on 22 October 2018? Not applicable
 
Please provide this information in a spreadsheet format.
 
6. If the institution holds investments through an external fund manager,
please provide the investment portfolio for that manger from 22 October
2018, including the market value for each of their investments? The
College invests in funds managed by Oxford University Endowment Management
and we do not hold data on transactions in those funds’ underlying assets.
 
Please use a spreadsheet to provide the information and please use the
format shown in this example:
[1]https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1...
 
7. Does the institution have an ethical investment policy, or similar? If
so, please state if it is publicly available, and provide a web link. If
it is not publicly available, please provide a copy. The College invests
in funds managed by Oxford University Endowment Management whose
environmental, social and governance principles are available here:
[2]https://www.ouem.co.uk/esg-risk-manageme...
 

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