Investments in Extractive Companies
Dear Murray Edwards College, Cambridge,
This is a formal request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Could you please provide the approximate value and number of shares or any other forms of direct investment, if any, currently held in each of the following companies by the college?
d) Freeport McMoRan
e) Rio Tinto
f) Vale S.A.
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Dear Tahliah Balogun
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.
The College does not hold any direct investment in these companies.
RJ Hopwood MBA FCCA
Bursar and Fellow
Murray Edwards College
Cambridge, CB3 0DF
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