Local authority pension fund investments in an XLS spreadsheet

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Dear Shetland Islands Council,

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request the following information as an XLS (Microsoft Excel) spreadsheet.

1. List of investments of the local authority pension fund

Please provide a list of the Shetland Islands Pension Fund’s investments for the end of the 2015-16 financial year, or if this is not available, the most recently available data, in an XLS spreadsheet.

For each investment, please provide the asset class. For equity investments please include the full name of individual equities, the quantity of each share held, and the total and unit value of each equity.

2. Fund managers

Please provide a list of any external managers and/or advisors employed by the local authority for the purposes of managing pension fund assets, with a copy of the corresponding procurement brief and the total cost of their services for the corresponding financial year.

For your information please note this data is being requested as part of a research project organised by Friends of the Earth Scotland, Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland), 350.org, Community Re:Invest and Platform London.

Yours faithfully,

Flick Monk
Researcher on Unconventional Fossil Fuels
Friends of the Earth Scotland
(+44) 0131 243 2706

Shetland Islands Council

Dear Ms Monk,

I write to acknowledge receipt of your FOI request and confirm that I have passed it to the relevant department to provide the response.


Rachel Macleod
Committee Assistant
Governance and Law
Corporate Services
Shetland Islands Council
Burgh Road
Tel: 01595 744553

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Shetland Islands Council

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Hi there,

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request.

Question 1
On the excel spreadsheet I have listed the Pension Fund's investments for 2015/16 and the relevant asset class. The pension Fund does not invest in individual equities so I cannot give the other information requested.

Question 2
On the excel spreadsheet I have listed the Pension Fund's external fund managers.
No other advisors were employed by the Pension Fund during 2015/16 in managing the pension Fund's assets.
The fund managers do not have procurement briefs.
Total cost of the external fund managers services for 2015/16 was £1,216,493.

I trust that this response meets your request. However, if you are dissatisfied with the way in which the Council has dealt with your request for information then you may ask the authority to review its actions and decisions in relation to your request, by submitting a formal appeal. The process for lodging appeals is set out in the attached leaflet.

Kind regards,
Sherrell Moncrieff

Shetland Islands Council

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