Local authority pension fund investments in an XLS spreadsheet

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Dear City of Edinburgh 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 Lothian 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

City of Edinburgh Council

Ms Felicity Monk

Date: 11/11/2016

Our ref: 13230

Dear Ms Monk

Acknowledgement of Request

Subject: Local authority pension fund investments in an XLS spreadsheet

Thank you for your request for information received on 11/11/2016. I can confirm that your request will be processed under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, Environmental Information Regulations (Scotland) 2004, or the INSPIRE (Scotland) Regulations 2009.

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Information Governance Unit
Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Information Rights Officer 4, City of Edinburgh Council

Ms Felicity Monk

 

[1][FOI #370294 email]

 

Date: 07/12/2016

 

Our ref: 13230

 

 

Dear Ms Monk

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Request for Information –
Information otherwise accessible.

 

Subject: Pension Fund Investments

 

Thank you for your request for information 11/11/2016 where you asked
about investments and Fund Managers. Your request has been processed under
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I shall address each of
your questions in turn.

 

You asked the following:

 

Q1. List of investments of the local authority pension fund

 

Please provide a list of the Lothian 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.

 

A1. The list of investments (at 31 March 2016) can be downloaded from the
Lothian Pension Fund (LPF) website at:

 

[2]www.lpf.org.uk/howweinvest. Select ‘Investment Portfolio’.

 

Q2. 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.

 

A2. Details of our external managers and advisors, their mandates and
associated costs, can all be found in Lothian Pension Fund’s annual report
which is published on their website at:

 

[3]www.lpf.org.uk/annualreport.

 

Procurement briefs are advertised via the Official Journal of the European
Communities (OJEC) at:

 

[4]www.ojec.com.

 

Under the terms of the Act, a request for information can be refused where
one or more of the exemptions listed in the Act apply. In this instance,
the Council is claiming an exemption under section 25 of the Act because
the information is ‘otherwise accessible’.

 

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above.

 

To promote transparency and accountability, please note it is the
Council’s policy to publish all request details and responses made under
the freedom of information legislation. This information will be made
available through the Council’s website and will not include your personal
details. The disclosure log is available at the following link:
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/homepage/175...

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Iain Burden

Information Rights Officer

 

 

Information Governance Unit

Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340

[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

 

 

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2. http://www.lpf.org.uk/howweinvest
3. http://www.lpf.org.uk/annualreport
4. http://www.ojec.com/

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