Local authority pension fund investments in an XLS spreadsheet

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Dear Scottish Borders 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 Scottish Borders 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

Freedom of Information, Scottish Borders Council

Dear Ms Monk

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information relating to the
above and shall respond within the relevant 20 working day period.

Yours sincerely

Information Management Team

Scottish Borders Council

Newtown St Boswells

TD6 0SA

E mail:  [email address]

Tel: 0300 100 1800

 

 

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Freedom of Information, Scottish Borders Council

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Dear Ms Monk

Further to your request for information under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 relating to the above I am now able to respond.

1. List of investments of the local authority pension fund

Please provide a list of the Scottish Borders 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.

Please see attached “FOI 9523 – Workings” file.  This contains a list of
all investments as at 31 March 2016.  Equities are broken down into
individual investments on a separate tab.

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.

On the attached “FOI 9523 – Workings” file, I have attached a link to the
2015-16 Pension Fund Financial Statements as published on SBC’s website.
Details of all external managers and advisors can be found there,
therefore we give notice of S25 of FOI(S)A.  

Attached to this e-mail are all procurement briefs we have available. 
These relate to recent fund manager procurements:

·         Global Equities Managed Fund

·         Global equities

·         Fixed Income Investments

 

I hope you are happy with the information provided but have to advise that
you have a right to request a review within 40 working days of receipt of
this email.  You should either e-mail [1][Scottish Borders Council request email] or write
to the Information Manager, Scottish Borders Council, Council HQ, Newtown
St. Boswells TD6 0SA.

 

If after the Council’s FOI Advice Group have considered your review and
you are still not happy with the decision you then have a right to appeal
to the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle,
Doubledykes Road, St. Andrews, fife KY16 9DS.

Yours sincerely

for the

Information Management Team

Scottish Borders Council

Newtown St Boswells

TD6 0SA

E mail:  [email address]

Tel: 0300 100 1800

 

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