Dear Aberdeen City Council,

1) Please provide in Microsoft excel format for the end of the 2018/19 financial year:

a. the sum total of pension fund assets under management;

b. full details of what the Local Government Pension Fund currently invests in, including the full name and amounts of each fund, bond, institution and investment held, by asset class or category, including specific equities;

c. full details of any investments in: renewable energy, green technologies, social housing or community wealth building or low carbon funds.

I would like to receive this information in an unlocked excel sheet without protected cells (.xls). If you have to password protect the excel sheet, please can you also provide the password to the excel sheet.

2) Please provide any Local Government Pension Fund or Council policy or strategy statements, meeting minutes, investment principles, or Investment Strategy Statements that commit to reducing investments in fossil fuel producers or to decarbonise the Fund

If one part of the request can be answered sooner than others, please send that information first followed by any subsequent data. If you need further clarification, please contact me by email.

Yours faithfully,

Ric Lander
[email address]
Friends of the Earth Scotland

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Ric Lander,

 

Information enquiry reference FOI-19-1665.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 09
December 2019.

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 10 January 2020.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Jennifer McDonald | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College |Business Hub 6,  1^st Floor| Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

 

Dial: 01224 522166

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Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

 

 

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Dear Ric Lander,

 

Thank you for your information request of 09 December 2019.  Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested. Our response is now detailed below.

 

1) Please provide in Microsoft excel format for the end of the 2018/19
financial year:

 

a. the sum total of pension fund assets under management;

The NESPF Pension Funds MV as at our year end 2018/2019 was £4.480m

 

b. full details of what the Local Government Pension Fund currently
invests in, including the full name and amounts of each fund, bond,
institution and investment held, by asset class or category, including
specific equities;

Please see attached ref:  FOI-19-1665 Asset Split Mar 19 which provides
information on all our holding as at 31 March 2019

 

c. full details of any investments in: renewable energy, green
technologies, social housing or community wealth building or low carbon
funds.

The Fund has a £100 million investment in renewable energy through our
AVIVA INFRASTRUCTURE INCOME UNIT TRUST investment.

 

I would like to receive this information in an unlocked excel sheet
without protected cells (.xls). If you have to password protect the excel
sheet, please can you also provide the password to the excel sheet.

 

2) Please provide any Local Government Pension Fund or Council policy or
strategy statements, meeting minutes, investment principles, or Investment
Strategy Statements that commit to reducing investments in fossil fuel
producers or to decarbonise the Fund

 

All the pension Funds policy’s and statements can be found on our website
[1]http://www.nespf.org.uk/TheFund/Governan...

 

Committee Meeting minutes are included in our meeting packs which can be
found on  [2]http://www.nespf.org.uk/TheFund/Governan...

 

As Local Government Pension Fund or Council policy or strategy statements,
meeting minutes, investment principles, or Investment Strategy Statements
that commit to reducing investments in fossil fuel producers or to
decarbonise the Fund is otherwise accessible on the websites provided, it
is exempt from disclosure.  In order to comply with our obligations under
the terms of Section 16 of the FOISA, we hereby give notice that we are
refusing your request under the terms of Section 25(1) - Information
Otherwise Accessible - of the FOISA.

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

We handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please refer to the
attached PDF for more information about your rights under FOISA.

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[3]ACC_Crest_for Jennifer McDonald | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College |Business Hub 6,  1^st Floor| Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

 

Dial: 01224 522166

[4]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC |
Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This e-mail (including any attachment to it) is
confidential, protected by copyright and may be privileged. The
information contained in it should be used for its intended purposes only.
If you receive this email in error, notify the sender by reply email,
delete the received email and do not make use of, disclose or copy it.
Whilst we take reasonable precautions to ensure that our emails are free
from viruses, we cannot be responsible for any viruses transmitted with
this email and recommend that you subject any incoming email to your own
virus checking procedures. Unless related to Council business, the
opinions expressed in this email are those of the sender and they do not
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References

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2. http://www.nespf.org.uk/TheFund/Governan...
4. http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/