University Investment Portfolio Statistics

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To whom it may concern,

This is a request for information through the Freedom of Information Act.

1. What was the total market value of the university’s investment portfolio(s) on the 31st July 2022?

If you are going to provide this information through your Annual Accounts/Financial Statements, please provide the specific page number, section and row that the value can be found on. For example, page 28, section 5 “Investments”, row “total market value.”

For guidance on the number we are seeking, please see this example from the University of Glasgow at ‘Annual Investments’ in cell C1091 here: https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/sustaina...

2. On the 31st July 2022, were the institution's investment portfolio(s) managed directly by the institution, indirectly by [an] external fund manager(s), or a combination of both?

3. If the university uses external fund manager(s) to manage investment portfolios, please provide the name of each fund manager used, along with the percentage of the total investment funds that they were managing on the 31st July 2022.

Please present this information in this format:

Fund manager name - Percentage of total investment funds managed
Schroders - 47%
CCLA - 49%
University - 4%

4. If the institution invests directly, please provide the details of companies invested in (by way of all investment portfolios), including the full names of each company invested in, and the market value invested in each company on the 31st July 2022. Please provide this information in a spreadsheet format.

5. If the university holds investments through [an] external fund manager(s), please provide a breakdown of the university’s holdings with that investment manager on the 31st July 2022, including the market value for each company that forms part of your investment portfolio(s) with them. Please provide this information at a company level in a spreadsheet and/or the format that this information is provided to you by your fund manager(s).

For example, see the University of Glasgow’s breakdown at ‘Annual Investments’ here: https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/sustaina...

6. Does the institution have an ethical investment policy, or similar? If so, please state if it is publicly-available, and provide a web link.

If applicable, in response to any of the above information requested, please confirm that the University does not hold this information.

Please confirm receipt of this request and we look forward to hearing back from you within the next 20 working days.

Yours sincerely,

Laura Clayson

Dear Royal College of Music,

Could you please advise when a response is likely to be received to my Freedom of Information request about 'University Investment Portfolio Statistics'?

Under the Act a response should generally be received within 20 working days of receiving the request (3rd October). Of course, we fully understand and empathise with the challenging circumstances universities continue to face at the moment and have given additional time from that date before reaching out to you again.

We would be most grateful to receive a response or a time-frame within which one will be received.

Kind Regards and looking forward to hearing from you,

Laura Clayson

Nicholas Seager, Royal College of Music

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Dear Laura,

I believe I have already provided you with the information you requested (see attached). Please advise me if this is not the case.

Best wishes,

Nicholas Seager
Information & Systems Manager
Royal College of Music
The Exchange
Prince Consort Road
London, SW7 2BS
UK
​www.rcm.ac.uk

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Dear Nicholas,

Thank you for your response.

This is our renewed round of research, which updates our information from last year.

If you can confirm that there are no significant changes to the university's position, we can use the attachment you have included. Otherwise please share the updated information in response to these questions.

Kind regards,
Laura

Nicholas Seager, Royal College of Music

Dear Laura,
 
The information I provided you previously was for the period indicated.
If you are seeking further information, would you please be kind enough to
submit a new FOI request setting out the information your require?
Please would you submit your request to [1][RCM request email] as third party
emails often do not get through the firewall.
 
Best wishes,
 
Nicholas Seager
Information & Systems Manager
Royal College of Music
The Exchange
Prince Consort Road
London, SW7 2BS
UK
​[2]www.rcm.ac.uk
 
 
 

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