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

IMPS, University of Reading

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Information Management & Policy Services (IMPS), University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AH
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IMPS, University of Reading

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Dear Laura Clayson,

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request.

 

We can confirm that we do hold the information specified in your request.
Our responses are given below each limb of your request below.

 

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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.”

 

£58.8m for the University's Long Term Investment fund.

 

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?

 

External fund manager

 

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

 

100% Cazenove Capital

 

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.

 

N/A - not directly invested 

 

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). 

 

See PDF attached, ‘July 22 Cazenove LTIF’, for the University’s 2022
Investment statement. This will also shortly be available on the
University’s Financial Accounts webpage under the subheading Investments.
[1]https://www.reading.ac.uk/finance/univer...

 

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.

 

Yes, it is publicly available, please see direct link below to the policy:
[2]https://www.reading.ac.uk/finance/-/medi...

 

 

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We are required to include details of our complaints procedures, including
your rights to apply to the Information Commissioner.  The procedure is
detailed in our Freedom of Information and Environmental Information
Regulations policy on the web at
[3]www.reading.ac.uk/freedom-of-information-policy

 

If we are unable to resolve any complaint, you can complain to the
Information Commissioner, the independent body who oversees the access to
information regimes: [4]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/ 

 

 

Yours sincerely, 

 

Sinead Latham

Information Compliance Officer

 

Information Management & Policy Services (IMPS), University of Reading,
Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AH

[5][University of Reading request email]    t: +44 (0)118 378 8981   
[6]www.reading.ac.uk/foia

 

 

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