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 2021? 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”, line “overall investment value”.

2. On the 31st July 2021, 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 2021.

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 2021. Please provide this information in a spreadsheet format.

5. If the university holds investments through [an] external fund manager(s), please provide the investment portfolio for that manager on the 31st July 2021, 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 here: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...

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

LSHTM Servicedesk, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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Statistics

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Dear LSHTM Servicedesk,

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 (29th 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

Dear London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of the School's handling of my FOI request 'University Investment Portfolio Statistics'.

The request was sent on the 1st October and the 20 day response window has now been exceeded.

Please may I remind you that guidance published by the Information Commissioner's Office states internal reviews should ideally take no longer than 20 working days.

Kind Regards,
Laura Clayson

LSHTM Servicedesk, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

LSHTM ServiceDesk
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Re: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - University
Investment Portfo

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Re: Freedom of Information request - University Investment Portfolio
Statistics

Dear Laura,

Thank you very much for following up. I have chased the information, fully
acknowledging our delay in providing you with this response, and hope to
be able to provide you with the requested information very shortly.

Best regards,
Alex

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Re: Freedom of Information request - University Investment Portfolio
Statistics

Dear Laura,

Thank you once again for your Freedom of Information Act Request, to which
I write to provide a response.

1. What was the total market value of the university’s investment
portfolio(s) on the 31st July 2021? 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”, line “overall
investment value”.

The University’s investment portfolio totalled £28,055,140 as at 31st July
2021.

2. On the 31st July 2021, were the institution's investment portfolio(s)
managed directly by the institution, indirectly by [an] external fund
manager(s), or a combination of both?

We do not invest directly, we use external fund managers.

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 2021.

Please present this information in this format:

Fund manager name -- Percentage of total investment funds managed

Schroders -- 47%

CCLA -- 49%

University -- 4%

We use external fund managers (Rathbones 72%, Quilter Cheviot 28%).

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 2021. Please provide this information in
a spreadsheet format.

n/a

5. If the university holds investments through [an] external fund
manager(s), please provide the investment portfolio for that manager on
the 31st July 2021, 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 here: [1]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...

Please see attached.

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.

[2]https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/sites/default/fi...

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Dear London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,

Thank you for your response to my Freedom of Information request.

May I please request clarity on one question: the Rathbones portfolio shared contained only the top level information of the fund names within the University's portfolio with them, as opposed to the requested information of a company-level break-down of what companies are held within those funds.

Can you please share the Rathbones investment portfolio at the company level or confirm that the University does not hold this information?

In terms of what I mean by this, please see the below portfolio, which outlines the market value held in each company. E.g. BHP Billiton PLC, £6,370 in the UK equities section of Cazenove Capital Management.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...

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).

Kind Regards,
Laura Clayson

LSHTM Servicedesk, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

LSHTM ServiceDesk
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Re: Re: Freedom of Information request - University Investment Portfolio
Statistics

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act.  We will process your request as soon as possible and
will respond within 20 working days.

Information on how we process Freedom of Information requests is available
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Freedom of Information team

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