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

FOI, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

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Dear Laura Clayson,

Please see attached and below the School's response to your FOI request:

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”.
£1,164k

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?
External fund manager, Cazenove Capital

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.
Cazenove Capital 98%
Lloyds 2% (cash balance)

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.
No direct investments

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...
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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.
Attached

Yours Sincerely,

Abigail Fitch-Hickson

Kind Regards,
Abigail Fitch-Hickson
Assistant Academic Registrar
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Dear Abigail,

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

Could you please provide the password for the spreadsheet?

Kind Regards,
Laura Clayson

Dear Abigail,

I'm emailing to ask whether you'd made any progress in response to my previous mail sent on the 12th November and could advise on when we are likely to receive a response? I have pasted it again below.

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Laura Clayson
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Dear Abigail,

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

Could you please provide the password for the spreadsheet?

Kind Regards,
Laura Clayson

FOI, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Dear Laura,

Apologies for the delay, the password for the protected excel spreadsheet sent previously is – diversity.

Yours Sincerely,

Abigail Fitch-Hickson

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