Dear Lancaster University,
I am writing to request information on the investments our university holds in the arms trade (specifically BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, GKN, Smiths Group, Cobham, VT Group, General Dynamics, General Electric, Halliburton, L3 Communications, Northrup Grumman and Raytheon). Please send me a portfolio statement for the fund(s) our university has investments in. If you do not have a copy of this, please send me a list of the names of the fund(s) and the corresponding management companies. If the university’s investments are held in a pooled fund or a variety of these funds please could you provide me with recent, dated, lists of the underlying shares that the fund(s) invests in.Please also confirm if any shares are held in the above companies as part of a pension fund or endowment, either directly or indirectly through an externally managed fund.
I would wholeheartedly encourage the university to adopt an ethical investment policy that excludes the arms trade, and would appreciate it if you could tell me if this is something that the university is planning to do.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Dear Lancaster University,
Your response to my enquiry about the University's investments has still not been answered. Please could you get back to me as soon as possible.
Dear Ms Winter
Thanks for your email. We have no record of receiving your original request so I assume it must have been wrongly spam filtered. Please accept my apologies. We have now picked up your request from whatdotheyknow and will respond as soon as possible.
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Dear Ms Winter
I write further to your Freedom of Information request i.d. 1494 regarding
University investments. Please find attached a spreadsheet containing the
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the original request had not been logged by our internal FOI system .
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