We write in response to your July 15, 2019 request for information pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act (APRA). Your specific request is noted below along with our corresponding response.
I would be very grateful if you could furnish me with any data or reports you have available featuring the investment performance of the real estate funds invested in by the Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island.
Ideally, these would include, where available, fund names, their vintage years, quarterly rates of return, and any other performance data, as far back as possible.
The information responsive to your request can be found on our website located here: http://investments.treasury.ri.gov/ and in the State Investment Commission books here: http://data.treasury.ri.gov/organization/investments. The most recent book will contain the most updated information. Be advised that pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws § 38-2-3(h), the Office of the General Treasurer is not required to reorganize, consolidate, or compile data not maintained by the Office in the form requested.
If you contend you have been denied access to public records, pursuant to R.I.G.L. § 38-2-8, you may appeal this decision to Amy L. Crane, General Counsel, 50 Service Avenue, 2nd Floor, Warwick, RI 02886. You may also file a complaint with the Department of the Attorney General, 150 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903 or the Rhode Island Superior Court of the county where the records are maintained. Additional information regarding the Access to Public Records Act may be found at http://www.riag.ri.gov/civil/opengovernment.
Thank you for your interest in keeping government open and accountable to the public.