The Church of England’s pension fund has admitted it invests in one of Wonga’s key financial backers, the Financial Times (£) reported.
The fund invests in Accel Partners, a US venture capital firm that led the fundraising for Wonga in 2009, the report states.
A Lambeth Palace spokesperson said: “We will be asking the Assets Committee of the Church Commissioners to investigate how this has occurred and to review the holding in this pooled investment vehicle.”
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