The fund is run day-to-day by the fund manager, Paul Niven. As fund manager, Paul sets the Trust's investment policy, deciding where to allocate its assets and its level of gearing. Paul is supported by the entire team of investment professionals at F&C. This includes risk analysts and managers both within the company, and outside, but who work on its behalf. The full team works together to look after the investment portfolio, contributing research and investment ideas to make sure that the Trust is doing everything it can to grow your capital and income. Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust has had only three fund managers over the past four decades. Paul was appointed in 2014 after 18 years with F&C, succeeding Jeremy Tigue who joined F&C in 1981.