F & C Investments

F&C Capital and Income Investment Trust plc

  • Capital growth and increasing income

  • How to Invest

    Open an F&C Savings Plan

    Call: 0800 136 420

    Invest online now

    The value of your investments can go down as well as up, and you may not get back what you originally invested.

  • Objective

    Focused on generating capital growth and an attractive income

    The Company seeks to achieve this objective by investing in companies which have good long-term prospects with attractive returns on invested capital, but whose share prices may not fully reflect this. This could be because of adverse sentiment, possibly from short-term difficulties, or simply because they are unfashionable. Many of the stocks purchased have a higher than average dividend yield.

    Investment risk is reduced by investing mainly in well established UK companies. Further, the portfolio of around 80 holdings is diversified with the majority in large and mid-capitalisation companies. The Company also holds investments in smaller companies. No more than 10% of the portfolio (at the time of investment) may be invested in securities quoted on the Alternative Investment Market. No unquoted securities may be purchased without the prior approval of the Board. The Company may, from time to time, invest in leading overseas companies. Whilst no individual country limits are imposed, the total value of investments outside the UK will not exceed 10% of the Company’s gross assets at the time of investment.

    The portfolio is well diversified across various sectors, although no maximum exposure limits are set. No single investment in the portfolio may exceed 10% of the Company’s total assets at the time of purchase.

    The Company may use gearing to enhance its returns. Its articles of association contain a borrowing limit equal to the value of its adjusted total of capital and reserves. The level of gearing would not normally, however, be expected to exceed 20% of net assets. Under the AIFMD, the Company is obliged to publish maximum permissible leverage exposures. No more than 10% of the total assets of the Company will be invested in other UK listed investment companies (including investment trusts) except in such other UK listed investment companies which themselves have stated they will invest no more than 15% of their total assets in other UK listed investment companies, in which case the limit is 15%.

    The Company may use derivatives principally for the purpose of income enhancement and efficient portfolio management. Options may only be written on quoted stocks and the total nominal exposure is limited to a maximum of 5% of gross assets at the time of investment for each of put and call options.


    Stock market movements may cause the value of investments and the income from them to fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

    Changes in rates of exchange may have an adverse effect on the value, price or income of investments. If markets fall, gearing can magnify the negative impact on performance.

    Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

  • Julian Cane

    Julian Cane

    Fund manager

The shares of the Company are listed on the London Stock Exchange. Information in this section of the website concerning the Company is directed solely at persons who are located in the UK. Nothing on this website is, or is intended to be, an offer, advice, or an invitation, to buy or sell any investments. Potential investors must read our full terms and conditions, and the relevant Key Information Documents (KID), before proceeding further with any investment product referred to on this website. The information on this website may not be suitable for everyone, and retail investors unsure whether an investment product referenced on this website will meet their individual needs should seek advice before proceeding further with such product.