F & C Investments

F&C Managed Portfolio Trust

  • Making the right blend of strategies for growth or income

  • How to Invest

    Open an F&C Savings Plan

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    Or contact your usual investment broker

  • Key facts

    The Managed Portfolio Trust is a ‘multi-manager’ portfolio, investing in trusts managed by different investment providers.

    Diversified  - The multi-manager approach ensures a broad mix of holdings, including 'alternative' assets
    Choice  - Investors can choose from income shares or growth shares, each with its own portfolio
    Unique capital structure - Net income in the Growth Portfolio is transferred to the Income Portfolio in exchange for the same amount of capital.  The transfer benefits the income prospects of the income shares and capital growth prospects of the growth shares.
    Experience and continuity  - Fund manager Peter Hewitt has been a professional investor for 30 years and has been at the helm of the Trust since launch
    Flexibility  - to help you meet your changing investment needs, there is an annual option to convert shares between the two portfolios. To learn more click here. 
    Cost effective  - You can save monthly or via lump sums to suit your budget
    Regular Income - Dividends are payable quarterly on the Income Shares

  • Fund manager commentary

    Once again much of the focus has been on the US where, as expected, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates. Given the prospect that the new President appears to wish to stimulate the domestic economy through a combination of tax cuts and increased expenditure on infrastructure the tone of the comments from the Fed appeared to indicate that US rates will be on a clear uptrend over the next year. The dollar strengthened in response. In the UK interest rates were left unchanged although inflation may well become an issue soon with an associated drag on real consumer incomes. As a result of weaker sterling manufacturing prospects appear to have picked up as has the outlook for overall corporate earnings. The uncertainty over Brexit remains and will become a major issue as the coming year unfolds. Against this background the FTSE All Share Index embarked on a festive season rally to rise by exactly 5% over the month whilst that of the FTSE Equity Investment Instruments Index gained 3.6% (both figures are total return)

    The Net Asset Value of the Growth portfolio rose by 2.9%. The leading performer was Standard Life Private Equity Trust with a 9% gain. This was driven by good full year results and a tightening of the discount to a still attractive 15.0%.

    As at 31 December 2016

  • Fund facts
    Investment manager F&C Investment Business Limited
    Benchmark FTSE All-Share Index
    AIC sector* Global Equity Income: Global Growth & Income
    Global Portfolio: Global Growth
    Launch date April 2008
    Total assets £108.5 million (as at 31.10.16)
    Income shares - Net dividend yield 4.3% (as at 31.10.16)
    Currency Sterling
    ISIN GB00B2PP3J36 (Income shares)
    GB00B2PP2527 (Growth shares)
    SEDOL B2PP3J3 (Income shares)
    B2PP252 (Growth shares)
    Key dates
    Annual general meeting September
    Year end 31 May
    Dividend payment date(s) January, April, July, October

    * The AIC is the trade body for closed-ended investment companies, including investment trusts.

  • Share price - Growth


    24 January 2017

  • Share price - Income


    24 January 2017

  • Peter Hewitt

    Peter Hewitt

    Fund Manager

Past performance is not a guide to future results. The value of investments can go down as well as up.

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