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

    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.

  • Key Investor Document (KID)

    ISIN Trust name Currency Link
    GB00B2PP3J36 F&C Managed Portfolio Trust PLC - Income Shares GBP KID 
    GB00B2PP2527 F&C Managed Portfolio Trust PLC - Growth Shares GBP KID 

    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

    Almost all equity markets across the globe continued to give up ground during the month. While the cause of the scare last month was slightly higher-than-anticipated wage growth and inflation data in the US, both of these factors subsided in March. At the same time, most measures of growth and activity in the US and Europe continued to be robust, with positive indicators for the balance of the year. The new Governor of the Federal Reserve took the opportunity to continue the policy of ‘normalising’ interest rates with a

    well-flagged further increase of 0.5%. However, investors were unsettled by the imposition of a series of tariffs by the US on Chinese steel products. Latterly, the Chinese responded with a number of tariff increases on various US products. The concern is what this could mean for world trade, should this escalate. Markets fear uncertainty and moved lower; the prolonged period of very low levels of volatility and calm markets appears to be over. Against this background, the FTSE All Share Index fell by 1.8%, while that of the FTSE Equity Investment Instruments Index was down by 2.3% (all figures are total return).

    The net asset value of the portfolio was 2.6% lower (also in total returns). The leading contributor was Woodford Patient Capital, which rose 7%. After a lengthy period of underperformance, two of the portfolio’s larger holdings experienced positive developments. Prothena, a US biotechnology company, struck a deal with biotech major Celgene for new equity at a higher level than the prevailing share price. The unquoted Autolus, also a biotechnology company, announced plans to list on NASDAQ Stock Market later in 2018.

    As at 31 March 2018

  • Fund facts
    Investment manager F&C Investment Business Limited
    Benchmark FTSE All-Share Index
    AIC sector* Flexible Investment
    Launch date April 2008
    Total assets £128.1 million (as at 31.03.18)
    Income shares - Net dividend yield 4.2% (as at 31.03.18)
    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

    199.60p +1.60p

      

  • Share price - Income

    135.00p +2.00p

      

  • Peter Hewitt

    Peter Hewitt

    Fund Manager

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