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  • The Trust offers access to a diverse spread of private equity investments principally through exposure to specialist private equity funds and co-investments in individual companies. In particular the fund manager looks to identify those with a proven ability to make excellent absolute returns over the medium to long term. The trust aims to provide shareholders with a predictable and above average dividend funded from a combination of revenue and realised capital profits.

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Objective & policy

  • Harnessing potential by direct and indirect investments

    The Trust’s investment objective is to achieve long-term capital growth through investment in private equity assets, whilst providing shareholders with a predictable and above average level of dividend funded from a combination of the Trust's revenue and realised capital profits.

    The Trust has the ability to make private equity investments by taking stakes in private equity focused limited partnerships, offshore funds and investment companies. In addition to investing in newly formed private equity funds, the Trust may also purchase secondary private equity fund interests (that is, portfolios of investments in existing private equity funds). The Trust may also make direct private equity investments, mainly through co-investment in specific companies.

    The private equity funds in which the Trust invests comprise buy-out funds, venture capital funds and mezzanine funds. Both the funds and the direct investments are selected in order to create an underlying portfolio which is well diversified by geography, sector, size of company, stage of development, transaction type and management style.

    Diversified opportunities

    In the right hands, a company with an innovative product, the right strategy and a strong brand can significantly grow its business and profitability. Such companies, however, often lie outside of listed markets and are therefore beyond the reach of individual investors.  F&C Private Equity Trust offers access to this potent ‘unlisted’ growth potential via specialist proprietary and third party private equity funds and direct investments in companies. F&C’s Private Equity Team has proven expertise in private equity manager selection and direct investment. This expertise, together with a robust approach to investment and an emphasis on quality opportunities, provides scope for long-term capital growth.


    Private equity is a more specialist asset class and carries an increased level of risk compared to investing in cash. The principal risks over and above cash investing include:

    • Investment and strategic, external, regulatory, operational, financial and funding risks.
    • Gearing can magnify the negative impact on performance if the market falls.
    • Changes in rates of exchange may have an adverse effect on the value, price or income of investments.
    • Third party private equity funds may restrict or suspend redemptions or repayment to investors.
  • Hamish Mair

    Hamish Mair

    Director and Head of Private Equity

  • Related Video

    F&C Private Equity Trust Fund Manager Video

    Citywire Wealth Manager interviews Hamish Mair, Fund Manager, F&C Private Equity Trust (12 Sep 2016). For the full interview, visit the Citywire Wealth Manager website

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