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We offer a smarter, simpler way to invest in a diverse range of company shares, creating a firm foundation on which to build your financial future.

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True to our goal for over 150 years

“We started out in 1868 investing in Emerging Market bonds including Brazil – so we have moved from literally investing in the Amazon – to purchasing Amazon.com some 140 years later.”

Paul Niven, Fund Manager

Our focus has never wavered since the day we were founded in 1868: to bring the benefits of creative and responsible investing to a wider audience. Our approach aims to deliver long-term capital and income growth. To achieve this, we invest on the world’s major stock markets in the shares of established companies, strong newcomers and rising stars in developing markets. It’s a diverse portfolio strategy that also gives investors exposure to a range of well-managed private equity funds. Whether you’re new to investing or looking to add a firm foundation to your existing portfolio, our approach could be right for you.

Paul Niven

Head of Asset Allocation (EMEA) at Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Investing can be easy when you choose to build your future on the right foundations, as demonstrated in our TV advert.


With F&C Investment trust you can invest in more than 400 of the world’s leading companies with one simple investment.

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Please be aware that fake websites impersonating F&C Investment Trust may be on the web. Only ever trust information provided here at fandc.com, or via a trusted 3rd party platform or share dealing services.

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Investment Risks

The value of your investments and any income from them can go down as well as up and you may not get back the original amount invested. Changes in rates of exchange may also reduce the value of your investment. Gearing is used for investment purposes to obtain, increase or reduce exposure to an asset, index or investment. The use of gearing can enhance returns to investors in a rising market, but if the market falls the losses may be greater.

Smart investing made simple

Our manager, Columbia Threadneedle offer a range of cost-effective Savings Plans

Starting from £25 per month or a lump sum of £100, with the flexibility to start and stop contributions whenever you want.

There are no dealing charges on investments made online or through a monthly direct debit.

There are a number of ways to invest with us, through a financial adviser or a wide range of companies.

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Insights and updates

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Head of Asset Allocation (EMEA) at Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Market snapshot January 2024

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Head of Asset Allocation (EMEA) at Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Market snapshot November 2023

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Head of Asset Allocation (EMEA) at Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Market snapshot October 2023

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