over 150 years of innovation
Introducing our new brand design
F&C’s success is in part down to continually innovating and moving with the times, and this was the inspiration for the new brand design and colour scheme. Take a look at the short video to see more about the design and what the Trust stands for.
A balanced, proven strategy
Our investment approach is steady and designed for the long-term. Our focus is on strong companies – including household names like Unilever and GlaxoSmithKline – and powerful newcomers – like Amazon and Tesla. We also tap into the growth prospects of emerging markets, including China and Latin America. We don’t restrict our investments to publicly listed equities. We also consider well managed, high-performing private equity funds.
Launched in 1868, we are the world’s oldest collective investment scheme – and have since grown to become one of the largest. Our aim is to generate long-term growth and income by investing primarily in an international portfolio of listed equities. We are highly diversified and cautiously managed. Investing with us gives you exposure to over 350 individual companies worldwide.
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.
Our strategies and decisions are guided by an independent, non-executive Board of experienced financial experts.
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.