Discover the answers to some of your investing questions.  We explain what you should know about investing and provide information on why F&C Investment Trust could be the smart investment choice for you.

When to save and when to invest?

In this video learn why saving is better for the short term and investing for the long term.

How to invest with F&C

Learn about the different ways you can invest in F&C.

Further videos can be found here, including an explanation of volatility and why a well-balanced portfolio is important.

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 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

Our historic investment calculator can demonstrate how investments made in recent times may have fared

Historical Investment Calculator

Our Factsheet provides a performance update from fund manager, Paul Niven, plus information about how F&C is performing and the fees you pay when you invest.

The Key Information Document (KID) is information required by law to help you understand the nature, risks, costs and potential gains and losses of investing with F&C.

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

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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.