The world’s oldest collective investment fund
The F&C Investment Trust was launched in , bringing the benefits of investing to a wider audience. A lot has happened since then. 150 years later, the world’s oldest collective investment fund is still going strong. If you’re looking to generate your capital and income over the longer term, this could be the investment for you.
What is an investment trust?
The exact idea upon which it starts has never been used before. In our judgement, that idea is very good.
Our history and our principles
The investment trust today
The trust aims to secure long-term growth by investing mainly in a diverse, international portfolio. Whether you want to save tax-efficiently, boost your retirement income, or give a child a financial head start, now’s a great time to find out more.
How to invest
Whether you’re going for growth, investing for income, planning for your retirement, or looking for tax-efficient ways to save for yourself or your children, investing is easy with the F&C Investment Trust.
You can invest through a range of saving accounts for adults and children or contact your usual financial adviser to help you meet your goals.
As with all investments, 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.
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. After a fifty fold gain on some of those early purchases, it’s now our largest holding.
Large, oldest investment trust, solid performer.