• Investment Trusts videos

    Phil Webster - UK High Income  

    Watch Phil Webster - Director of European Equities, discuss his route into Fund Management and how he goes about choosing where and what to invest in.


    150 years of the F&C Investment Trust

    The F&C Investment Trust was launched in 1868, bringing the idea of investing to a wider audience. A lot has happened since then, yet as we approach 150 years, the world's oldest collective investment fund remains as pioneering and relevant as it did back in 1868.


    European Asset Trust - Annual London Shareholders Meeting

    Watch a recording of the latest European Asset Trusts Annual London Shareholders meeting held back in May 2018.



    Saving plans

    Individual savings accounts (ISAs)

    Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) are a highly effective and popular route into tax-efficient investing. They are tax-efficient and you do not have to declare any income earned. Your ISA allowance is as follows:

    Tax Year 2018/19
    Allowance (individual)


    Junior ISA

    Give your child a financial head start from as little as £1 a day

    If a child already has a Child Trust Fund (CTF), they cannot also have a Junior ISA. They are however able to transfer a Child Trust Fund into a Junior ISA.

    Tax Year 2018/19
    Allowance (individual)

    Private Investor Plan

    The F&C PIP is one of our most flexible investment solutions for long-term savers. The Private Investor Plan (PIP) can help you harness the long-term potential of the stock market to help you achieve your investment goals.


    Children's Investment Plan

    The F&C CIP is a straightforward way to invest in the global stock market through our range of award-winning investment trusts. It provides an affordable, tax-efficient way for parents and grandparents to build an investment pot for their little ones.


    Child Trust Fund

    Our CTF gives you access to the long-term potential of the stock market through our investment trust range via a Shares CTF or in a tracker fund via a Stakeholder CTF. A new CTF cannot be opened but you can transfer an existing CTF to and F&C CTF or an F&C Junior ISA.


    Investment goals

    Why invest for income?

    Investing for income with F&C could benefit those who are looking for that extra bit of money now and in the future. Investing for income could help supplement a pension during retirement or pay for school/university fees. 8 of our 10 Investment Trusts aim to deliver some form of income for investors.


    Why invest for growth?

    Investing for growth with F&C suits those who are more interested in investing for the long term to potentially allow their money to grow. This could include investing for a child's future or investing for your dream home. 8 of our 10 investment trusts aims to deliver growth for investors.


    Why a combination of Income and Growth?

    Investing in a combination of income and growth allows you to balance your short term needs by gaining an income in the short term while letting your money grow for the long term. 6 of our 10 investment trusts are designed to generate a combination of the two.


    What our trusts invest in

    What are Global Trusts

    Within a global portfolio, an investment specialist draws on the best ideas from around the world and selects companies that are best in class globally. A global portfolio can form the foundation for your investment portfolio to which you can add more targeted investment strategies that only invest in one market or sector.


    What are Property Trusts

    Investing in commercial property could offer the potential for growth in the form of capital appreciation and a regular income generated through property rentals. In challenging times, selecting the right property investment is crucial.


    What are UK and European Investment Trusts

    The UK is home to some of the world's most established and strongest companies, offering the potential for long-term growth from the UK stockmarket. Despite the problems in the Eurozone, there are still plenty of attractive investment opportunities on the Continent including global leaders in their field and a diverse range of smaller companies that offer the potential for long-term growth.

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