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Contact details

Exchange House, Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2NY
0131 243 1330 (Fax Number)
0800 136 420 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* Paul Niven»01-Jun-2014 to Present
Jeremy Tigue»01-Jan-1997 to 31-May-2014

Investment objectives

The objective of the trust is to secure long-term growth in capital and income through a policy of investing primarily in an internationally diversified portfolio of publicly listed equities, as well as unlisted securities and private equity, with the use of gearing.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 7 / 36 13 / 35
Quartile 1 2

Fund ratings

FE Crown Rating: 3 FE
Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 8.17 10.01
Alpha 3.63 1.54
Beta 1.33 1.08
Sharpe 1.31 1.26
InfoRatio 1.55 0.69
R2 0.82 0.88
Quartiles:   1  2   3  4   help with ratios
vs. Global»


performance chart
    1y 3y 5y 12m-24m 24m-36m 36m-48m 48m-60m
+13.5 +60.9 +84.3 +20.0 +18.1 -6.4 +22.4
  NAV +10.8+54.6+68.8+18.7 +17.5-6.9+17.3
  Global +7.9+48.0+67.1+19.5+14.7-8.7+23.7
Share Price
 SharePriceDatePrem/DiscDiluted NAVGearingDiv yield
EstimLast pub.NetGross
pdf FOREIGN & COLONIAL INVESTMENT TRUST ORD 417.40 (p) 19-Dec-2014 -8.39 455.31 451.88
108 2.23 2.23
Capital structure & income
Share Type Exchange Nominal value Issued Market value (m) Wind-up date Splits News
FOREIGN & COLONIAL INVESTMENT TRUST ORD UNIT LONDON 25 562,292,000 2345.32 n/a n/a company announcements
Share identifiers: TIDM: FRCL; SEDOL: 0346607; ISIN: GB0003466074
Detailed fund information
Fund type flag United Kingdom-registered Investment Trusts
Gross assets£2,757.3m / $4,305.5m
Sector Global
Asset ClassEquity
Own ISA wrapper Fund has ISA Wrapper help with ISA
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 50.0 Monthly
Annual accountsannual (Click to order)
Last report / accounts30-Jul-2014
Last AGM29-Apr-2014
Next AGMApril 2015
Stockbroker(s)JPMorgan Cazenove
Management contractThe Company has appointed F&C as manager. F&C receives a fee equal to 0.365% of the market capitalisation of the Company. The North America large and mid-cap equity portfolios are managed by Barrow Hanley and T Rowe Price by way of delegation from F&C. The private equity funds of funds are managed by Pantheon ventures and HarbourVest Partners.
Borrowing limitn/a
Continuation / Wind-up provisionThe fund has an unlimited life. The authority of the Company to buy back up to 14.99% of the share capital was renewed at the last AGM. Directors were also authorised to allot up to 5%. The Board has the objective of maintaining a less volatile discount with a ceiling of 10% (with debt at market value), as well as enhancing net asset value per share for continuing shareholders.
Dividend policyn/a
Investment restrictionsn/a
Reconstruction proposaln/a
Settlement detailsn/a
Tax policyn/a
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
Global Equity Mixed Global
Largest holdings, 31-Oct-2014
Holding (%) Rank Holding (%) Rank
Regional weightings, 31-Oct-2014
Region (%) Rank  
North America 44.90 1 44.90% North America
European 21.40 2 21.40% European
UK 11.20 3 11.20% UK
Global Emerging Markets 10.60 4 10.60% Global Emerging Markets
Japan 5.90 5 5.90% Japan
Asia Pacific (inc Australasia) 5.40 6 5.40% Asia Pacific (inc Australasia)
Cash 0.60 7 0.60% Cash

All prices in Pence Sterling (GBX) unless otherwise specified. Price total return performance figures are calculated using closing mid prices and with net income (dividends) reinvested. NAV total return performance figures are calculated using fully diluted (where applicable) daily estimated NAV figures from Thomson Financial Datastream and with gross income (dividends) reinvested.

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david roy john hydeHYDX000107 May 17th, 2010 at 10:53 AM

I have placed funds with F&C Inv Trust & Pacific Fund in a CTF for my grandaughter. They have been invested now for THREE years and in that time I have NEVER seen a profit made for her as the prices have not exceeded the purchase prices at any time although the markets have had peaks of recovery. This is not good enough and the trust managers are being overpaid for underperformance. I will be arranging a transfer of funds shortly. This is very disappointing. Safe the funds may be but this is an insufficient excuse for lazy/overpaid management.

Investor Steve Aug 11th, 2012 at 03:53 PM

I have invested a monthly sum for my children in F&C Investment Trust since they were born and am perfectly satisfied. You trade-off lower risk for lower performance but, with dividends re-invested and buying more shares each month, I am confident that my children will have sufficent money when 18 to see them through college, take a gap year, buy a first car or whatever. I'm not trying to make them millionaires!
If you put lump sums into risky funds it is pot luck whether or not you invested at a good or bad time. Relative safety, regular contributions and re-invested dividends is the way to go when investing for others as I am doing for my kids - I take more risk with my own portfolio.


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Asset allocation

North American Equities, 44.90%
44.9000% ofNorth American Equities
European Equities, 21.40%
21.4000% ofEuropean Equities
UK Equities, 11.20%
11.2000% ofUK Equities
Global Emerging Market Equities, 10.60%
10.6000% ofGlobal Emerging Market Equities
Japanese Equities, 5.90%
5.9000% ofJapanese Equities
Asia Pacific Equities, 5.40%
5.4000% ofAsia Pacific Equities
Money Market, 0.60%
0.6000% ofMoney Market

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