Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust
|Public (LSE: FRCL) (NZX: FCT)|
Simon Fraser (Chairman)|
Paul Niven (Fund manager)
|£71.8 million (2017)|
|£63.5 million (2017)|
Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust is a publicly traded investment trust. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index; it is also listed on the New Zealand Exchange.
The Company was founded by Philip Rose, who also founded the Royal Brompton Hospital, in 1868 as The Foreign & Colonial Government Trust: it was the first collective investment scheme in the world and specialised in investing in Government bonds. In 1891 it changed its name to The Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust: it first started investing in equities in 1925. In 1981, F&C launched Graphite Capital, a leading UK private equity firm.
The Company has assets under management of approximately £3.7 billion and holds stakes in over 500 different companies in 35 countries worldwide. The Company is managed by Paul Niven of F&C Management Limited, a subsidiary of F&C Asset Management plc.
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