F&C Investment Trust PLC, formerly Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust PLC, is a United Kingdom-based investment trust company. The Trust's investment objective is to secure long-term growth in capital and income through a policy of investing in a diversified portfolio of publicly listed equities, as well as unlisted securities and private equity, with the use of gearing. It invests mainly in the shares or equities of companies publicly listed on global stock markets. It also invests in other types of securities or assets depending on the return prospects and in consideration of implications for the broader portfolio. The Trust's investment manager is F&C Investment Business Limited.