F&C Global Smaller Companies PLC is a United Kingdom-based investment trust. The Company�s objective is to invest in smaller companies worldwide in order to secure a high total return. The Company invests in sectors, such as industrials, financials, collective investments, consumer services, consumer goods, technology, healthcare, oil and gas, basic materials, telecommunications and utilities. As of April 30, 2011, the Company�s investments included Alterian, Alternative Networks, Ashtead Group, Aveva Group, AZ Electronic Materials, Barratt Developments, BBA Aviation, Bellway, Booker Group, CareTech Holdings, Chime Communications, City of London Investment Group, Orchid Developments Group and others. The Company�s manager is F&C Management Limited.