F&C Global Smaller Companies plc (F&C) is a United Kingdom-based investment trust. The Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of Montreal (BMO) and is part of BMO Global Asset Management. The Company’s assets are managed by F&C Management Limited. The Company invests in smaller companies worldwide. The Company invests mainly in quoted equities, including those quoted on the alternative investment market. F&C Management Limited acts as the investment manager of the Company. The portfolio consists of individual smaller company investments within the United States, United Kingdom and European markets, and third party fund holdings targeting smaller companies in Japan, Asia, Latin America and other smaller territories. The Company manages portfolios across multiple asset classes on behalf of clients including insurance funds, pension schemes, public authorities and charities as well as private individuals through savings schemes, investment trusts and mutual funds.