F&C Global Smaller Companies PLC is a United Kingdom-based investment trust company. The Company's investment objective is to invest in smaller companies across the world in order to secure a high total return. The Company pursues its investment objective by investing in stocks in a range of industry sectors and geographic locations. The Company invests mainly in quoted equities, including those quoted on the Alternative Investment Market. It invests in other types of securities or assets, including collective funds. F&C Investment Business Limited (FCIB) is the investment manager of the Company.