F&C Global Smaller Companies PLC is an 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 across the world. The Company invests in publicly listed equities, including those on the Alternative Investment Market. Investment can also be made in other types of securities or assets, including collective investment funds. The portfolio consists of individual smaller company investments within the United States, the United Kingdom and European markets, and third party fund holdings targeting smaller companies in Japan, Asia, Latin America and other smaller territories. The Company invests in sectors, including financials, industrials and consumer goods. F&C Investment Business Limited (FCIB) is the investment manager of the Company.