Financial Education

Empowering future generations 

Why Financial Education?

Financial education plays a key role in the success of our future generations, therefore F&C Investment Trust has set out to help young people build knowledge and confidence around the topics of money, saving and investing.

What we do

We’ve partnered with Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation, a cultural education charity that gives young people across the UK the confidence to succeed in life, to produce lively and engaging financial education material for children during this time at home.

Find out more about Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation.

Watch our video to find out more about the F&C Investment Trust financial education roadshow, university competition and lecture.

Equipping young people for their future - F&C Investment Trust

Our Learning Material

Our material is centered around Shakespeare’s works; helping to make financial education material more accessible to children. 

Our Initiatives

Financial education roadshow

F&C Investment Trust began a roadshow in 2018, touring primary schools in the UK. The programme was created with Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation and was designed to help children develop a better understanding of how money works. Lessons covered a range of topics, including saving, the value of money, and how money grows over time. So far, we have:

  • Visited 11 schools across the UK
  • Connected with over 2,000 primary school children.

The F&C Investment Trust prize

Innovative thought and financial education go hand-in-hand. Therefore, as part of our commitment to financial education, we launched the F&C Investment Trust Prize in 2018 in partnership with City of Glasgow College. To encourage students to think about their financial futures, students were challenged to come up with a creative response as to where they saw the future of saving and investing.

  • The 2018 winning entry from Heather Ramsey explored the future growth and the concept of the ‘companion industry’ as an emerging market. Watch Heather’s entry.
  • The 2020 competition has closed. To see the finalists and the winning entry, visit fcitprize.com

F&C Investment Trust lecture series

The F&C Investment Trust lecture series was launched in 2018 to mark our 150th anniversary. The inaugural event, ‘Investing Past, Present and future‘, featured Professor Yuval Harari, Paul Niven and Dr Eliza Filby, as they looked at the history of investing, future of mankind, and the next generation of investors. ‘The future: it’s our responsibility’ was the focus for 2020, and guest speakers included Alastair Fothergill and Dr Hannah Fry.