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:
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 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.