Important Announcement

The board of Directors of F&C US Smaller Companies PLC ("US Smaller") has appointed Jupiter Asset Management Limited as investment manager to the Company with effect from Friday, 21 February 2014. The registered office of US Smaller will change to 1 Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7JJ and their new website will be www.jupiteronline.com.

F&C Savings Schemes

As a result of these changes, any applications to buy US Smaller shares within the F&C saving schemes can no longer be accepted and applicants will be contacted to select an alternative from the other investment choices that are available. We have written to all existing customers that hold US Smaller shares within an F&C saving schemes outlining the options available. Our guide to Investment Trusts provides a useful summary of the award-winning range of trusts available in the F&C Savings Plans.

Alternatively, you can find more information about our range of investment trusts on our website

You can use the appropriate form below to provide us an alternative investment instruction or change a direct debit, or alternatively send us a letter signed by all account holders. If you have any queries, you can contact us on 0845 600 6166 or email us at investor.enquiries@fandc.com

For Junior ISAs

For Child Trust Funds

 

The value of shares and the income from them is not guaranteed and can fall as well as rise due to stock market movements. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. When you sell your shares, you might get back less than you originally invested. If markets fall, gearing can magnify the negative impact on performance. Changes in rates of exchange may have an adverse effect on the value, price or income of investments. Emerging Markets, Unquoted Companies and Smaller companies carry a higher degree of risk and their value can be more sensitive to market movement; their shares may be less liquid and performance may be more volatile. The fund may invest in hedge funds or private equity funds which are not normally available to individual investors, exposing the fund to the performance, liquidity and valuation issues of these funds. Such funds typically have high minimum investment levels and may restrict or suspend redemptions or repayment to investors. The asset value of these shares and its prospects may be more difficult to assess.

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