F&C to adopt BMO Global Asset Management name


F&C Investments' sales and distribution businesses are to rebrand as BMO Global Asset Management, as the fund house becomes more closely integrated with its parent firm.

The change will mean F&C formally becomes the European centre of BMO Global Asset Management as of this July, according to details seen by PA's sister title Investment Week. Rebranding will be confined to F&C's sales and distribution businesses. The group's funds will keep the name first used in 1972, when F&C Asset Management was created to run the Foreign & Colonial investment trust. The Foreign & Colonial trust's own history extends back to 1868, and it too will retain its current branding, according to a document now removed from the firm's website. "As we make the change, our ...

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