LATER IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE OF SHARES
DON’T MISS OUR IN-DEPTH COVERAGE OF THE FTSE 250
In a companion piece to last week’s FTSE 100 special, this week Shares investigates the FTSE 250 index, the authoritative measure of UK-quoted mid cap companies.
It could be described as Anteros to the FTSE 100’s Eros; the FTSE 250 is more obscure than its larger and more celebrated sibling index yet it has attracted investment right from its October 1992 launch. Perceived as the better barometer of the UK economy, FTSE 250 constituent revenues are more evenly split between overseas and domestic sources than its bigger brother yet 51% of revenues still come from aboard. Evidently, the FTSE 250 is not the UK pure-play index that many believe it to be.