LATER IN THIS WEEK’S IS­SUE OF SHARES

DON’T MISS OUR IN-DEPTH COV­ER­AGE OF THE FTSE 250

Shares - - MONEY MATTERS - BY THE SHARES TEAM

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.

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