November 23, 2022

FTSE 250 Index: A leading measure of the UK economy’s health

The FTSE 250 Index is the preferred benchmark for portfolio managers seeking to gain exposure to UK mid-cap stocks. As it enters its fourth decade, we take a look at the rich indexing history that it has inherited and built upon.

We also showcase how the FTSE 250 is a key member of a modular, comprehensive set of benchmarks tracking the mid-cap segment of one of the world’s largest and most liquid stock markets. In addition, we highlight the distinct, domestic focus of the index by comparing it with the FTSE 100 Index of UK large-cap stocks.

Happy anniversary FTSE 250!