FTSE 250
Performance of the FTSE 250 index between October 1992 and May 2024
Foundation12 October 1992
OperatorFTSE Russell
ExchangesLondon Stock Exchange
Trading symbolMCX
Constituents250 (May 2024)
Market cap£324 billion (May 2024)
Weighting methodCapitalisation-weighted
Related indices
Websiteofficial website

The FTSE 250 Index, also called the FTSE 250, or, informally, the "Footsie 250" /ˈfʊtsi/, is a stock market index that measures the real strength of the economy of the United Kingdom[1] and consists of the 101st to the 350th mid-cap blue chip companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.[2]

The index consists of 38 sectors, four of which have a market cap exceeding £25 billion as at 31 May 2024. These are collective investments, investment banking & investment services, hotels and entertainment services and residential and commercial REIT, which together account for approximately 51% of the index's market cap.[3] At the same date there were three companies with a market cap exceeding £5 billion: Carnival, Endeavour Mining, and Hargreaves Lansdown, which together account for approximately 7% of the market cap.[3]

Each calendar quarter, the FTSE 250's constituents are reviewed and some companies will either exit or enter the index, resulting in irregular trading volume and price changes as market participants rebalance their portfolios.[4]

Related indices are the FTSE 100 Index (which lists the largest 100 companies), the FTSE 350 Index (which combines the FTSE 100 and 250), the FTSE SmallCap Index and the FTSE All-Share Index (an aggregation of the FTSE 100 Index, the FTSE 250 Index and the FTSE SmallCap Index).

Record values

The index began on 12 October 1992 at the base level of 2,403, and a market capitalisation of £98 billion. The highest closing value of 24,250.80 was reached on 1 September 2021.[5]

Annual changes

The following table lists the annual changes in the FTSE 250 index.[6][7]

Year Price only return
1994 −7.64%
1995 14.84%
1996 11.67%
1997 6.62%
1998 1.40%
1999 32.75%
2000 1.59%
2001 −9.29%
2002 −27.27%
2003 34.40%
2004 19.49%
2005 26.78%
2006 27.10%
2007 −4.65%
2008 −40.32%
2009 46.3%
2010 24.2%
2011 −12.6%
2012 22.5%
2013 28.8%
2014 0.9%
2015 8.4%
2016 3.7%
2017 14.7%
2018 −15.6%
2019 25.0%
2020 −6.2%
2021 14.6%
2022 −19.7%
2023 4.4%

Whilst the FTSE 250 had no retail products prior to its 1992 inception date, in the 1990's the index returns were back-calculated to 1986.[8] Indicative values as follows

Year Price only Total return
1986 28.7% 33.4%
1987 8.6% 13.3%
1988 10.2% 15.4%
1989 21.6% 26.7%
1990 −20.1% −15.8%
1991 11.9% 17.4%
1992 21.1% 26.3%
1993 32.4% 37.5%
1994 −7.6% −4.4%
1995 14.8% 19.1%
1996 11.7% 15.7%
1997 6.6% 10.6%
1998 1.4% 4.0%
1999 32.8% 36.4%
2000 1.6% 3.9%
2001 −9.3% −6.8%
2002 −27.3% −24.8%
2003 34.3% 38.6%
2004 19.6% 22.9%
2005 26.8% 30.3%
2006 27.1% 30.2%
2007 −4.7% −2.8%
2008 −40.3% −37.5%
2009 46.3% 50.0%
2010 24.2% 26.9%
2011 −12.6% −9.9%
2012 22.5% 25.5%
2013 28.8% 31.7%
2014 0.9% 3.7%
2015 8.4% 11.2%
2016 3.7% 6.5%
2017 14.7% 17.7%
2018 −15.6% −12.7%
2019 25.0% 28.7%
2020 −6.4% −4.2%
2021 14.6% 16.8%
2022 −19.7% −17.1%
2023 4.6% 8.0%


The following table lists the FTSE 250 companies after the changes on 24 June 2024.[9]

Company Ticker FTSE Industry Classification Benchmark sector[10]
3i Infrastructure 3IN Financial Services
4imprint FOUR Media
Abrdn ABDN Financial Services
abrdn Private Equity Opportunities Trust APEO Investment Trusts
Alfa Financial Software ALFA Software and Computer Services
Alliance Trust ATST Investment Trusts
Allianz Technology Trust ATT Investment Trusts
Alpha Group International ALPH Financial Services
AO World AO Retail
Apax Global Alpha APAX Financial Services
Ascential ASCL Media
Ashmore Group ASHM Financial Services
Asia Dragon Trust DGN Investment Trusts
Assura AGR Real Estate Investment Trusts
Aston Martin Lagonda AML Automobiles & Parts
Auction Technology Group ATG Software & Computer Services
AVI Global Trust AGT Investment Trusts
Babcock International BAB Support Services
Baillie Gifford Japan Trust BGFD Investment Trusts
Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust USA Investment Trusts
Bakkavör BAKK Food & Tobacco
Balanced Commercial Property Trust BCPT Investment Trusts
Balfour Beatty BBY Construction & Materials
Baltic Classifieds BCG Consumer Digital Services
Bankers Investment Trust BNKR Investment Trusts
Bank of Georgia BGEO Banking Services
A.G. Barr BAG Beverages
BBGI BBGI Financial Services
AJ Bell AJB Financial Services
Bellevue Healthcare Trust BBH Investment Trusts
Bellway BWY Home Construction
BH Macro BHMG Hedge Funds
Big Yellow Group BYG Real Estate Investment Trusts
BlackRock Greater Europe Investment Trust BRGE Investment Trusts
BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust BRSC Equity Investments
BlackRock Throgmorton Trust THRG Equity Investments
BlackRock World Mining Trust BRWM Investment Trusts
Bluefield Solar Income Fund BSIF Investment Trusts
Bodycote BOY Industrial Engineering
Breedon Group BREE Construction & Materials
Bridgepoint Group BPT Financial Services
British Land BLND Real estate
Britvic BVIC Beverages
Brunner Investment Trust BUT Investment Trusts
Bytes Technology Group BYIT Aerospace & Defence
C&C Group CCR Food & Tobacco
Caledonia Investments CLDN Investment Trusts
Capital Gearing Trust CGT Investment Trusts
Carnival Corporation & plc CCL Travel & Leisure
Centamin CEY Mining
Chemring Group CHG Aerospace & Defence
City of London Investment Trust CTY Investment Trusts
Clarkson CKN Industrial Transportation
Close Brothers Group CBG Banks
CMC Markets CMCX Financial Services
Coats Group COA Consumer Staples
Computacenter CCC Software & Computer Services
Cranswick CWK Food Producers
Crest Nicholson CRST Home Construction
Currys CURY Retailers
Derwent London DLN Real Estate Investment Trusts
Direct Line DLG Nonlife Insurance
discoverIE DSCV Support Services
Diversified Energy DEC Oil & Gas Producers
Domino's Pizza DOM Travel & Leisure
Dowlais Group DWL Automobiles & Parts
Drax Group DRX Electricity
Dr. Martens DOCS Retailers
Dunelm Group DNLM Retailers
Edinburgh Investment Trust EDIN Investment Trusts
Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust EWI Investment Trusts
Elementis ELM Chemicals
Empiric Student Property ESP Real estate
Endeavour Mining EDV Mining
Energean ENOG Oil & Gas Producers
Essentra ESNT Support Services
European Opportunities Trust EOT Investment Trusts
European Smaller Companies Trust ESCT Investment Trusts
Fidelity China Special Situations FCSS Investment Trusts
Fidelity Emerging Markets FEML Investment Trusts
Fidelity European Trust FEV Investment Trusts
Fidelity Special Values FSV Investment Trusts
Finsbury Growth & Income Trust FGT Equity Investments
FirstGroup FGP Travel & Leisure
Foresight Group FSG Investment Banking and Brokerage Services
Foresight Solar Fund FSFL Collective Investments
Future FUTR Media
Games Workshop Group GAW Leisure Goods
GCP Infrastructure Investments GCP General Financial
Genuit Group GEN Construction & Materials
Genus GNS Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Global Smaller Companies Trust GSCT Investment Trusts
Grafton Group GFTU Support Services
Grainger GRI Real Estate Investment & Services
Great Portland Estates GPE Real Estate Investment Trusts
Greencoat UK Wind UKW Gas, Water & Multiutilities
Greencore GNC Food, Beverage and Tobacco
Greggs GRG Food & Drug Retailers
Hammerson HMSO Real Estate Investment Trusts
Harbour Energy HBR Oil & Gas Producers
HarbourVest Global Private Equity HVPE Equity Investments
Hays HAS Support Services
Helios Towers HTWS Telecomms
Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust HSL Investment Trusts
Herald Investment Trust HRI Investment Trusts
Hg Capital Trust HGT Investment Trusts
HICL Infrastructure Company HICL Investment Trusts
Hill & Smith HILS Industrial Engineering
Hilton Food Group HFG Food Producers
Hipgnosis Songs Fund SONG Media
Hiscox HSX Non-life Insurance
Hochschild Mining HOC Basic Resources
Hollywood Bowl Group BOWL Travel and leisure
Hunting HTG Oil, Gas and Coal
Ibstock IBST Construction & Materials
ICG Enterprise Trust ICGT Investment Trusts
IG Group Holdings IGG Financial Services
Impax Environmental Markets IEM Investment Trusts
Inchcape INCH Retailers
IntegraFin Holdings IHP Financial Services
International Distributions Services IDS Delivery Services
International Public Partnerships INPP Financial Services
Investec INVP Financial Services
IP Group IPO Financial Services
Ithaca Energy ITH Oil & Gas Producers
IWG IWG Support Services
JLEN Environmental Assets Group JLEN Investment Trusts
Johnson Matthey JMAT Chemicals
JPMorgan American Investment Trust JAM Investment Trusts
JPMorgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust JMG Investment Trusts
JPMorgan European Discovery JEDT Investment Trusts
JPMorgan Global Growth & Income JGGI Investment Trusts
JPMorgan Indian Investment Trust JII Investment Trusts
JPMorgan Japanese Investment Trust JFJ Investment Trusts
JTC JTC Financial Services
Jupiter Fund Management JUP Financial Services
Just Group JUST Life Insurance
Kainos KNOS Software & Computer Services
Keller Group KLR Construction & Materials
Kier Group KIE Construction & Materials
Lancashire Holdings LRE Nonlife Insurance
Law Debenture LWDB Investment Trusts
Man Group EMG Investment Trusts
Marshalls MSLH Construction & Materials
ME Group International MEGP Leisure Goods
Mercantile Investment Trust MRC Collective Investments
Merchants Trust MRCH Investment Trusts
Mitchells & Butlers MAB Travel & Leisure
Mitie MTO Support Services
Molten Ventures GROW Financial Services
Moneysupermarket.com Group MONY Media
Monks Investment Trust MNKS Investment Trusts
Moonpig MOON Retailers
Morgan Advanced Materials MGAM Electronic & Electrical Equipment
Morgan Sindall Group MGNS Construction & Materials
Murray Income Trust MUT Investment Trusts
Murray International Trust MYI Investment Trusts
NB Private Equity Partners NBPE Collective Investments
Network International NETW Support Services
NextEnergy Solar Fund NESF Collective Investments
Ninety One N91 Financial Services
North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust NAS Investment Trusts
Ocado Group OCDO Food & drug retailers
OneSavings Bank OSB Banks
Oxford Instruments OXIG Electronic & Electrical Equipment
Pacific Horizon Investment Trust PHI Investment Trusts
PageGroup PAGE Support Services
Pantheon International PIN Equity Investments
Paragon Banking Group PAG Financial Services
Patria Private Equity Trust PPET Financial Services
Pennon Group PNN Gas, Water & Multiutilities
Personal Assets Trust PNL Investment Trusts
Petershill Partners PHLL Investment Trusts
Pets at Home PETS Retailers
Playtech PTEC Software & Computer Services
Plus500 PLUS Financial Services
Polar Capital Technology Trust PCT Investment Trusts
PPHE Hotel Group PPH Travel and Leisure
Premier Foods PFD Food & Drug Retailers
Primary Health Properties PHP Real Estate Investment Trusts
PureTech Health PRTC Health Care Equipment & Services
PZ Cussons PZC Personal Goods
Qinetiq QQ Aerospace & Defence
Quilter QLT Financial Services
Rathbones RAT Financial Services
Redrow RDW Home Construction
Renewi RWI Utilities
Renishaw RSW Electronic & Electrical Equipment
RHI Magnesita RHIM Support Services
RIT Capital Partners RCP Investment Trusts
Rotork ROR Industrial Engineering
RS Group RS1 Industrials
Ruffer Investment Company RICA Investment Trusts
Safestore SAFE Real Estate Investment Trusts
Savills SVS Real Estate Investment & Services
Schroder AsiaPacific Fund SDP Investment Trusts
Schroder Oriental Income Fund SOI Financial Services
Scottish American Investment Company SAIN Investment Trusts
SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust SEIT Energy
Senior SNR Aerospace & Defence
Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund SEQI Financial Services
Serco SRP Support Services
Shaftesbury Capital SHC Real Estate Investment Trusts
Sirius Real Estate SRE Real Estate
Smithson Investment Trust SSON Investment Trusts
Softcat SCT Software & Computer Services
Spectris SXS Electronic & Electrical Equipment
Spire Healthcare SPI Health Care Equipment & Services
Spirent SPT Telecomms
SSP Group SSPG Retailers
SThree STEM Support Services
St. James's Place STJ Financial services
Supermarket Income REIT SUPR Real Estate Investment Trusts
Syncona SYNC Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Target Healthcare REIT THRL Real Estate Investment Trusts
Tate & Lyle TATE Food Producers
TBC Bank TBCG Banks
Telecom Plus TEP Telecomms
Temple Bar Investment Trust TMPL Collective Investments
Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust TEM Investment Trusts
The Renewables Infrastructure Group TRIG Investment Trusts
TI Fluid Systems TIFS Automobiles & Parts
TP ICAP TCAP Support Services
Trainline TRN Industrial Transportation
Travis Perkins TPK Support Services
Tritax Big Box REIT BBOX Real Estate Investment Trusts
Tritax EuroBox EBOX Investment Trusts
TR Property Investment Trust TRY Investment Trusts
Trustpilot TRST Technology
Twentyfour Income Fund TFIF Investment Trusts
Tyman TYMN Building Materials
Urban Logistics REIT SHED Real Estate Investment Trusts
Vesuvius VSVS General Industrials
Victrex VCT Chemicals
Vietnam Enterprise Investments VEIL General Financial
VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund VOF General Financial
Virgin Money UK VMUK Banks
Volution Group FAN Construction & Materials
W. A. G. Payment Solutions WPS Financial Services
Watches of Switzerland WOSG Personal Goods
Wetherspoon (J D) JDW Travel & Leisure
W H Smith SMWH Retailers
Witan Investment Trust WTAN Investment Trusts
Wizz Air WIZZ Travel & Leisure
Wood Group WG Oil & Gas Related Equipment and Services
Workspace Group WKP Real Estate Investment Trusts
Worldwide Healthcare Trust WWH Investment Trusts
XPS Pensions XPS Financial Services
Zigup ZIG Support Services

See also


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