Glossary: FTSE All-Share Index

Originally known as the FTSE Actuaries All Share Index, the FTSE All-Share Index is a stock market index that aims to capture 98% of the full value of the London Stock Exchange. This means it’s a more accurate reflection of the overall UK stock market. The FTSE All-Share is the aggregation of the FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and FTSE Small Cap Indices. (Below the FTSE 100 is the FTSE 250 comprising mid-capitalised companies not covered by the FTSE 100, and representing approximately 15% of UK market capitalisation. Added together, they make the FTSE 350. Next comes the FTSE SmallCap, which consists of companies outside of the FTSE 350 Index and represents approximately 2% of UK market capitalisation.)

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