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FTSE 100 – changes in 2011

FTSE 100 Return in 2011

FTSE 100 Return in 2011 (Bloomberg UKX TRAX) - click to enlarge

The FTSE 100 index declined just over 5% in 2011, starting the year at 5899.94 and finishing at 5572.82.

However FTSE 100 performance is not just based on the 102 shares that made up the index on 01 Jan 2011. There was several changes of the FTSE100 membership in 2011:

In summary, we have shares entering and leaving the FTSE 100 due to natural growth or decline, new listings of large companies displacing others, and one company (Autonomy Corporation) leaving due to a takeover.

The FTSE UK Index Reviews are available online http://www.ftse.com/Indices/UK_Indices/Index_Reviews.jsp along with the changes related to specific companies http://www.ftse.com/Indices/UK_Indices/Index_Changes.jsp.

You can identify FTSE 100 index changes from the lists of members/constituents at different times using Thomson One Banker ,  Datastream or Bloomberg – see previous post Historical Index constituents for details.

FAQ update – Where can I find constituent lists for the FTSE UK indices?

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