Annual performance of FTSE 100 index 1995-2019

The Financial times Stock Exchange 100 index (FTSE 100) is a share index of the 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with the highest market capitalization. The Index, which began in January 1984 with the base level of 1000, reached 7346.53 at closing of 2019.

2019 high falls short of 2018

In 2019, the FTSE 100 index, informally known as the ‘Footsie’ saw the index reach a yearly high of approximately 7.7 thousand. 2018 saw the FTSE 100 index reach a record height in May of 7877.45.

The rise of Female directors in FTSE 100 companies

in 2019, the number of female directors in FTSE 100 companies reached 292, accounting for approximately 32 percent of all directors. Although this is still a way off equal representation at this level, it has more than doubled since 2012. In terms of women holding CEO positions, only seven percent of FTSE 100 companies had female held CEO positions as of June 2018.

Development of the FTSE 100 index from 1995 to 2019

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Release date

2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

1995 to 2019

Special properties

year-end closing values.

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