The Numis Smaller Companies Index is the most widely used UK smaller companies benchmark. It was created by Professor Elroy Dimson and Professor Paul Marsh of London Business School, who have been instrumental in promoting a global understanding of the smaller companies effect that traces the long term outperformance of smaller companies. In recent years Numis has extended its range of indices to include the Numis UK Mid Cap index and the Numis Alternative Markets index. The Numis indices are compiled by Paul Marsh and Scott Evans at London Business School.

The Numis Smaller Companies Index was first published in 1987, with a back-history dating from 1955. Distributed by Numis since 2012, the primary index has 696 constituents that comprise the bottom 10% of the UK main listed market by value. Over 1955-2019, the Numis Smaller Companies Index ex Investment Companies total return beat the FTSE All-Share by 3.3% pa.. 



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Daily Index Closing Values for Friday, Oct 22, 2021

Capital Gains (%) Returns (%)
Change Since Change Since
Investment
companies
Index Value Prev day Start year Index Value Prev day Start year
NSCI Including 8700.34 0.0 14.8 25839.56 0.0 17.2
Extended NSCI Including 8372.17 0.0 14.8 24713.23 0.0 17.2
NSC plus AIM Including 6836.96 -0.1 15.1 19086.58 -0.1 17.2
NSC 1000 Including 8510.06 -0.2 17.2 20724.39 -0.2 20.1
Numis Mid Cap Including 8625.26 0.0 11.5 26029.03 0.1 13.6
Numis Lge Cap Including 4276.82 0.2 10.5 16779.75 0.2 14.2
Numis Alt.Mkt Including 1506.06 -0.5 7.5 2852.46 -0.5 8.5
Numis All Shr Including 5049.34 0.1 10.9 18513.88 0.1 14.1
NSC Sub£1bn Including 2017.20 -0.2 17.1 2547.82 -0.2 19.3
NSCI Excluding 9431.13 -0.0 18.7 27948.05 -0.0 20.9
Extended NSCI Excluding 9040.69 -0.0 18.7 26591.40 -0.0 20.9
NSC plus AIM Excluding 7099.02 -0.2 17.5 19449.23 -0.2 19.3
NSC 1000 Excluding 11511.69 -0.3 24.6 26298.84 -0.3 26.7
Numis Mid Cap Excluding 8570.91 -0.0 13.3 26600.26 -0.0 15.5
Numis Lge Cap Excluding 4239.19 0.2 10.5 16681.11 0.2 14.1
Numis Alt.Mkt Excluding 1582.80 -0.5 7.1 2965.63 -0.5 8.0
Numis All Shr Excluding 4934.43 0.1 11.0 18316.96 0.1 14.3
NSC Sub£1bn Excluding 2045.34 -0.2 20.3 2520.83 -0.2 22.0
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