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 Wednesday, Mar 3, 2021

Capital Gains (%) Returns (%)
Change Since Change Since
Investment
companies
Index Value Prev day Start year Index Value Prev day Start year
NSCI Including 8018.62 1.1 5.8 23392.86 1.1 6.1
Extended NSCI Including 7716.17 1.1 5.8 22373.18 1.1 6.1
NSC plus AIM Including 6272.36 0.9 5.6 17245.24 0.9 5.9
NSC 1000 Including 7828.70 0.5 7.9 18684.86 0.5 8.3
Numis Mid Cap Including 8114.12 1.3 4.9 24080.89 1.3 5.1
Numis Lge Cap Including 4003.09 0.9 3.5 15265.44 0.9 3.9
Numis Alt.Mkt Including 1442.45 0.0 3.0 2713.30 0.0 3.2
NSC Sub£1bn Including 1835.05 0.7 6.5 2282.35 0.7 6.8
NSCI Excluding 8659.97 1.8 9.0 25234.14 1.8 9.2
Extended NSCI Excluding 8301.46 1.8 9.0 24009.23 1.8 9.2
NSC plus AIM Excluding 6490.94 1.3 7.5 17545.98 1.3 7.6
NSC 1000 Excluding 10541.18 1.0 14.1 23724.68 1.0 14.3
Numis Mid Cap Excluding 8052.54 1.6 6.5 24563.69 1.6 6.6
Numis Lge Cap Excluding 3974.32 0.9 3.6 15194.77 0.9 4.0
Numis Alt.Mkt Excluding 1520.20 0.0 2.9 2829.81 0.0 3.1
NSC Sub£1bn Excluding 1849.86 1.0 8.8 2252.75 1.0 9.0
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