Ownership of UK Quoted Shares

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The Ownership of UK Quoted Shares report gives the results of a survey of the ownership of ordinary shares in quoted companies in the United Kingdom.

Printed previously as Share Ownership Survey.

Ownership of UK Quoted Shares 2016

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5 December 2017
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2016
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This statistical bulletin provides estimates of holdings of ordinary shares in UK domiciled quoted companies by sector of beneficial ownership. The beneficial owner is the underlying owner; the person or body who receives the benefits of holding the shares, for example, income through dividends. Companies included are all of those that are listed on the London Stock Exchange and are domiciled in the UK; that is, their country of incorporation is the UK. It should be considered that all companies domiciled overseas have been excluded from the analysis in this bulletin.

Main points
  • At the end of 2016, shares in quoted UK domiciled companies (that is, their country of incorporation is the UK) were worth a total of 2.04 trillion.
  • The rest of the world sector saw its proportion increase again to set yet another high, holding 53.9% of the value of the UK stock market at the end of 2016.
  • UK individuals broadly maintained their proportion of UK quoted shares at 12.3% of quoted UK shares, down by 0.1 percentage points from 2014 but still an increase from the historic low of 10.6% in 2012.
  • UK Unit trusts returned to 2012 levels with a 9.5% portion of the market, equalling the previous high in 2012
  • Other financial institutions based in the UK increased their proportion to an estimated 8.1%, up 1.0 percentage point compared with 2014 and a further increase of 1.5 percentage points from the 2012 mark.
  • Insurance companies held an estimated 4.9% share of the market, falling by 1 percentage point from the 2014 estimate.
 


Ownership of quoted shares for UK domiciled companies, 2014

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4 September 2015
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2014
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This statistical bulletin provides estimates of holdings of ordinary shares in UK domiciled, quoted companies by sector of beneficial ownership. The beneficial owner is the underlying owner; the person or body who receives the benefits of holding the shares, for example income through dividends

Companies included are those which are listed on the London Stock Exchange and are domiciled in the United Kingdom; that is, their country of incorporation is the UK. At the end of 2014, shares in quoted UK domiciled companies were valued at a total of £1.7 trillion.

The broad make-up of share ownership remained the same at the end of 2014 as it was in 2012, with rest of the world investors holding significantly more shares (in terms of value) than any other sector

This bulletin incorporates revisions to the 2012 data originally published in September 2013 


Ownership of UK Quoted Shares 2012

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9781909620346
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10 October 2013
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2012
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46 pages
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The Ownership of UK Quoted Shares Bulletin provides estimates of ordinary shares holdings in quoted companies in the UK by sector of beneficial ownership (the beneficial owner is the underlying owner, the person or body who receives the benefits of holding the shares, for example income through dividends. See Annex A for a more detailed discussion).

At the end of 2012, the UK stock market was valued at £1,756.3 billion.

Rest of the world investors continue to hold significantly more shares (in terms of value) than any other sector, with the gap between rest of the world ownership and the next highest (individuals) widening in 2012. Rest of the world ownership stood at an estimated 53.2% of the value of the UK stock market at the end of 2012, up from 30.7% in 1998 and 43.4% in 2010.

UK individuals owned an estimated 10.7% by value at the end of 2012, picking up slightly from the record low in 2010 and halting the downward trend seen in recent years.

Unit trusts held an estimated 9.6% by value at the end of 2012, continuing the strong growth seen in recent years

Other financial institutions held an estimated 6.6% by value at the end of 2012, significantly down on the levels in 2010, following strong growth in earlier years.

Insurance companies held an estimated 6.2% by value at the end of 2012, continuing the fall seen in recent years.

Pension funds held an estimated 4.7% by value at the end of 2012, down from 5.6% in 2010, and significantly lower than the levels seen in recent years.

Shares are increasingly held in multiple-ownership pooled accounts, where the beneficial owner is unknown. These accounted for an estimated 59.4% of the total holdings by value at the end of 2012, up from 44.9% at the end of 2010. Multiple ownership pooled accounts have been allocated to sectors using further analysis of share registers, updating the analysis conducted for the 2010 results.

This Bulletin incorporates some revisions to the 2010 data published in February 2012. 


Ownership of UK Quoted Shares 2010

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9781905262564
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Publication Date
March 2012
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2010
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Share Ownership Survey 2008

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9780230278691
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Publication Date
February 2010
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2008
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Paperback

 



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