FTSE AIM: the new index dedicated to SMEsJul 02 2013 -
FTSE AIM Italia: the new index dedicated to SMEs
- First FTSE index dedicated to SMEs listed on AIM Italia – MAC
- Index includes all companies listed on the market
- First benchmarking tools for companies listed on AIM Italia
- Reflects growing investor interest for access to this maturing market
Borsa Italiana is delighted to confirm the launch of ‘FTSE AIM Italia’, a new index dedicated to SMEs listed on AIM Italia – MAC.
The launch of the index confirms the growing investor interest in SMEs and reflects the next stage in the development of the market. The index will include the 24 companies currently listed on the market including the five new admissions so far in 2013. Companies on AIM Italia will join the index on the second day of unconditional trading.
Barbara Lunghi, Head of SMEs of Borsa Italiana said:
“Borsa Italiana has worked with the important SME sector to help them gain access to equity financing in order to help them achieve expansion and growth. AIM Italia is a market dedicated to Italian SMEs, meeting the needs of both companies and investors. The launch of the new FTSE AIM Italia index reflects the growing maturity of his market, offering investors a set of benchmarking tools for companies listed on the market.”
Luca Filippa, Managing Director, Southern Europe of FTSE said:
“We are delighted to announce the launch of FTSE AIM Italia, a new index dedicated to the growing SME market from Borsa Italiana. The continued interest in the market and the number of new admissions has allowed us to create an index, which will include all companies currently listed on the market. Companies contribution to the index is based on their absolute market capitalization."
Having conducted back tests prior to launch, it is interesting to note that in the first half of 2013, FTSE AIM Italia index would have outperformed the FTSE Italia Small Cap by 11.3 per cent.”
FTSE AIM Italia is a transparent, rules-based index developed and managed in accordance to FTSE’s world class standard of index design.
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Notes to editors
About Borsa Italiana:
Borsa Italiana S.p.A. is one of Europe’s largest and most established stock exchanges with more than 330 companies listed across its markets. The Italian Exchange operates markets trading in Italian equities, bonds and derivatives. Markets include the MIV and STAR segments as well as IDEM, MOT, ETFPlus and AIM Italia Mercato Alternativo del Capitale for small cap companies. Since October 2007 Borsa Italiana has been part of the international diversified exchange business, London Stock Exchange Group.