Friday 26 January 2018

UK: the ownership of quoted company shares

Somewhat belatedly I note that the Office for National Statistics has published updated analysis on the ownership of UK quoted company shares: see here. The report notes that at the end of 2016, 53.9% of shares (in terms of value) were held by investors outside of the UK. Twenty years ago this figure was 30.7%. The following chart indicates the other ownership categories and is taken directly from the ONS report.

The "rest of the world" category is comprised as follows:

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