Institutions stick with AIM

Institutional investors hold a larger share in AIM than they did a year ago, despite rapidly falling valuations.


Institutional investors hold a larger share in AIM than they did a year ago, despite rapidly falling valuations.

Institutional investors hold a larger share in AIM than they did last year, despite rapidly falling valuations.

Some 50 per cent of AIM’s value is in institutional hands, an increase from last year’s 46 per cent. The institutions’ shareholdings are worth £39 billion, as compared to £55.2 billion last year, a reflection of ‘the most arduous stock market conditions seen for decades’, according to a report from GrowthBusiness sister title Growth Company Investor.

BlackRock is the leading institutional investor on AIM by investment value and by number of investments. It holds shares worth £1.5 billion in 162 AIM-quoted companies.

It is followed by Invesco, which controls £970 million, and Artemis with £704 million.

F&C Group, Barclays and AXA are the three most active institutional investors in companies worth less than £5 million, with investments in 23, 22 and 19 such ventures respectively.

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Marc Barber

Raven Connelly

Marc was editor of GrowthBusiness from 2006 to 2010. He specialised in writing about entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital, mid-market M&A, small caps and high-growth businesses.

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