Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The value of design.

Design Index

01.08.2005

The share prices of companies which invest in design performed up to three times better than the FTSE 100 Index over nearly two years in the run-up to December 2004.

This new research updates the Design Council's ground-breaking Design Index report, which showed that the share prices of a group of more than 150 quoted companies recognised as effective users of design out-performed the stock market by 200 per cent between 1994 and 2003. The new edition of the report is now available for downloading.

The study has charted the performance of companies grouped together for their consistent showing in design award schemes. It has discovered that a Design Index of 63 companies and a further Emerging Index have held their lead over the stock market as a whole during bull and bear markets as well as during the recovery period which began in 2003. Since then, the Design Index has grown by 43 per cent and the Emerging Index has risen by 74.3 per cent, compared to 26.2 per cent growth for the FTSE 100 Index.

In addition to a performance commentary, graphs, information on research and tracking methods and a list of companies in each design index, the new edition of the report features an analysis of retail and banking sector performance and also looks at reasons for the design indices' out-performance.

Both editions can be downloaded in pdf form using the links on below.

Design Index Report 2005

Impact of Design on Stock Market Performance February 2004

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