Investments of institutional investors; foreign investments 1980 - 2014

Investments of institutional investors; foreign investments 1980 - 2014

Institutional investors Periods Total foreign investments (mld euro) Direct property (mld euro) Shares and other equity (mld euro) Bonds, short-term sec. other than shares (mld euro) Long-term loans including mortgage loans (mld euro) Other investments (mld euro)
Total institutional investors 2013 2nd quarter* 986.7 13.3 496.1 452.4 7.3 17.5
Total institutional investors 2013 3rd quarter* 999.5 13.5 506.1 456.0 7.7 16.2
Total institutional investors 2013 4th quarter* 1,014.6 15.2 517.4 458.2 7.0 16.8
Total institutional investors 2014 1st quarter* 1,052.9 15.2 537.7 475.7 7.9 16.5
Pension funds 2013 2nd quarter* 419.0 0.2 208.7 197.9 2.2 10.1
Pension funds 2013 3rd quarter* 421.6 0.2 210.5 199.4 2.2 9.3
Pension funds 2013 4th quarter* 430.0 0.2 216.0 201.6 1.8 10.3
Pension funds 2014 1st quarter* 445.9 0.2 221.1 213.7 1.7 9.1
Insurance corporations 2013 2nd quarter* 202.2 1.7 66.1 129.3 1.4 3.7
Insurance corporations 2013 3rd quarter* 194.1 1.7 68.1 119.2 1.4 3.7
Insurance corporations 2013 4th quarter* 189.2 1.7 66.6 116.2 1.1 3.5
Insurance corporations 2014 1st quarter* 191.9 1.7 66.2 118.8 1.2 4.0
Investment funds 2013 2nd quarter* 365.5 11.4 221.3 125.2 3.8 3.8
Investment funds 2013 3rd quarter* 383.8 11.6 227.5 137.4 4.1 3.2
Investment funds 2013 4th quarter* 395.4 13.3 234.8 140.4 4.1 2.9
Investment funds 2014 1st quarter* 415.1 13.3 250.3 143.2 5.0 3.4
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table covers foreign investments of institutional investors. Foreign investments get regularly attention because of the relation with the Dutch economy. Proposals have been made to invest a greater part of the pension funds in the Dutch economy, for instance by taking over mortgage loans from banks or invest in infrastructure.
This table describes the magnitude as well as the composition of foreign investments from 1980 onwards. It enables the conclusion that the growth of foreign investments of institutional investors consists mainly of foreign shares and bonds.

Data available from:
Yearly figures from 1980 to 2013, quarterly figures from 2005 to 2014.

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are up to 2010 definitive, figures for 2011 are revised provisional figures and figures for 2012, 2013 and the first quarter of 2014 are provisional. Because this table is discontinued, figures will not be updated anymore.

Changes as of 17 October 2014:
None, this table is discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable anymore.
This table is replaced by table Investments of institutional investors; foreign investments. See paragraph 3.

Description topics

Total foreign investments
The division in dutch and foreign is based on the residency of the borrowing party according article 1 of the Wet financiële betrekkingen buitenland (Stb 1980, 321). For direct property foreign investments relate to the location of the property.
Direct property
Direct property consists of residential buildings, offices and shops, rural estates (land, grounds, farms, nature reserves, building lands), other domestic direct property (parking lots, factory buildings, holiday parks).
Shares and other equity
These financial assets represent property rights to corporations.
Bonds, short-term sec. other than shares
Bonds and short-term securities other than shares.
Bonds: Securities other than shares with a maturity of at least 1 year. Bonds with a fixed interest rate are more common, but floating rate notes and zero-coupon bonds do occur. Short-term securities other than shares: Securities other than shares with a maturity of 1 year at the most. Some examples are: Dutch treasury certificates, certificates of deposit, commercial paper.
Long-term loans including mortgage loans
Loans with a maturity of at least 1 year including mortgage loans.
Mortgage loans are loans secured by property.
Other investments
Short-term loans, deposits and currency and transferable deposits.
Short-term loans are loans with a maturity of 1 year at the most. Some examples are: overnight loans, advance loans, current accounts. Short-term assets on monetary financial institutions (institutions that receive currency and deposits, and because of that are decisive for the magnitude of money) are classified as deposits, not as loans. Deposits: non-transferable deposits with monetary financial institutions. These deposits cannot be used to make payments. Currency and transferable deposits: Currency (notes and coins) and transferable deposits with monetary financial institutions.