Investments of institutional investors; foreign investments 1980 - 2014

Investments of institutional investors; foreign investments 1980 - 2014

Institutional investors Periods Total foreign investments (mld euro)
Total institutional investors 2014 1st quarter* 1,052.9
Pension funds 2014 1st quarter* 445.9
Insurance corporations 2014 1st quarter* 191.9
Investment funds 2014 1st quarter* 415.1
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.