Investments of institutional investors; foreign investments 1980-2017


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 yearly figures from 1980 to 2017, quarterly figures from 2005 to 2017.

Status of the figures:
Figures up to 2015 are definitive, figures as from 2016 are provisional.
Because this table is discontinued, figures will not be updated anymore.

Changes as of 7 September 2018:
None, this table is discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable anymore.
The strategic alliance between Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) has led to a reallocation of tasks between the two institutions. Institutional investors is now part of the dominion of DNB. Publication of tables on institutional investors by the CBS is discontinued. DNB provides the OECD with figures for its statistic Institutional investors. See paragraph 3 for links to the websites of DNB and OECD.

Investments of institutional investors; foreign investments 1980-2017

Institutionalinvestors Periods Total foreign investments (mld euro) Direct property (mld euro) Equity, investment fund shares or units (mld euro) Debt securities (mld euro) Long-term loans (mld euro) Other investments (mld euro)
Total institutional investors 2017 1st quarter* 1,389.6 0.8 710.6 644.6 14.3 19.3
Total institutional investors 2017 2nd quarter* 1,382.4 0.8 698.6 649.0 14.2 19.7
Total institutional investors 2017 3rd quarter* 1,404.3 0.8 713.5 656.5 13.9 19.5
Total institutional investors 2017 4th quarter* 1,435.7 0.8 741.0 657.4 13.1 23.4
Pension funds 2017 1st quarter* 540.0 0.0 257.3 274.1 1.0 7.5
Pension funds 2017 2nd quarter* 538.1 0.0 250.8 279.8 0.9 6.5
Pension funds 2017 3rd quarter* 542.9 0.0 251.4 284.5 0.8 6.1
Pension funds 2017 4th quarter* 580.9 0.0 255.7 314.1 0.8 10.3
Insurance corporations 2017 1st quarter* 177.6 0.0 25.4 145.5 3.4 3.3
Insurance corporations 2017 2nd quarter* 176.5 0.0 25.9 142.4 3.4 4.8
Insurance corporations 2017 3rd quarter* 175.9 0.0 25.3 141.9 3.5 5.1
Insurance corporations 2017 4th quarter* 172.7 0.0 25.7 140.2 3.3 3.5
Non-MMF investment funds 2017 1st quarter* 672.1 0.7 427.9 225.0 9.9 8.5
Non-MMF investment funds 2017 2nd quarter* 667.8 0.7 421.9 226.9 9.9 8.4
Non-MMF investment funds 2017 3rd quarter* 685.5 0.7 436.7 230.2 9.5 8.3
Non-MMF investment funds 2017 4th quarter* 682.1 0.7 459.6 203.2 9.0 9.6
Source: CBS.
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