Institutional investors; short-term and long-term investments 1950-2016


This table covers investments of institutional investors from 1950 onwards. It enables analyzing shifts over time in the investment portfolio of institutional investors. This is possible for the total of institutional investors, and for each of the three groups: pension funds, insurance corporations and investment funds.

Data available yearly figures from 1950 to 2016.

Status of the figures:
Figures up to 2015 are definitive, figures for 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.

Institutional investors; short-term and long-term investments 1950-2016

Institutional investors Periods Total investments (mln euro) Long-term investmentsTotal long-term investments (mln euro) Long-term investmentsRisk-bearing investmentsTotal risk-bearing investments (mln euro) Risk-bearing investmentsEquity and sharesListed shares (mln euro) Risk-bearing investmentsEquity and sharesInvestment fund shares or units (mln euro) Long-term investmentsInterest-bearing investmentsTotal interest-bearing investments (mln euro) Long-term investmentsInterest-bearing investmentsLong-term securities (mln euro) Short-term investmentsTotal short-term investments (mln euro)
Total institutional investors 1950 3,459 3,159 384 . . 2,775 1,252 300
Total institutional investors 1980 after break 116,683 114,175 24,191 7,560 884 89,984 9,544 2,508
Total institutional investors 2000 830,060 796,886 421,145 315,362 28,843 375,741 246,417 33,174
Total institutional investors 2010 1,629,792 1,539,780 931,085 286,963 546,385 608,695 497,901 90,012
Total institutional investors 2016* 2,619,558 2,520,033 1,548,095 493,386 944,132 971,938 778,583 99,525
Pension funds 1950 1,579 1,511 103 . . 1,408 665 68
Pension funds 1980 after break 74,036 72,957 9,523 2,146 456 63,435 5,487 1,078
Pension funds 2000 461,752 453,428 245,842 200,054 16,818 207,586 157,792 8,325
Pension funds 2010 777,440 742,778 537,191 80,892 421,555 205,587 173,804 34,662
Pension funds 2016* 1,356,449 1,331,373 936,938 160,201 739,119 394,435 336,445 25,076
Insurance corporations 1950 1,789 1,561 195 . . 1,366 587 227
Insurance corporations 1980 after break 35,956 34,957 9,562 1,915 422 25,396 3,000 999
Insurance corporations 2000 266,268 246,507 94,019 64,619 10,179 152,488 77,961 19,761
Insurance corporations 2010 365,236 336,793 105,466 21,420 58,516 231,327 168,720 28,443
Insurance corporations 2016* 445,993 415,435 119,479 11,856 83,885 295,956 197,014 30,558
Non-MMF investment funds 1950 91 87 86 85 0 1 1 5
Non-MMF investment funds 1980 after break 6,691 6,260 5,106 3,498 5 1,154 1,057 431
Non-MMF investment funds 2000 102,040 96,952 81,284 50,689 1,846 15,668 10,665 5,088
Non-MMF investment funds 2010 487,116 460,209 288,428 184,651 66,314 171,781 155,377 26,907
Non-MMF investment funds 2016* 817,116 773,225 491,678 321,329 121,128 281,547 245,124 43,891
Source: CBS.
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