Inst. investors; investments excluding shares in investment funds 1998-2017

Inst. investors; investments excluding shares in investment funds 1998-2017

Periods Total investments Total institutional investors (mld euro) Total investments Pension funds (mld euro) Total investments Insurance corporations (mld euro) Total investments Non-MMF investment funds (mld euro) Shares in Dutch investment funds Total institutional investors (mld euro) Shares in Dutch investment funds Pension funds (mld euro) Shares in Dutch investment funds Insurance corporations (mld euro) Shares in Dutch investment funds Non-MMF investment funds (mld euro) Investments excl. shares in inv. funds (mld euro)
2016 1st quarter* 2,516.7 1,309.4 451.6 755.8 691.9 596.8 68.9 26.1 1,824.9
2016 2nd quarter* 2,607.9 1,352.2 465.0 790.7 721.5 624.4 70.4 26.6 1,886.4
2016 3rd quarter* 2,671.6 1,391.7 468.0 811.9 743.7 645.2 71.3 27.1 1,928.0
2016 4th quarter* 2,619.6 1,356.4 446.0 817.1 755.0 660.5 67.1 27.4 1,864.6
2016* 2,619.6 1,356.4 446.0 817.1 755.0 660.5 67.1 27.4 1,864.6
2017 1st quarter* 2,639.9 1,376.0 435.2 828.7 761.6 671.7 63.1 26.8 1,878.3
2017 2nd quarter* 2,644.6 1,375.8 431.7 837.2 766.9 667.8 63.7 35.5 1,877.8
2017 3rd quarter* 2,673.5 1,383.1 430.2 860.3 786.8 683.7 65.2 38.0 1,886.7
2017 4th quarter* 2,735.5 1,442.8 430.8 861.9 788.0 683.7 66.7 37.6 1,947.4
2017* 2,735.5 1,442.8 430.8 861.9 788.0 683.7 66.7 37.6 1,947.4
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table covers investments of institutional investors in Dutch investment fund shares. From 2009 on there is a spectacular growth as a consequence of the transformation by pension funds of their own investments into shares in investment funds that have been established by the pension funds themselves. This transformation leads to a double counting of these investments: with pension funds as investment fund shares and with investment funds as equity, debt securities and direct property. From 2013 on this type of transformation occurs also by insurance corporations. The double counting is avoided by excluding investments in Dutch investment fund shares.

Data available yearly figures from 1998 to 2017, quarterly figures from 2010 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.

Description topics

Total investments
Total institutional investors
Institutional investors are units that invest capital that is acquired as a result of their activities. These activities are mainly the insurance of pensions and offering private investors opportunities to invest in selected risk profiles. The population of institutional investors contains pension funds, insurance corporations and non-MMF investment funds. The money market funds are excluded from the investment funds.
Pension funds
Pension funds are principally engaged in financial intermediation as the consequence of the pooling of social risks and needs of the insured persons (social insurance). Pension funds as social insurance schemes provide income in retirement, and often benefits for death and disability.
Insurance corporations
Insurance corporations are principally engaged in financial intermediation as a consequence of the pooling of risks mainly in the form of direct insurance or reinsurance.
Non-MMF investment funds
Non-MMF investment funds consists of collective investment schemes which are principally engaged in issuing investment fund shares or units, and, on their own account, to make investments primarily in financial assets other than short-term financial assets and in non-financial assets (usually real estate). The money market funds are excluded from the investment funds.
Shares in Dutch investment funds
Shares in Dutch investment funds excluding money market funds.
Total institutional investors
: Institutional investors are units that invest capital that is acquired as a result of their activities. These activities are mainly the insurance of pensions and offering private investors opportunities to invest in selected risk profiles. The population of institutional investors contains pension funds, insurance corporations and non-MMF investment funds. The money market funds are excluded from the investment funds.
Pension funds
Pension funds are principally engaged in financial intermediation as the consequence of the pooling of social risks and needs of the insured persons (social insurance). Pension funds as social insurance schemes provide income in retirement, and often benefits for death and disability.
Insurance corporations
Insurance corporations are principally engaged in financial intermediation as a consequence of the pooling of risks mainly in the form of direct insurance or reinsurance.
Non-MMF investment funds
Non-MMF investment funds consists of collective investment schemes which are principally engaged in issuing investment fund shares or units, and, on their own account, to make investments primarily in financial assets other than short-term financial assets and in non-financial assets (usually real estate). The money market funds are excluded from the investment funds.
Investments excl. shares in inv. funds
Investments excluding shares in Dutch investment funds. Figures for total investments excluding shares in Dutch investment funds are shown for the total of institutional investors, this is not relevant for the specific groups of institutional investors.