The reporting period for this release covers Quarter 2 (Apr to Jun) 2016 and therefore only includes data for a short period after the EU referendum.
Net investment of £6 billion was reported by insurance companies, pension funds and trusts in Quarter 2 2016. The 5-year quarterly average for this series is net investment of £8 billion.
The net investment of £13 billion in UK government sterling securities in Quarter 2 2016 was the largest since records began in 1986. This was mainly caused by net investment by self-administered pensions funds (£16 billion).
Investment choices of financial institutions based on financial transactions (investments and disinvestments), including balance sheet data for short-term assets and liabilities, and income and expenditure data.
Contributions to private (non-state) pensions. Private pensions considered are: occupational schemes for private sector and public sector employees; and personal pensions, including group personal and stakeholder pensions.