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Release: MQ5: Investment by Insurance Companies, Pension Funds and Trusts, Q2 2011

Released: 04 October 2011 Next edition: 21 December 2011

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Categories: Economy, National Accounts, UK Sector Accounts, Pension funding

Frequency of release: Quarterly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK and GB

Survey name(s): Quarterly Survey of Insurance Companies: Long-term Business Income and Expenditure, Quarterly Survey of Insurance Companies: Long-term Business Transactions and Balances, Quarterly Survey of Insurance Companies: General Business Income and Expenditure, Quarterly Survey of Insurance Companies: General Business Transactions and Balances, Quarterly Survey of Pension Funds: Income and Expenditure, Quarterly Survey of Pension Funds: Transactions and Balances, Investment Trusts Quarterly Return of Transactions, Unit Trusts Quarterly Return of Transactions, Property Unit Trusts Quarterly Return of Transactions, Annual Survey of Insurance Companies: Long Term Business Balance Sheet, Annual Survey of Insurance Companies: Long Term Business Income and Expenditure, Annual Survey of Insurance Companies: General Business Balance Sheet, Annual Survey of Insurance Companies: General Business Income and Expenditure, Annual Survey into Pension Funds: Balance Sheet, Investment Trusts Annual Return of Liabilities and Assets and Overseas Income and Interest Paid, Unit Trusts Annual Return of Liabilities and Assets, Property Unit Trusts Annual Return of Liabilities and Assets

  • Net investment was £15.6 billion in the second quarter, close to the average level of the preceding three quarters.

  • Most of this net investment was accounted for by the unit and property unit trust sectors and by general insurance.

  • There was investment in most asset groups in the second quarter, though there was continued disinvestment of UK corporate securities.

Contains quarterly net investment data arising from financial transactions (investments) made by insurance companies, self-administered pension funds, investment trusts, unit trusts and property unit trusts. Quarterly balance sheet data for short-term assets and liabilities are also reported. Income and expenditure data are provided for insurance companies (quarterly and annual) and self-administered pension funds (quarterly). In addition, annual balance sheet data are reported for all sectors.
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