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Net investment by UK financial institutions

£ 11,619 million

2017 Q1

Release date:
22 June 2017

Next release:
21 September 2017
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MQ5: Investment by insurance companies, pension funds and trusts: Jan to Mar 2017

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  • Net investment of £12 billion was reported by insurance companies, pension funds and trusts in Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2017; this follows two consecutive quarters of net disinvestment, the 5-year quarterly average for this series is net investment of £6 billion.
  • Quarter 1 2017 saw the largest net investment (£20 billion) in short-term assets since this series began in 1983; this was mainly caused by net investment by unit trusts and property unit trusts (£7 billion) and long-term insurance companies (£7 billion).
  • In Quarter 1 2017, the net disinvestment (£16 billion) in UK corporate securities was the largest since this series began in 1987; this was predominantly due to net disinvestment in UK ordinary shares (£15 billion).
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