Net investment of £24 billion was reported by insurance companies, pension funds and trusts in Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2017; in terms of context, the five-year quarterly average for this series is net investment of £9 billion.
The net investment in overseas government securities in Quarter 4 2017 (£7 billion), was the largest since the start of this series in 1986.
In Quarter 4 2017, the net investment of £17 billion by these businesses in short-term assets was the largest since Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2007 (£19 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.
Using information from the national accounts, this article addresses 2 questions of interest for the UK economy: how much money is there in funded pensions and insurance and how has this picture changed over time?
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.