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Net investment by UK financial institutions

£ 36,093 million

2017 Q2

Release date:
21 September 2017

Next release:
14 December 2017
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MQ5: Investment by insurance companies, pension funds and trusts: April to June 2017

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  • Net investment of £36 billion was reported by insurance companies, pension funds and trusts in Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2017; the five-year quarterly average for this series is net investment of £6 billion; this is the second consecutive quarter of net investment, following record net disinvestment during 2016 (provisional estimate).
  • The Quarter 2 2017 estimate of net investment by unit trusts and property unit trusts (£22 billion) was the largest since the start of this series in 1987; this was mainly due to net investment in overseas securities (£13 billion).
  • In Quarter 2 2017, the estimate of net investment by self-administered pension funds (£19 billion) was the largest since the start of this series in 1983; this was mainly due to net investment in other assets (£11 billion).
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