Transactions of particular groups of institutions (sectors) within the UK economy, showing how the income from production is distributed and redistributed and how savings are used to add wealth through investment in physical or financial assets.
Net investment of £1 billion was reported by insurance companies, pension funds and trusts in Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2018; in terms of context, the five-year quarterly average for this series is net investment of £9 billion.
The net disinvestment by long-term insurance companies in Quarter 1 2018 (£17 billion) was the largest since the start of this series in 1963, this was caused mainly by net disinvestment in overseas ordinary shares (£12 billion) and UK ordinary shares (£10 billion).
Long-term insurance companies reported a record level of claims (£65 billion) in Quarter 1 2018.
Quarterly transactions associated with changes of ownership of the UK's foreign financial assets and liabilities, including direct, portfolio and other investment, sector analysis and government reserve assets.
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.