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Development of assets

By compiling investment statistics, we collect basic information about the amounts and allocation of earnings-related pension investments and about the yields on investments. Information on the development of earnings-related pension assets can be found both on this page and in our statistical database.

Time series graphs on earnings-related pension assets

We have compiled the following basic figure series from the most important data describing the development of pension assets, based on the data presented both on this page and in our statistical database. We update the basic figure series each quarter, based on the quarterly information on pension providers’ investment activities.

Development of assets by subject area

Once a year on this page, we publish a series of figures that show the development of assets by subject area over a longer period of time (since 1997 or 2000). The data in the figure series end with the most recent full calendar year and are updated annually in March, after the financial statements have been published.

In our statistical database, we publish data on earnings-related pension assets each quarter on the basis of the quarterly information on earnings-related pension insurers. The data in the database start from 2004. It is possible to process the data in the statistical database oneself, for example in Excel, and thus create the desired graphs from the data.

Figures included in the series of graphs can be borrowed for one’s own use. The source of the figures must always be mentioned.

Investment assets by pension institution group

The graphs describe the amount of investment assets, both in euros and as relative percentages of all investment assets, broken down by pension institutions:

  • pension insurance companies
  • company pension funds and industry-wide pension funds
  • the Seafarers’ Pension Fund (MEK) and the Farmers’ Social Insurance Institution (Mela)
  • public-sector pension providers

More detailed information on investment assets by groups of pension institutions can be found in our statistical database:

Investment assets by region

The graphs describe the amount of investment assets on the basis of their regional distribution, both in euros and as relative percentages of all investment assets. The geographical distribution is based on the following classification:

  • Finland
  • Other countries in the euro area
  • Countries outside the euro area

The series also include graphs of the distribution within each pension institution group.

In addition, the series include graphs of the geographical distribution for bond and equity investments.

More detailed information on investment assets by region can be found in our statistical database:

Investment assets by investment type

The graphs describe the distribution of investment assets among various investment types, both for the whole sector and by pension institution groups. The distributions are described both in euros and as relative percentages. The investment types used are as follows:

  • shares and equity funds
  • real estate and shares in real estate
  • bonds and convertible bonds
  • TyEL premium lending
  • investment loans
  • money market investments

For equity and bond investments, the distribution is also illustrated by using the division: Finland; the rest of the euro area; countries outside the euro area.

More detailed information on investment assets by investment type can be found in our statistical database:

Assets invested in Finland

The graphs describe the distribution of all pension insurers’ investments in Finland, broken down by investment type, both in euros and as relative percentages. Investment types have been broken down as follows:

  • shares and equity funds
  • real estate and shares in real estate
  • bonds and convertible bonds
  • TyEL premium lending
  • investment loans
  • money market investments.

More detailed information on assets invested in Finland can be found in our statistical database (choose as area only Finland):

Assets invested outside Finland

The graphs describe how the assets invested outside Finland fall into different investment categories, both in euros and as relative percentages. In addition to all pension insurers, the distributions are also given separately for the private sector and pension insurance companies. Investment types have been broken down as follows:

  • shares and equity funds
  • real estate and shares in real estate
  • bonds and convertible bonds
  • money market investments.

More detailed information on assets invested outside Finland can be found in our statistical database (choose as area “abroad in Euro area” and “abroad”):

Assets invested outside Finland, in the euro area

The graphs describe how the assets invested outside Finland, in the rest of the euro area, fall into different investment categories, both in euros and as relative percentages. In addition to all pension insurers, the distributions are also given separately for the private sector and pension insurance companies. Investment types have been broken down as follows:

  • shares and equity funds
  • real estate and shares in real estate
  • bonds and convertible bonds
  • money market investments

More detailed information on assets invested outside Finland, in the euro area can be found in our statistical database (choose as area “abroad in Euro area”):

The earnings-related pension assets in our statistics do not include any other receivables, liabilities or tangible assets entered into the balance sheets of pension providers. The earnings-related pension assets mentioned here refer to assets that can be invested.

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