By compiling investment statistics, we collect the basic information about the amounts and allocation of earnings-related pension investments and about the returns on investments. On this page, we have collected series of graphs describing this trend in earnings-related pension investments. The graphs are updated quarterly, in connection with the publication of the investment analysis.

Divided into themes, the series of graphs illustrate the development of the authorized pension providers’ investment assets. Time series are available for describing both short-term and longer-term trends.

  • The shorter time series start at 2004 or 2005. The observations apply to full calendar years with the exception of the current year, where the data presented describe the situation at the end of the latest quarter.
  • The long time series start at 1997, 1999 or 2000. Observations end at the latest full calendar year.

The graphs show both the situation in euros and the relative percentage.

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

The series of graphs have been compiled using the following division:

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 Seafarer’s Pension Fund (MEK) and the Farmers’ Social Insurance Institution (Mela)
  • public-sector pension providers

Assets by pension institution group 2004-2018pptx, 1 MB

Assets by the type of pension institution 2000-2017pdf, 30 kB

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.

Investment assets by region 2004-2018pptx, 7 MB

Investment assets by region 2000-2017pdf, 78 kB

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:

  • quoted shares, including equity funds
  • other equity investments
  • hedge funds
  • real estate and shares in real estate
  • bonds and convertible bonds
  • loans (long time series distinguish between investment loans and TyEL premium lending)
  • 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.

Investment assets by investment type 2004-2018pptx, 11 MB

Investment assets by investment type 1997-2017pdf, 112 kB

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:

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

Assets invested in Finland 2004-2018pptx, 1 MB

Assets invested in Finland 2000-2017pdf, 34 kB

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:

  • quoted shares, including equity funds
  • other equity investments
  • hedge funds
  • real estate and shares in real estate
  • bonds and convertible bonds
  • money market investments.

Assets invested outside Finland 2004-2018pptx, 3 MB

Assets invested outside Finland 2000-2017pdf, 63 kB

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:

  • quoted shares, including equity funds
  • other equity investments
  • real estate and shares in real estate
  • bonds and convertible bonds
  • money market investments

In the long time series, the division is slightly more concise: shares and equity funds; real estate and shares in real estate; bonds and convertible bonds; and money market investments.

Assets invested outside Finland, in the euro area 2004-2018pptx, 3 MB

Assets invested outside Finland, in the euro area 2000-2017pdf, 60 kB