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Capital investments, 2nd quarter 2019

Market value of insurance companies’ capital investments is increasing

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden and Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority 2019-09-06 9.30

Insurance companies’ net purchases of investment assets amounted to SEK 17 billion in the second quarter of 2019. At the end of the period, total holdings in investment assets amounted to SEK 5 088 billion, compared with SEK 4 928 billion at the end of the previous quarter.

Strong market development in shares and participations

At the end of the second quarter, the market value of insurance companies’ holding in shares and participations amounted to SEK 3 163 billion, compared with SEK 3 033 billion in the previous quarter. Net investment in shares and participations amounted to SEK 27 billion during the second quarter. The increase in value on held instruments in these types of assets thus strongly contributed to the change in market value of the insurance companies’ total volume of financial investments during the quarter.

Transactions in the second quarter

In addition to the net investments in shares and participations presented above, net transactions in insurance companies’ capital investments during the quarter were characterised by the following types of assets:

  • money market instruments, net sales of SEK 13 billion during the quarter;
  • bonds: net purchases of SEK 15 billion; and
  • loans: net investments of SEK 13 billion.

Non-life and life insurance in the second quarter

The market value of life insurance companies’ capital investments amounted to SEK 4 511 billion at the end of the second quarter, compared with SEK 4 359 billion at the end of the previous quarter. Corresponding figures among non-life insurance companies amounted to SEK 577 billion and SEK 569 billion respectively.

Life insurance companies’ net investments in capital investments amounted to SEK 20 billion during the quarter, while non-life insurance companies made net sales of capital investments of SEK 3 billion during the quarter. Significant types of assets among non-life insurance companies’ net transactions during the quarter include bonds, which were net sold for SEK 7 billion during the quarter, and shares and participations, which were net sold for SEK 3 billion.

Insurance companies' total investment assets
Capital investments, 2nd quarter 2019

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