Where do insurance corporations invest and how much?
Lithuania’s financial accounts for Q2 2021
The Bank of Lithuania published financial accounts data for Q2 2021 (see Financial accounts statistics).
At the end of Q2 2021, the financial assets of insurance corporations1 amounted to €2,685.3 million, thus increasing 7 times since 2003.
Insurance corporations invest mainly in equity instruments and investment fund shares as well as debt securities. At the end of Q2 2021, these investments amounted to €1,187.5 million and €1,175.2 million respectively. These investments have grown 24 times and 5 times respectively since the end of 2003.
The structure of the financial assets of insurance corporations has shifted over the years. The share of debt securities in the financial assets contracted from 61% at the end of 2003 to 44% at the end of Q2 2021. By contrast, the share of investments in equity instruments and investment fund shares has increased: they accounted for as little as 13% of the total financial assets in 2003 and 41% at the end of Q2 2021.
Detailed Q2 2021 data on financial assets and liabilities of insurance corporations as well as other sectors is available on the Bank of Lithuania website (under Financial accounts statistics, Debt indicators of institutional sectors and Financial assets and liabilities of households).
We would like to inform that the Bank of Lithuania took over the responsibility for the compilation and dissemination of the annual financial accounts statistics from Statistics Lithuania. For more information, please see the information notice. Financial accounts annual data for 1995–2020 are published on the Bank of Lithuania website in the section Financial assets and liabilities of the Lithuanian economy under Statistics in brief.
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1Including branches of foreign insurance undertakings registered in Lithuania.