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Capital investments 3rd quarter 2020

Insurance companies’ capital investments have increased

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden and Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority 2020-11-30 9.30

In the third quarter of 2020, the market value of insurance companies’ investment assets rose to SEK 5 489 billion. This can be compared with SEK 5 269 billion at the end of the previous quarter, and SEK 5 223 billion in the third quarter of 2019. Net investments in this industry amounted to SEK 7 billion in the quarter.

Strong development in shares and participations

The market value of insurance companies’ holdings in shares and participations increased by SEK 248 billion in the third quarter from SEK 3 301 billion to SEK 3 549 billion. Insurance companies’ total net investments amounted to SEK 52 billion in shares and participations, of which foreign shares accounted for SEK 21 billion and investment funds accounted for SEK 22 billion.

Development was primarily driven by Swedish quoted shares. The market value of interest-bearing products noted little change in the third quarter, both for non-life and life insurance companies.

The rising market value of insurance companies’ capital investments was reflected in both the non-life and the life insurance sector. The distribution between non-life and life insurance companies is presented below.

Non-life and life insurance, value of managed assets. SEK billions
  Non-life insurance Life insurance
  Quarter 2 Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 1
Market value 586 567 4 903 4 702
Net transactions 10 ‑8 2 13

Insurance companies’ investment assets
Swedish insurance companies, capital investments

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Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority

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