Investment assets held abroad by entities resident in Malta reach €103.8 billion
Provisional estimates for portfolio investment assets held abroad by entities resident in Malta registered a total of €103.8 billion at the end of 2015, the NSO said yesterday.
Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey: 2015
The Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (CPIS) is an annual exercise carried out by a number of countries following the methodology established by the International Monetary Fund. The CPIS measures the market value of total security assets held abroad by entities resident in a country, in this case Malta. The data, shown by instrument, is further broken down by country where the financial assets are invested.
The amount of total securities as at the end of 2015 stood at €103.8 billion, an increase of €3.3 billion when compared to year ending 2014.
More than 76% of total securities were contributed by equity securities, amounting to €79.2 billion. In 2015, equity securities increased by €7.1 billion over the position at the end of 2014.
Total debt securities, mainly long-term securities, stood at €24.3 billion at the end of 2015, registering a decrease of €3.9 billion over the position at the end of 2014.
In terms of geographical allocation of securities, Turkey remains the main contributor for portfolio investment assets, mainly due to long-term debt securities.