The public's financial assets portfolio in the second quarter of 2021

  • In the second quarter of 2021, the balance of the public’s financial assets portfolio increased by approximately NIS 200 billion, to about NIS 4.7 trillion (an annual growth rate of 17.5 percent).
  • The increase in the second quarter was mainly due to increases in the balance of equities in Israel (10.5 percent), cash and deposits (3.7 percent), and investments abroad (3.5 percent).
  • The balance of the asset portfolio managed by institutional investors increased in the second quarter by approximately NIS 93 billion (4.4 percent), to about NIS 2.22 trillion at the end of the quarter.
  • Institutional investors’ rate of exposure to foreign assets increased by about 0.8 percentage points during the quarter, while their exposure to foreign currency decreased by about 0.6 percentage points.
  • The value of the portfolio managed by mutual funds in Israel increased by about NIS 22 billion (6.2 percent) in the second quarter, to about NIS 373 billion.