The public's financial assets portfolio in the second quarter of 2020
§ During the quarter, the public’s holdings increased in all components of the portfolio. In particular, there was a notable increase in the balance of investments abroad, as a result of price increases in equity markets abroad.
§ As a result of developments during the quarter, there were increases in the share of foreign assets and in the share of foreign-currency assets out of the total portfolio.
§ The balance of the asset portfolio managed by institutional investors increased in the second quarter by approximately NIS 108 billion (6.1 percent), to about NIS 1.88 trillion.
§ Institutional investors’ rate of exposure to foreign assets, as well as their exposure to foreign currency, increased by about 2.4 percentage points.
§ The value of the asset portfolio managed by mutual funds in Israel increased by about NIS 20.5 billion (7.6 percent) in the second quarter of 2020.