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Contact
  Dataset contact e-mail Statistical Information Request form
 Contact person Statistical Information Request form
European Central Bank
 Address European Central Bank
DG Statistics/Monetary & Financial Statistics
60640 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
 
Data
  Dataset description This dataset presents statistics on the assets and liabilities of pension funds (PFs) which belong to the sector “pension funds (PFs)” in the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010). These statistics replace the non-harmonised euro area pension funds statistics that have been published by the ECB in the context of euro area insurance corporations and pension funds (ICPF) and data are available as of Q1 2016. The new pension funds statistics differ from the previously published statistics in terms of completeness and level of detail - a direct comparison of the new and old statistics is therefore not always possible. The previously published ICPF statistics are also available in the Statistical Data Warehouse for the reference periods Q1 2008 to Q2 2016.
  Short presentation of data items These statistics refer to the assets and liabilities of euro area pension funds (PFs) and the data currently cover end-of-quarter outstanding amounts and selected financial transactions. More granular data will be added later in 2017.
  Types of data source The statistical requirements for pension funds (PFs) statistics are laid down in the Guideline of 4 April 2014 on monetary and financial statistics (ECB/2014/15) (as amended by Guideline ECB/2015/44), which defines the statistical standards on the type of information on PFs’ assets and liabilities that have to be compiled by the national central banks for the PF sector. These in turn report national aggregates to the ECB.
  Reference period These statistics are available as of reference period Q1 2016 and replace the non-harmonised euro area pension funds statistics which have been published by the ECB in the context of euro area insurance corporations and pension funds (ICPF). ICPF data, including PFs data, are available for the reference periods Q1 2008 to Q2 2016.
  Periodicity Quarterly data
  Timeliness Publication approximately 12 weeks following the reference period.
  Update frequency Quarterly
  Catalog Download the series catalogue (complete list of series) of the dataset PFB (Public) (including the metadata): Excel 2013 or the earlier Excel versions.
 
Access by the public
  Electronic ECB website (http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/financial_corporations/pension_funds/html/index.en.html)
 
Methodology
  Concepts and Definitions New statistical requirements were included in the Guideline of 4 April 2014 on monetary and financial statistics (ECB/2014/15) (See https://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/legal/pdf/oj_jol_2014_340_r_0001_en_txt.pdf), which was amended by Guideline ECB/2015/44 (Seehttp://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2016.086.01.0042.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2016:086:TOC). The new reporting scheme defined for PFs in the Guideline is aligned with the new ESA 2010 requirements and sets out the procedures to be followed by NCBs when reporting pension funds statistics to the ECB.
  Scope / Coverage of the data Balance sheet items of euro area pension funds.
  Geographic coverage Euro area
  Sector coverage Pension funds belonging to the sector “pension funds (PFs)" in the ESA 2010.
  Transactions coverage Transactions are calculated on the basis of outstanding amounts (stocks) corrected for the effects of reclassifications and revaluations.
  Adjustments Neither seasonally nor working-day adjusted.
  Aggregation Data are aggregated across individual PFs in each Member State by NCBs or national statistical institutes to derive contributions to the euro area aggregated balance sheet of the pension funds sector.

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