• During the second quarter of 2017, the value of the public's financial assets portfolio increased by about NIS 28.5 billion (0.8 percent), to about NIS 3.5 trillion at the end of the quarter.
  • The increase in the portfolio value in the second quarter was mainly derived from an increase in the cash and deposits component, an increase in the balance of tradable corporate bonds, and an increase in the balance of investments in shares in Israel.  In contrast, there was a decrease in the balance of assets abroad, mainly due to the appreciation of the shekel during the quarter.
  • The value of the asset portfolio managed by institutional investors increased by about 2.2 percent (NIS 32.6 billion) in the second quarter of 2017, to about NIS 1.5 trillion. The increase was mainly a result of an increase in the cash and deposits, government bonds, shares in Israel and shares abroad components, and was partly offset by a decline in the value of bonds traded abroad.
  • In the second quarter of the year, there were net deposits in mutual funds totaling about NIS 5.8 billion, further to deposits in the first quarter of the year.​ 

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