The 2016 Lithuanian Investment Index compiled by INVL Asset Management, one of the country’s leading asset management firms, reveals that investments last year in Lithuanian company shares, government bonds and real estate earned a positive return, while the return on deposits was nil. The return on the Lithuanian Investment Index last year was 6.7 per cent. Investments in stocks in the country stood out with a gain of 14.9 per cent. Meanwhile, the return on rental housing was 9.7 per cent, while long-term bonds returned 2 per cent – slightly more than the inflation rate of 0.7 per cent.
INVL Asset Management, a leading Lithuanian asset management company, had the biggest growth in client numbers due to people in the country who decided in 2016 to change their 2nd pillar pension accumulation fund companies, according to the “Review of Lithuania’s 2nd and 3rd Pillar Pension Funds and of the Market of Collective Investment Undertakings” published by the Bank of Lithuania.