The BOT report said that as of February, the total value of private debentures in Thailand stood at Bt3.6 trillion. “Around 30.2 per cent of debentures, worth Bt1.08 trillion, were held by the general public through direct investment,” said the report. “Around 40.5 per cent, worth Bt1.46 trillion, were held through indirect investment, such as mutual funds, cooperatives, provident fund, retirement fund for civil servants and social security fund.”
This means the majority of debentures — 70.7 per cent — worth Bt2.54 trillion were held by individual investors.
Life insurance companies hold the second largest portion of debentures, accounting for 15.7 per cent, worth Bt560 billion, followed by financial institutions and commercial banks, who hold 7.6 per cent of debentures worth Bt270 billion, while companies and juristic persons hold 4 per cent of debentures worth Bt140 billion.
Foreign investors hold only 0.2 per cent of domestic debentures worth Bt7.2 billion.