are deposits, similar to customer account balances, not recorded as revenues. However, the fees charged on insurance deposits are recorded as revenue within the gross written premiums and policy fees line item within the consolidated income statement. These deposits arise from investment contracts and insurance contracts that are accounted for under deposit accounting. They represent the pure savings part, which is invested.
Total investments in the consolidated balance sheets includes Group investments and investments for unit-linked products. Group investments are those for which the Group bears part or all of the investment risk. They also include investments related to investment policies with discretionary participation features. Average invested assets exclude cash collateral received for securities lending. The Group manages its diversified investments portfolio to optimize benefits for both shareholders and policyholders while ensuring compliance with local regulatory and business requirements under the guidance of our Asset/Liability Management and Investment Committee.
Investments for unit-linked products
include such investments where the policyholder bears the investment risk, and are held for liabilities related to unit-linked investment contracts and reserves for unit-linked insurance contracts. They are managed in accordance with the investment objectives of each unit-linked fund. The investment result for unit-linked products is passed to policyholders through a charge to policyholder dividends and participation in profits.