9 Financial assets
|EUR million||31 Dec. 2014||31 Dec. 2013|
|Derivative financial instruments||11||10|
|Financial assets available for sale||160|
|Other securities and fixed-term deposits||237|
The derivative financial instruments serve to hedge interest rate, exchange rate and other price risks. Derivative financial instruments are described in detail under note 28. The available for sale financial instruments are Haniel’s current financial investments in investment funds and bonds. The line item other securities and fixed-term deposits contains commercial paper and instalment loans.