Cash and Cash Equivalents  

in € millions12/31/201512/31/2014
Cash1,2091,095
Other securities < 3 months101234
1,3101,329

Cash and cash equivalents of €22 million (previous year: €16 million) were used as collateral for liabilities. As in the previous year, no cash and cash equivalents were pledged with restrictions on disposal as of the end of the reporting period. In order to reduce the counterparty risk, cash investments are made in some cases against the provision of collateral (triparty transactions). As in the previous year, no collateralized cash investments existed at the end of the reporting period.