Thursday, August 24, 2006

Netherlands as pensions location? [NL]

According to a story in IPE, the three main Dutch pensions associations have called on political parties to position the Netherlands as the country of choice for European pension funds. Here is the position paper in Dutch.

This statement is important for two reasons. 1) In the Dutch self-perception, the regulatory framework is insufficient at this point to qualify as a country of choice, as opposed to Ireland, Luxemburg - and probably Liechtenstein, we might add. 2) The most important players in the most important continental pensions market recognise the importance of that status, and, implicitely, of the market.

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