Friday, September 15, 2006
Pension (asset) pooling
Dpn has an excellent story about pension asset pooling which looks into how to achieve pooling efficiency gains without going all the way to a pan-European pension fund (i.e. pension pooling). Based on the results of Deloitte & Touche's 2005 Pension Pooling Survey for Multinationals, the article addresses different approaches to asset pooling as well as available vehicles and issues, such as fiscal transparency and the complexities of Double Taxation Treaties. Finally, it looks at case studies with Shell, Unilever & Suez-Tractabel. Good stuff!