Dutch pension funds invest 14 per cent in the Netherlands

Dutch pension funds invest 14 per cent in the Netherlands

Dutch pension funds invest over 14% of total pension assets domestically, a survey by De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) shows.

At end-March, €134.9 billion of total assets worth almost €960 billion was invested in the Netherlands, of which €12.7 billion in Dutch mortgages and €1 billion in small and medium-sized enterprises (SME).

These figures are important pointers for the broad debate currently going on about the role of pension funds in lending to enterprises and households in the Netherlands. Supervisory authority DNB exerts no direct influence over pension funds’ choices regarding the object or location of their investments. These matters are for the pension funds to decide, within regulatory constraints.

DNB primarily seeks to ensure that investments are in the interest of pension fund members and that investment risks are adequately controlled. Nor is any distinction made between investments in the Netherlands and those abroad where regulatory solvency requirements for pension funds are concerned.

source: dnb.nl

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