Bond lifeline for Dutch funds

Pension funds

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Moves are afoot in the Dutch market to help pension funds alleviate solvency pressures caused by the malaise in the stock markets, by allowing them to tap the bond markets. Forecasts suggest that a whopping €18 billion of bonds could flood into the debt capital markets, providing a source of much-needed funding for the pension fund community.

Dutch investment house ING Investment Management, which is in final talks with seven schemes in the Netherlands, is urging funds to tap the debt capital mar

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