NETHERLANDS - Watson Wyatt is to buy its long term partner in the Netherlands, Watson Wyatt Brans & Co. The two have worked in partnership since 1999, when the Netherlands office of Watson Wyatt merged with Dutch firm Brans & Co.
Watson Wyatt Brans & Co currently has 180 associates in five offices - Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Nieuwegein, Pumerend and Rotterdam. Its 2006 revenues were approximately US$37m. Watson Wyatt CEO John Haley...
US/NETHERLANDS - CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has completed the acquisition of ING Real Estate Investment Management (ING REIM) Europe, marking the final stage of CBRE's absorption of ING's real estate business.
NETHERLANDS - ABN Amro predicts half of Dutch company pension funds will shift assets to insured schemes.
NETHERLANDS - Dropping interest rates knocked the coverage ratio for Pensioenfonds Zorg & Welzijn (PFZW) down to 91% and Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP's down to 90%.
NETHERLANDS - Dutch pension fund Stichting Pensioenfonds SABIC Innovative Plastics has appointed State Street Corporation to provide custody and other services for its €700m ($970m) in assets.
NETHERLANDS/US - Dutch pension fund APG and the US pension fund manager TIAA-CREF have joined forces to invest in five US shopping malls valued at $1.5bn.