q 68 multinational companies participated, with headquarters located in US, Canada, Europe and Japan
q Worldwide pension assets of respondents totalled over $550bn, with an average of over $8bn.
q Average total assets of overseas pension plans of over $3bn, ie excluding ‘home’ country plans. On average overseas plans hold over 40% of total worldwide pension assets. This illustrates the importance placed by multinationals on the efficient management of overseas assets.
q Respondents were fairly evenly split between North America and Europe (UK and continental Europe) and in our experience are broadly representative of multinational companies with significant pension assets worldwide.