NETHERLANDS – The total number of registered pension funds in Holland declined in 2000 to 986 from 1,014 in 1999, according to figures released in its annual report by the Dutch supervisory body Pensions & Verzekeringskamer (PVK).

The PVK says the major decline occurred among company pension schemes, which recorded a net decrease of 27 to 883 funds. These figures include 132 plans (112 in 1999) that have already decided to go into liquidation but which have not yet been fully wound up.

The figures include industry-wide schemes and company pension and savings funds and occupational schemes.