Dutch pension funds were among the best performers in the OECD countries last year, according to a new report by the Paris-based organisation.
Pension fund assets in OECD countries booked an average negative return of -1.7% in 2011, but Dutch funds booked an increase of 8.2%.
Denmark was the best performer with 12.1% and Australia was third with 4.1%.
Dutch pension fund assets were equal to 138% of the GDP, the highest ratio among the OECD countries. On average, pension fund assets were 67.3%. Iceland had the second-highest ratio at 128.7%.