Nestlé S.A. has set up a new, wholly-owned subsidiary to manage the Group’s pension fund assets, which amounted to some CHF 25 billion at the end of 2005. From 1 January 2007, Nestlé Capital Advisers, the new Swiss-based company, will have a strategic advisory role and be a one-stop-shop for any services required by Nestlé pension funds around the world. Nestlé Capital Advisers’ CEO will be Jean-Pierre Steiner, who will also continue as Nestlé’s corporate pension and risk director.
In addition, Nestlé Capital Advisers has established Nestlé Capital Management, an operational asset management arm based in London, fully authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Services Authority. Nestlé Capital Management will start operations from 1 January 2007, with 15 investment managers and a compliance officer.