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Monday, July 6, 2009


According to the Financial Times Deutschland (in an article published July 6th, 2009), Michael Jackson's death and the rocketing increase in his album sales will benefit Dutch pensioners in a big way.

What's the connection?

"2.6 million Dutch teachers and civil servants are invested in the Dutch pension fund"

"APG Group, the asset management arm of the Netherlands’ largest pension fund, bought the rights for some 100,000 songs from global stars such as Michael Jackson, Madonna and Britney Spears early last year and subsequently founded Imagem, its own music rights company."

Commentary: Recession? What recession?