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Eureko expanding in Netherlands

Eureko, the European insurance and financial services group which includes Friends Provident, has expanded its network of life offices across Europe. Dutch-based Eureko member Achmea has merged with Dutch asset manager PVF Pensioenen. Eureko aims to boost its presence in Holland on the back of the merger. Eureko is the seventh-biggest insurance group in Europe and spans 14 countries.

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