Caterpillar Fonds de Prevoyance, Gosselies, Belgium, might increase its 30% bond allocation by five percentage points and consider investing in hedge funds. Officials at the 45 million euro ($56 million) pension plan will decide on the fixed-income increase after the plan's board meeting in September, said Alain Pireau, Caterpillar's Benelux tax manager. Funding would come from reducing its equity allocation, currently at 45%. Mercer Human Resource Consulting is assisting. Mr. Pireau said the plan is looking at hedge funds to better balance its portfolio, but would not elaborate.