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Definition of

non-contributory pension scheme


pension plan financed by employer a pension plan to which the employee makes no contribution in terms of premiums.

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  • How to Manage Pension Costs

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    Countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands, with traditionally larger private sector involvement in pension provision, face unique challenges due to the defined benefit (DB) nature of their pension schemes. In these countries, DB pensions are linked to the salary
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  • The Importance of Defined-Benefit Occupational Pension Schemes in Selected OECD Countries

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    This paper discusses the role which (funded) defined benefit private sector occupational pension schemes play in national pensions in a sub-group of OECD countries. The paper shows that in the majority of countries under consideration statutory (state) pension schemes are the main if not only source of income in retirement for most people, with occupational pensions only playing at most a minor role
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    Pension fund management requires the investment of assets to achieve the long-term provision of funding for retirement. The management of pension funds can be differentiated from mainstream asset management in that pension fund management typically adopts a much more conservative approach to risk to meet the needs of all pension stakeholders


Definitions of ’non-contributory pension scheme’ and meaning of ’non-contributory pension scheme’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’non-contributory pension scheme’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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