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arrangement or method a plan, arrangement, or way of working

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  • Asset Protection Schemes

    Key Concepts

    An asset protection scheme (APS) is a state-backed insurance scheme designed to protect banks that are exposed to significant levels of non-performing loans. The government generally charges a fee for the cover that it is providing. The idea is based upon the premise that an institution saddled

  • Pension Schemes: A Unique and Unintended Basket of Risks on the Balance Sheet

    Best Practice

    The problem is particularly acute for defined benefit schemes—occupational schemes where the pension benefits are fixed in advance and are often calculated as a proportion of an employee’s final salary. Many include provision for dependents such as widows, and can even be indexed to inflation. These proved to be enormously popular in the aftermath of the Second World War, when many companies saw them as an effective way to defer compensation for workers to future years
    By Amarendra Swarup

  • Yet Another Nail in the Final Salary Scheme Coffin


    leads teams advising on transactions and pensions strategy as part of overall reward reviews. He has helped many clients deal with transitions from defined benefits to defined contribution schemes, including leading negotiations with public-sector unions and employees. Tony has also led employee
    By Tony Clare

  • The Importance of Defined-Benefit Occupational Pension Schemes in Selected OECD Countries

    White Papers

    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
    By Frank Eich


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

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