National Social Security Fund (China)


DEFINITION of 'National Social Security Fund (China)'

A government-controlled investment fund established primarily to provide a reserve of funds for China's social security system. The fund is managed by the National Council for Social Security Fund. According to the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute, the National Social Security Fund has approximately $146.5 billion in assets.

BREAKING DOWN 'National Social Security Fund (China)'

Although the National Social Security Fund is an independent entity distinct from the Chinese government, the National Council for Social Security Fund that manages it is a ministerial-level government institution. These funds are set aside to support social security payments through periods when population trends draw the fund down by a greater amount than the contributions it receives.

  1. Pension Fund

    A fund established by an employer to facilitate and organize ...
  2. Pension Shortfall

    A situation in which a company offering employees a defined benefit ...
  3. Central Bank

    The entity responsible for overseeing the monetary system for ...
  4. Actuarial Analysis

    The examination of risk by a highly educated and certified professional ...
  5. Sovereign Wealth Fund - SWF

    Pools of money derived from a country's reserves, which are set ...
  6. Defined-Benefit Plan

    An employer-sponsored retirement plan where employee benefits ...
Related Articles
  1. Investing Basics

    Sovereign Wealth Funds - Friend Or Foe?

    With $5.86 trillion in assets as of September 2013, SWFs have a great deal of clout in financial markets. But as the majority of SWFs are located in the Middle East and Asia, whether these largely ...
  2. Fundamental Analysis

    Institutional Investors And Fundamentals: What's The Link?

    Big-money sponsorship might make a company look good, but it's not always a reliable gauge of stock quality.
  3. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    An Introduction To Sovereign Wealth Funds

    Countries use sovereign wealth funds to stabilize their economies, but these investments can lack transparency.
  4. Options & Futures

    Keeping An Eye On The Activities Of Insiders And Institutions

    These transactions reveal much about a stock. We go over what to consider and where to find it.
  5. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    The Pros And Cons Of Institutional Ownership

    These big players can both create and destroy value for shareholders.
  6. Investing

    In Search of the Rate-Proof Portfolio

    After October’s better-than-expected employment report, a December Federal Reserve (Fed) liftoff is looking more likely than it was earlier this fall.
  7. Investing

    Time to Bring Active Back into a Portfolio?

    While stocks have rallied since the economic recovery in 2009, many active portfolio managers have struggled to deliver investor returns in excess.
  8. Retirement

    Two Heads Are Better Than One With Your Finances

    We discuss the advantages of seeking professional help when it comes to managing our retirement account.
  9. Professionals

    A Day in the Life of a Hedge Fund Manager

    Learn what a typical early morning to late evening workday for a hedge fund manager consists of and looks like from beginning to end.
  10. Economics

    Surpassing the World's Toughest Border: China's Great Firewall

    Learn how Baidu and CloudFlare's agreement to work together has tackled China's digital firewall, and how the partnership improves Internet access in China.
  1. Is China a developed country?

    Despite having the world's second-largest economy and third-largest military, China is still, as of 2015, not classified ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. How do mutual funds work in India?

    Mutual funds in India work in much the same way as mutual funds in the United States. Like their American counterparts, Indian ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Do mutual funds have CUSIP numbers?

    The Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures (CUSIP) number is a standardized identification system used ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. Does mutual fund manager tenure matter?

    Mutual fund investors have numerous items to consider when selecting a fund, including investment style, sector focus, operating ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. Why do financial advisors dislike target-date funds?

    Financial advisors dislike target-date funds because these funds tend to charge high fees and have limited histories. It ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. What licenses does a hedge fund manager need to have?

    A hedge fund manager does not necessarily need any specific license to operate a fund, but depending on the type of investments ... Read Full Answer >>

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Bar Chart

    A style of chart used by some technical analysts, on which, as illustrated below, the top of the vertical line indicates ...
  2. Bullish Engulfing Pattern

    A chart pattern that forms when a small black candlestick is followed by a large white candlestick that completely eclipses ...
  3. Cyber Monday

    An expression used in online retailing to describe the Monday following U.S. Thanksgiving weekend. Cyber Monday is generally ...
  4. Take A Bath

    A slang term referring to the situation of an investor who has experienced a large loss from an investment or speculative ...
Trading Center