National Social Security Fund (China)

AAA

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.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS '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.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Pension Fund

    A fund established by an employer to facilitate and organize ...
  2. Central Bank

    The entity responsible for overseeing the monetary system for ...
  3. Pension Shortfall

    A situation in which a company offering employees a defined benefit ...
  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. Economics

    What Is Happening To The BRIC Economies?

    Ten years ago, it was about the BRIC countries –Brazil, Russia, India, and China, and it was thought that capitalizing their resources would elevate them.
  7. Professionals

    Why Investors Need to Rebalance Their Portfolios

    The best way to explain why one should rebalance their portfolio is to show what could go wrong if one doesn't.
  8. Economics

    The Economic and Social Effects of Corruption

    Corruption results in inefficiencies in the operations of emerging economies, and prevents such economies from reaching the maximum level of development.
  9. Economics

    What's a Command Economy?

    A command economy is one where the government controls the economy, acting as the central planner, dictating production quotas and distribution levels, and setting prices. Such economies exist ...
  10. Economics

    Sanctions & Falling Oil Prices Hit Ruble Hard

    Russia, through its aggressive actions, has brought upon itself sanctions which, coupled with falling oil prices, have adversely impacted its economy.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Weather Insurance

    A type of protection against a financial loss that may be incurred because of rain, snow, storms, wind, fog, undesirable ...
  2. Portfolio Turnover

    A measure of how frequently assets within a fund are bought and sold by the managers. Portfolio turnover is calculated by ...
  3. Commercial Paper

    An unsecured, short-term debt instrument issued by a corporation, typically for the financing of accounts receivable, inventories ...
  4. Federal Funds Rate

    The interest rate at which a depository institution lends funds maintained at the Federal Reserve to another depository institution ...
  5. Fixed Asset

    A long-term tangible piece of property that a firm owns and uses in the production of its income and is not expected to be ...
  6. Break-Even Analysis

    An analysis to determine the point at which revenue received equals the costs associated with receiving the revenue. Break-even ...
Trading Center