National Welfare Fund (Russia)

AAA

DEFINITION of 'National Welfare Fund (Russia)'

One of two parts of the Russian sovereign wealth fund, the other being the Reserve Fund. The National Welfare Fund invests its funds abroad to counteract inflation in the Russian ruble. Combined, the Reserve Fund and National Welfare Fund make up one of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the country.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'National Welfare Fund (Russia)'

The National Welfare Fund originated from the Stabilization Fund of the Russian Federation, which was established to help balance the Russian government's fiscal budget. In 2008, the fund was split into a Reserve Fund and the National Welfare Fund. The Reserve Fund is invested in conservative foreign investments and is used as a stabilization fund to balance the federal budget. The National Welfare Fund is invested more aggressively.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Andrei Shleifer

    A Harvard University financial and behavioral economist and winner ...
  2. Kazakhstan National Fund

    The Kazakhstan National Fund is a sovereign wealth fund for the ...
  3. Sovereign Credit Rating

    The credit rating of a country or sovereign entity. Sovereign ...
  4. Central Bank

    The entity responsible for overseeing the monetary system for ...
  5. Monetary Policy

    The actions of a central bank, currency board or other regulatory ...
  6. Reserve Currency

    A foreign currency held by central banks and other major financial ...
Related Articles
  1. Sovereign Wealth Funds - Friend Or Foe?
    Investing Basics

    Sovereign Wealth Funds - Friend Or Foe?

  2. Institutional Investors And Fundamentals: ...
    Fundamental Analysis

    Institutional Investors And Fundamentals: ...

  3. An Introduction To Sovereign Wealth ...
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    An Introduction To Sovereign Wealth ...

  4. Keeping An Eye On The Activities Of ...
    Options & Futures

    Keeping An Eye On The Activities Of ...

comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. Days Sales Of Inventory - DSI

    A financial measure of a company's performance that gives investors an idea of how long it takes a company to turn its inventory ...
  2. Accounts Payable - AP

    An accounting entry that represents an entity's obligation to pay off a short-term debt to its creditors. The accounts payable ...
  3. Ratio Analysis

    Quantitative analysis of information contained in a company’s financial statements. Ratio analysis is based on line items ...
  4. Days Payable Outstanding - DPO

    A company's average payable period. Calculated as: ending accounts payable / (cost of sales/number of days).
  5. Net Sales

    The amount of sales generated by a company after the deduction of returns, allowances for damaged or missing goods and any ...
  6. Over The Counter

    A security traded in some context other than on a formal exchange such as the NYSE, TSX, AMEX, etc. The phrase "over-the-counter" ...
Trading Center