Cash balance pension plan

Definition:

A cash balance pension plan is a defined-benefit plan that is maintained on an individual account basis. The employer contributes to a participant's account with a set percentage of annual compensation plus interest charges. The company holds all ownership of profits and losses in the portfolio.

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Effective margin (EM)

Used with SAT performance measures, the amount equal to the net earned spread, or margin of income, on assets in excess of financing costs for a given interest rate and prepayment rate scenario.

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