Effective duration

Definition:

The duration calculated using the approximate duration formula for a bond with an embedded option, reflecting the expected change in the cash flow caused by the option. Measures the responsiveness of a bond's price - taking into account that expected cash flows will change as interest rates change due to the embedded option.

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Noninsured plans

Defined benefit pension plans that are not guaranteed by life insurance products. Related: Insured plans.

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