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Overview of defined benefit type corporate pension (as of the end of March, 2015)

26 May, 2015

The overview of corporate pension (Defined Benefit type) on the trust bank industry, the life insurance industry and Zenkyoren (the National Mutual Insurance Federation of Agriculture) as of the end of March, 2015 (tentative) has been compiled below.

[ Summary ]

  • 1.
    Among the number of defined benefit type corporate pension, trustee institutes undertook 444 employees' pension funds and 13,884 defined benefit pension plans.
  • 2.
    Asset balance of defined benefit type corporate pension was 89.75 trillion yen with an increase of 5.20 trillion yen (up 6.2% y/y).

    Of the total, employees' pension fund was 31.28 trillion yen (up 1.2% y/y), and defined benefit pension plan was 58.46 trillion yen (up 9.0% y/y).

    By industry, 73.40 trillion yen (81.8% of the total) are from the trust bank industry, 15.91 trillion yen (17.7%) are from the life insurance industry and 0.42 trillion yen (0.5%) from Zenkyoren.
  • 3.
    Of the total participants in defined benefit type corporate pension, 3.63 million are in the employees' pension funds, and 7.82 million in defined benefit pension plans. Although some people participate in more than one plan/fund at the same time, the total number of participants amounted to 11.45 million. One-third of the private sector employees are estimated to be in corporate pension plans on the ground that there are 35.27 million employees' pension insurance participants as of the end of March 2014.
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Overview of the Corporate Pension Trust (as of the end of March 2015)PDF