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Pension Payments May Be Halved for Delivery Workers

Pension Payments May Be Halved for Delivery Workers

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – What do insurance planners, delivery workers, golf caddies, home-school teachers, and designated drivers have in common in Korea? The answer is that they are subscribed as “individual contributors” to the national pension plan. This may change, however, says National Pension Service (NPS) and Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW). The [...]

Pension Fund Forecast to Be Depleted Earlier Than Predicted: Sources

Pension Fund Forecast to Be Depleted Earlier Than Predicted: Sources

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s national pension could run out of money by 2056 or 2057 if current financial conditions continue, three to four years earlier than previously projected by the government, official sources said Thursday. The government conducts reviews on the financial soundness of the National Pension Service (NPS) every five [...]

Main Creditor Open for Negotiations with NPS on Daewoo Shipbuilding

Main Creditor Open for Negotiations with NPS on Daewoo Shipbuilding

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The state-run main creditor of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. said Thursday it is willing to negotiate with the state pension fund on the ailing shipbuilder’s debt rescheduling measures. The remarks by Korea Development Bank (KDB) CEO Lee Dong-geol came as the National Pension Service (NPS) is set [...]

NPS, Korea’s Biggest Fund, Suffers Heavy Loss in Samsung Stocks

NPS, Korea’s Biggest Fund, Suffers Heavy Loss in Samsung Stocks

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s state-run pension fund has suffered heavy valuation losses from its investment in two Samsung Group units over the past two months as the stocks have plunged after their merger plan was approved by shareholders last month, data showed Wednesday. The National Pension Service (NPS) — which holds [...]

Korean Pension Fund to Invest in Overseas Hedge Funds Seeking for Stable Returns

Korean Pension Fund to Invest in Overseas Hedge Funds Seeking for Stable Returns

SEOUL, July 19 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s national pension fund plans to make its first investment in overseas hedge funds next year as part of efforts to secure stable returns, an internal document from the fund showed Sunday. According to the 2016 asset allocation plan obtained by Yonhap News Agency, the National Pension Service (NPS) [...]

US Hedge Fund Elliott Urges NPS to Oppose Samsung Merger

US Hedge Fund Elliott Urges NPS to Oppose Samsung Merger

“We expect that NPS — entrusted with the hard-earned capital of ordinary Koreans — will choose to make the proper financial decision to oppose these wholly unfair takeover proposals.” “The undeniable evidence of this outpouring of opposition is tens of millions of shares which have been confirmed as a vote against and/or provided as proxies [...]

Pension Fund Likely to Nod on Samsung Merger Plan

Pension Fund Likely to Nod on Samsung Merger Plan

SEOUL, July 10 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s national pension fund operator on Friday decided its official stance on a merger between key subsidiaries of Samsung Group, the country’s leading family-controlled conglomerate, but won’t disclose what the stance is for the time being, officials said. But sources say that the operator decided to support the [...]