27/05/2008

Asset Allocation of Defined Contribution Plans in Japan

Financial Research Department  Researcher Tomoki Kitamura 

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In defined contribution (DC) plans, the asset allocation decisions of plan participants can significantly affect benefits at retirement. Compared to their U.S. counterparts, participants in Japan tend to allocate a large portion of account balances to principal-guaranteed investments. But looking ahead, their allocation to risky assets could increase depending on stock market trends and the growing prevalence of DC plans.

Financial Research Department    Researcher

Tomoki Kitamura

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03-3512-1854

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