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Definition of Contingent immunization

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Contingent immunization

An arrangement in which the money manager pursues an active bond portfolio
strategy until an adverse investment experience drives the then-available potential return down to the safetynet
level. When that point is reached, the money manager is obligated to pursue an immunization strategy to
lock in the safety-net level return.



Related Terms:

Dollar safety margin

The dollar equivalent of the safety cushion for a portfolio in a contingent immunization
strategy.


Safety cushion

In a contingent immunization strategy, the difference between the initially available
immunization level and the safety-net return.


Contingent Beneficiary

This is the person designated to receive the death benefit of a life insurance policy if the primary beneficiary dies before the life insured. This is a consideration when husband and wife make each other the beneficiary of their coverage. Should they both die in the same car accident or plane crash, the death benefits would go to each others estate and creditor claims could be made against them. Particularly if minor children could be survivors, then a trustee contingent beneficiary should be named.


Contingent claim

A claim that can be made only if one or more specified outcomes occur.


Contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC)

The formal name for the load of a back-end load fund.



Contingent Liability

An obligation that is dependent on the occurrence or nonoccurrence of
one or more future events to confirm the existence of an obligation, the amount owed, the payee,
or the date payable.


Contingent Owner

This is the person designated to become the new owner of a life insurance policy if the original owner dies before the life insured.


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contingent pay

compensation that is dependent on the
achievement of some performance objective


Contingent pension liability

Under ERISA, the firm is liable to the plan participants for up to 39% of the net
worth of the firm.


Immunization

The construction of an asset and a liability that are subject to offsetting changes in value.


Immunization strategy

A bond portfolio strategy whose goal is to eliminate the portfolio's risk against a
general change in the rate of interest through the use of duration.


Multiperiod immunization

A portfolio strategy in which a portfolio is created that will be capable of
satisfying more than one predetermined future liability regardless if interest rates change.


Safety-net return

The minimum available return that will trigger an immunization strategy in a contingent
immunization strategy.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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