ompany offers money trust products to its customers and manages the funds they invest in money trusts. The money trusts that the company manages are trusts with a fixed life that allow investors to share in the investment performance of the trust in proportion to the amount of their investment in the trust. The company principally offers the following types of money trust products, including retirement trusts, which invest funds received from corporations or organizations and manage these funds until they are withdrawn to pay retirement funds to a corporation’s officers or employees or an organization’s members; pension trusts, which invest funds received until pension benefits are due to be disbursed to a pension beneficiary; and specified money trusts, which invest cash received as trust property at the direction of the trustors and, once the trust matures, disburse the principal and any gains to the trust beneficiaries. The company also offers other types of money trusts that have various characteristics with respect to maturities and tax treatment. The company receives fees for its trust management services that are based upon a percentage, ranging between 0.01% and 2.0%, of the net asset value of the assets under management. The company also receives penalty payments when customers terminate their trust deposit prior to the original contract maturity. For some of the money trusts that the company manages, it has guaranteed the principal amount of an investor’s investment, as well as a fixed rate of interest. The company continues to offer pension-type money trusts that provide a guarantee of the principal amount of an investor’s investment. The trust assets that the company manages consist principally of investment securities and loans made from the trusts. The investment securities consist of government-related debt securities, corporate debt securities, including bonds and commercial paper, equity securities and other securities. Its money trusts also invest in equity securities, including beneficiary certificates issued by investment trust management companies. Loans made by its money trusts are similar in type to the loans made by its banking operations. Property Trusts: Through Woori Bank, the company also offers property trust management services, where it manages non-cash assets in return for a fee. Non-cash assets include receivables (including those securing asset-backed securities), real property and securities, and could also include movable property, such as artwork. Under these arrangements, the company renders escrow or custodial services for the property in question and collects fees in return. Trustee and Custodian Services Relating to Securities Investment Trusts The company, through Woori Bank, acts as a trustee for approximately 1,221 securities investment trusts, mutual funds and other investment funds. It receives a fee for acting as a trustee and performs various functions, such as receiving payments made in respect of such securities; executing trades in respect of such securities on behalf of the investment fund, based on instructions from the relevant investment fund management company; and in certain cases, authenticating beneficiary certificates issued by investment trust management companies and handling settlements in respect of such beneficiary certificates. Other Businesses Management of National Housing Fund The company is the lead manager of the National Housing Fund. The National Housing Fund provides financial support to low-income households in Korea by providing mortgage financing and construction loans for projects to build small- and medium-sized housing. The activities of the National Housing Fund are funded primarily by the issuance of national housing bonds, which must be purchased by persons and legal entities wishing to make real estate-related registrations and filings, and by subscription savings deposits held at the National Housing Fund. Bancassurance The company, through Woori Bank, markets a range of bancassurance products. Woori Bank has entered into bancassurance marketing arrangements with 26 insurance companies, including Samsung Life
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