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SINKING FUND. A fund arising from particular taxes, imposts, or duties, which is appropriated towards the payment of the interest due on a public loan and for the gradual payment of the principal. See Funding System.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Sinking funds mitigate this risk by providing not only a forecast of the asset's replacement date (in conjunction with life cycle cost analysis), but the forecast replacement cost and how much capital needs to be put aside each year to ensure these funds are available when they are needed.
MFABC also retains modest operating and debt reserves (via its DRF) as well as more than C$3 billion in sinking fund set-asides.
Civil War debt in the late 1870s, the bond issuance associated with the return to the gold standard in 1879, the sinking fund open market purchases of the 1880s, and the deficit funding of the 1890s all provide examples of dramatic changes in the duration or amount of U.S.
collected up to now has been topped up with money from these sinking funds, which were expected to sit and gather interest only to be
Higher maintenance costs are necessary, he says, particularly to build up sinking funds for properties.
Sinking Funds, Reserve Funds and Depreciation Charges clarifies an area that is often fraught with financial and administrative difficulties.
'Tenants with short term leases especially resent paying into sinking funds, as they are effectively paying for something from which they will get no or little future benefit,' he added.
A sinking fund is much like a savings account in which the company contributes to an account to fund the agreement.
The assumption on the financing was that a 6 percent reinves- tment of the sinking funds could be achieved.
This is because compounding forms the basis of all mortgage factors, investment discounting, and sinking funds. It is part of the procedure by which all future incomes, from whatever source, are valued.
ISFDs and similar financial instruments with contingent sinking funds represent an effective new tool for financial institution asset-liability management.
"Elements that are included in service fees in co-owned properties vary, but mostly consist of elevator maintenance, swimming pool maintenance, cleaning of communal areas, sinking funds and cladding and roof maintenance," Allsopp explains.