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  1. MPF investments pay off for first time since launch

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... 7.52 per cent in the previous year. Hong Kong Investment Fund Association executive director Sally Wong said the scheme had benefited from the stock market rally. 'After three consecutive ... cent return compared with a loss of 17.21 per cent in 2002. Hong Kong equity funds averaged a return of 43.36 per cent. Balanced funds, which invest in stocks and bonds, had an average return ...

  2. Public's investment in future a positive sign

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... per cent of the total assets of an MPF fund. Sally Wong, executive director of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association (HKIFA) said the impact of the MPF on the local pensions industry has ... the launch of the scheme, Hong Kong retirement plans and the funds management industry have been irrevocably altered. The MPF is widely credited as a key driver in shaping the public's growing ...

  3. HSBC to axe 3,000 Hong Kong jobs

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by approximately 3,500, or 5.4 per cent. The bank said in the August statement that 'in Hong Kong, business is as usual, and we are not expecting drastic cuts here but will continue to invest in our ... jobs. Lloyds Banking Group said in June it planned to cut 15,000 positions. Investment banks were also downsizing in Hong Kong because of lower-than-expected earnings within certain business ...

  4. Mainland banks may soon manage pension funds

    Posted Jun 28th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing Beijing is drawing up plans to allow mainland commercial banks to branch out into pension fund management, opening another channel for lenders to diversify, according to a mainland newspaper. The China Banking Regulatory Commission and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security had jointly drafted plans to establish pilot pension fund management companies within ...

  5. MPF providers' group targets fees critics

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... look at the fees but they should also eye their fund's performance,' said Lau Ka-shi, chairwoman of the Hong Kong Trustees Association. 'The MPF balanced funds, which invest ... Enoch Yiu Investment returns are more important than charges, says pensions fund body An industry body for Mandatory Provident Fund providers has hit back at critics who say the pension ...

  6. Late investment better than none

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'unfortunate' past investment decisions. 'People reaching an age where they are beginning to think about retirement, but without the financial means to support it are far from being isolated cases,' said Phil Neilson, financial planning commentator and CEO at Elite Capital Solutions Hong Kong. Neilson says the most important thing is not to worry. 'There is always a way ...

  7. Events

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wednesday, February 24: Joint chamber lunch: 'HKSAR as an innovation hub to/from Greater China'. Onfem Tower. Thursday, February 25: Hong Kong Securities Institute lunch: 'Hedge funds: Recent tax development'. Wing On Centre, Central. Monday, March 1: Canadian Chamber of Commerce workshop on being an effective executive/personal assistant. Also on March 8, ...

  8. Union will set up fund for strikers in pay fight

    Posted Aug 21st 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Ambrose Leung

    ... and a team of 24 workers toured four construction sites in Hong Kong to mobilise more support for their industrial action. A spokeswoman for the Development Bureau said 10 of the 200 construction sites under the bureau's purview were affected by the action. A spokesman for the Labour Department yesterday confirmed they had received a request from the Hong Kong Bar-Bending ...

  9. NSSF moves to avert huge fund shortfall

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of its assets, as it was allowed to invest up to 20 per cent overseas. Talk by the pension fund of increasing its overseas investments has often prodded up Hong Kong-listed state-controlled firms as their shares are seen as the most likely targets. Speaking at a Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference lunch meeting in Hong Kong yesterday, Mr Xiang estimated that the national pension fund would ...

  10. Employees cash in on labour shortage

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Britain and the US would continue. Astbury Marsden said that banks and hedge funds were giving priority to their Hong Kong offices when deciding on investment in infrastructure and product development. 'Although global banks and hedge funds are generally showing restraint in pay and investment, Hong Kong is getting the lion's share of operational budgets,' O'Reilly ...




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