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  1. Milestones of the MPF scheme

    Posted Dec 15th 2004, 12:00am by Lotte Pang

    ... Scheme Ordinance is enacted in August. 1998 The Mandatory Provident Fund Authority (MPFA) is established in September to regulate and monitor the operation of the MPF scheme. 1999 Subsidiary ... Investment Funds is published by the MPFA in July. Source: Mandatory Provident Fund Authority ...

  2. Retiring those doubts

    Posted Feb 15th 2004, 12:00am by Jane Parry

    ... the list of concerns Now that the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme has clocked up three years of history, it is time to take a look at where there is room for improvement. The Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA) has decided to put the issue of disclosure under the spotlight, notably how much information your MPF provider gives you and how much it takes from you ...

  3. MPF providers in the clear on Dutch certs

    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Hong Kong's pension regulator has decided against further action over Mandatory Provident Fund providers investing in Dutch depositary receipts, defusing a looming legal battle with the funds industry. The Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority has advised 20 MPF trustees of its decision on the Dutch depositary receipts, commonly known as Dutch certs. ...

  4. MPF Schemes' Authority pursues two claims for employees

    Posted Dec 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... SCMP.com Updated at 6.12pm: The Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes' Authority (MPFA) on Tuesday pursued two claims in the Small Claims Tribunal for some $30,000 on behalf of nine ... for the MPFA said. The adjudicator ordered them to pay the MPFA the sums of $23,387.60 and $5,963.00 respectively, being mandatory contributions in arrears and surcharges payable. The amount awarded ...

  5. Insurance authority loses access to funding

    Posted Dec 28th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... The authority should do the same.' The government will not endorse a proposal to merge the authority with either the Securities and Futures Commission or the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes ... plan in the new year. 'It would be meaningless to spin off the insurance authority if the government continues to fund it,' Mr Yuen said. The authority's annual $100 million ...

  6. Wider choices fuel public interest in savvy investment strategies

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis The Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) launched in 2001 has been one of the key drivers shaping the public's interest in looking for better ways to invest, grow and protect ... funds, 136 investment-linked assurance schemes, and 250 MPF pooled investment funds, with a total of US$342 billion under management. A decade ago there were only a few dozen products to choose ...

  7. MPF providers brace for battle

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of punitive action from the pension regulator over breaches of investment regulations. Sources have told the South China Morning Post that the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA) ... a defence. 'All of our MPF investment funds were approved by the MPFA when the schemes began in December 2000, and we have told the authority about the exposure to Dutch certs,' he said. ...

  8. Mandatory inspection of buildings urged

    Posted Jan 05th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... including paying the bills. The government also wrote in the paper that a mandatory inspection scheme had its defects as it was one-off in nature. It also emphasised cure instead of prevention. ... Chloe Lai Building inspection and maintenance should be made mandatory if the government is determined to resolve the problem of the upkeep of properties, a legislator said yesterday. Lau ...

  9. MPF body agrees to rename capital fund

    Posted Sep 30th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority is planning to rename the Capital Preservation Fund after investors complained the fund could not guarantee the return ... that some employers might be misled by the fund's name if they just read the MPF guides themselves. Apart from renaming the fund, Mr Lee said the authority had asked all MPF service providers ...

  10. Room for change as investors gain interest

    Posted Dec 15th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... by the Mandatory Provident Fund Authority (MPFA) are generally stricter than those governing Security and Futures Commission licensed retail funds. BCT managing director and chief executive Lau Ka-shi said ... the launch of the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) there is growing evidence that contributors may invest more of their salaries as a safeguard for their future. The Bank Consortium Trust (BCT) ...




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