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  1. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Interest grows in MPF yuan funds

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 03:04pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HK employees expect the rally in the mainland currency to boost returns from the funds but regulations likely to curb their performance Interest grows in MPF yuan funds Yuan-based MPF funds are catching on among Hongkongers even as they underperform other categories. Investors are optimistic the currency will continue to appreciate, lifting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1359329/interest-grows-mpf-yuan-funds
  2. Business - Money - PENSION FUNDS

    MPF continues strong run but outlook tempered by market uncertainties

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 04:54am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The funds beat the Hang Seng Index last month but the outlook is tempered by market concerns MPF extends strong performance Investment funds in the Mandatory ... helped the MPF to turn around 0.56 per cent in losses in the first half into a 6.83 per cent return for the first 10 months of the year. The funds lag by a wide margin the 12.07 per cent gains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1348565/mpf-continues-strong-run-outlook-tempered-market
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ongoing challenges faced by the MPF

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by ANNA WU

    ... Anna Wu says ensuring security forHong Kong's rapidly ageing population through the ambitious MPF scheme requires longer-term changes to ensure the system is robust enough for the job ... of March and the annualised rate of return over the past 12 years has been 4 per cent. Compared with an inflation rate of around 1.4 per cent over the same period, MPF benefits are, on average, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1274039/ongoing-challenges-faced-mpf
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - PENSIONS

    MPF dips into the red for first half

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... The 458 MPF investment funds reported an average month-on-month loss of 3.24 per cent last month, bringing the average loss for the first half of the year to 0.56 per cent, according to data ... in the past two months after the US showed signs of planning to end its monetary easing policy, and that had hurt MPF performance. "Until the US Fed will be more definite on its policy, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1274910/mpf-dips-red-first-half
  5. Business - Money - PENSIONS

    MPF switch fails to make big hit

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Pension scheme reform allowing employees to change fund providers sees only 3 in 100 taking up the option, well short of expectations MPF switch fails to make big hit Employees have used their newly won power of choice over their retirement fund provider to overwhelmingly stay put. While the move to allow switching of MPF funds was hailed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1259444/mpf-switch-fails-make-big-hit
  6. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    Why not put all your eggs in one basket?

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... Melanie Nutbeam, a certified financial planner based in Hong Kong, addresses common personal finance queries. Send your questions to melanie.nutbeam@hfs.com.hk Should I consolidate my MPF accounts? Regardless of the sum in your Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) accounts, it's worth considering consolidation. The MPF Authority (MPFA) is on a mission to encourage people to do this. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/expert-qa/article/1214718/why-not-put-all-your-eggs-one-basket
  7. News - Hong Kong - PROVIDENT FUND

    30,000 move to new MPF providers

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... president of US pension and investment fund operator Principal Financial, said almost an equal number of people have joined and left his MPF funds. 30,000 move to new MPF providers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1133223/30000-move-new-mpf-providers
  8. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    Low-fee funds not high on pensions list

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com It would be better if MPF authority caps charges as employees prefer chasing better performers Low-fee funds not high on pensions list Everyone likes a bargain. And if we extend this truism to the thorny issue of fees for our retirement schemes, then perhaps we should be thankful that our pension regulator is trying to bring in rules to lower MPF ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1258066/low-fee-funds-not-high-pensions-list
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fixing the MPF

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Chua Hoi-Wai

    ... Chua Hoi-Wai Chua Hoi-wai says the high fees of the MPF service providers must be cut, and there are plenty of ways to make that happen. But will the government take the bold steps ... funds, the establishment of a default low-fee fund and a non-profit or low-profit operator. The study, as with a similar report by the Consumer Council, found that different MPF service providers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1134543/fixing-mpf
  10. Business - Money - PENSIONS

    Market sell-down leaves MPF funds in the red

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Pension scheme slips 0.87 per cent in May as stocks in Japan and emerging economies drop Market sell-down leaves MPF funds in the red The Mandatory Provident ... reported an average month-on-month loss of 0.87 per cent after a gain of 1.9 per cent in April, according to data provider Lipper. For the first five months of the year, the MPF recorded an average ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1253640/market-sell-down-leaves-mpf-funds-red

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