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  1. Business - Money

    AXA in talks to sell Hong Kong Mandatory Provident Fund unit

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:19am by Bloomberg

    ... it was the largest foreign property and casualty insurer in Asia outside of Japan and Australia. Manulife, the second-largest manager of MPF funds in Hong Kong, and Sun Life gained share at the expense of smaller providers in the first quarter of this year, according to Gadbury. FIL, known as Fidelity Worldwide Investment, oversaw US$290 billion at the end of June. The MPF and other retirement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1590512/axa-talks-sell-hong-kong-mandatory-provident-fund
  2. Business - Economy - FUNDS

    MPF disappoints with 0.63pc return

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:52pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com August return of 0.63pc adds pressure for the government to reform unpopular pension plan MPF's Asian exposure proves a drag on returns The Mandatory ... scheme. The monthly return for the 447 investment funds under the MPF last month was far below the 3.11 per cent gain recorded during the past three months and the 3.98 per cent average gain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1583733/mpf-disappoints-063pc-return
  3. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    MPF reports disappointing returns in contrast to strong rally of Hang Seng Index

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:52pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com MPF loses out to stock market with 1.3pc return The Mandatory Provident Fund reported a return of 1.3 per cent for last month, a dismal performance compared with the Hang Seng Index and given the rising inflation in the city. Last month's returns by the 447 investment funds under the MPF also happened to be lower than the 4.57 per cent average ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1566988/mpf-reports-disappointing-returns-contrast-strong
  4. Business - Money

    Hong Kong pension regulator unveils cost-cutting plan following criticism

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:55am by Enoch Yiu

    ... expensive office space in places like the International Commerce Centre. Meanwhile, MPF provider Principal Trust Company (Asia) yesterday reduced the fees of its Hong Kong equity fund to 1.35 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1550640/hong-kong-pension-regulator-unveils-cost-cutting
  5. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    MPF employees should wake up and choose their funds

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Around 600,000 in Hong Kong have yet to make a decision on where to invest their MPF money Employees should wake up and choose their funds Hong Kong's pension regulator has finally come out with its proposal for a cap on management fees on core funds to serve employees who have not chosen what do with their MPF contributions. While some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1543899/mpf-employees-should-wake-and-choose-their-funds
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    MPF revamp vital to restore confidence of workers

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial MPF revamp will restore confidence The need to save for retirement is never too far away in a city like Hong Kong that offers little support. The lack of a universal pension ... The core fund championed by the MPF Schemes Authority is therefore a welcome step. Under the proposal, a low-fee fund will be introduced as the standardised default fund of all schemes. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1543238/mpf-revamp-vital-restore-confidence-workers
  7. Business - Money - PENSIONS

    MPFA proposes fee cap on pension funds

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Enoch Yiu

    ... an average of 1.69 per cent. There are 600,000 employees with a pension pool of HK$60 billion who do not select the funds in their MPF pension scheme. "The initiative is aimed at addressing two ... announced a three-month consultation on the plan. The proposal comes in response to criticisms against the high fees and poor performance of the MPF, which was introduced in 2000. The 41 schemes run ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1539915/mpfa-proposes-fee-cap-pension-funds
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLICY

    John Tsang cautious over changes to mandatory provident fund scheme

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:31am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Financial chief urges caution while admitting system has fallen short on retirement protection Tsang reluctant to axe MPF despite flaws in scheme Hong ... enough retirement protection. "[An MPF overhaul] will have far-reaching implications. A decision [to change it] should not be made hastily. [Retirement protection] should not be used ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519573/john-tsang-cautious-over-changes-mandatory-provident-fund-scheme
  9. Business - Money - PENSION FUNDS

    Global economic recovery points to year-end MPF gains, say analysts

    Posted May 06th 2014, 12:42am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... employee retirement scheme fell on average 0.1 per cent, in virtual lockstep with the Hang Seng Index, which dropped 0.14 per cent. Year to date, MPF funds on average shed 1.01 per cent, compared ... securities and fixed assets. The Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, which oversees the MPF, is holding a consultation to consider ways to upgrade the MPF's operation. One idea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1505359/global-economic-recovery-points-year-end-mpf-gains
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Proposed changes to MPF ordinance set to benefit more retirees

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:37am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Elderly may soon be allowed to draw out money in their fund up to four times a year Changes to MPF law to benefit retirees Retirees on the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme may soon be able to withdraw their money in instalments up to four times a year, the MPF Schemes Authority said yesterday, instead of having to take the full amount ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1496979/proposed-changes-mpf-ordinance-set-benefit-more-retirees

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