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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    MPF 'scandal' of overcharging deserves scrutiny by SFC

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 01:24am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Overcharging by MPF managers is one of the biggest thefts committed in Hong Kong MPF 'scandal' deserves scrutiny by SFC A price war is looming among Mandatory ... a tiny slice of the MPF market and the waiver is valid for only the next three years. But it still provides an opportunity for putting matters into perspective. The average annual fee charged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1426708/mpf-scandal-overcharging-deserves-scrutiny-sfc
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Haitong's lower fees a small step in right direction for retirement fund

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Small step in right direction for MPF Among the many flaws of the Mandatory Provident Fund that critics have pointed out, the one that is the most detrimental to retirement ... Despite repeat complaints from the government, the MPF Schemes Authority and labour groups over many years, most fund fees have stayed unjustifiably high, both in absolute terms and when compared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1426271/haitongs-lower-fees-small-step-right-direction-retirement
  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    MPF's real swindle is way it is stacked against workers

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 12:33am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Employer-based system, even with fund switch concession, ensures low returns and high fees MPF's real swindle is way it is stacked against workers Speculation ... their retirement savings. Let us lay out the groundwork here as the real scandal is not what it at first seems. The offsetting mechanism in the MPF allows employers to deduct severance payments they may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1409917/mpfs-real-swindle-way-it-stacked-against-workers
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    MPF doesn't work for the little guy

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 11:56pm by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MPF doesn't work for the little guy A fund manager friend calls it the Mandatory Poverty Fund. Most of us call the MPF by its more polite name. But my friend ... benefited were managers in the banking and fund management industry, for which MPF fees and charges have been a bonanza. And while I admit bosses don't like having to contribute their shares ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1407966/mpf-doesnt-work-little-guy
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Bosses must stop dipping into workers' retirement funds

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 04:10am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Sticky fingers eat into MPF pie Everyone knows about the Mandatory Provident Fund's shortcomings, yet no one seems to have a clear idea how to reform it. Among its most ... bosses could deduct from MPF accounts to make such payments. Executive Council member Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun has defended Leung, saying the government is now looking into the issue. It is deeply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1412912/bosses-must-stop-dipping-workers-retirement-funds
  8. 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
  9. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by LETTERS

    ... the fund collected by the tax, not MPF companies. Gordon Lamb- As long as employers contribute a matching amount, can't weasel out of contributing by manipulating working hours or contracts, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580136/whats-being-said-facebookcomsouthchinamorningpost
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:19am by STAFF

    ... the killings. He was convicted and sentenced to life in jail in June 2012, but the conviction was overturned. He now faces a retrial.   Think tank focuses on MPF proposals The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre hosts a discussion on a proposal to set up core funds within the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) system to give better protection for the less well-off. Participants will also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1572313/talking-points

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