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  1. Making up for lost ground

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Eileen Lian

    ... Hong Kong lags in its retirement scheme, but these qualified professionals are helping workers reach their goals. Eileen Lian reports The role of the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF ... of MPF intermediaries to help them achieve this. 'MPF intermediaries are like the bridge between the MPF Authority and the workforce,' explained Michael Chan, vice-president, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653970/making-lost-ground
  2. Manulife follows rivals in slashing MPF fees

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

    ... for their most conservative investment options. More MPF providers, including HSBC, were expected to follow suit, market watchers said. Starting next week, the management fee for Manulife MPF Capital Preservation Fund (CPF) will be lowered by 0.5 percentage point to 1.75 per cent while the fee for its Manulife MPF Interest Fund would be reduced 0.25 percentage point to 2 per cent. The company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/609655/manulife-follows-rivals-slashing-mpf-fees
  3. FACT FOCUS

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If you are an employee or self-employed, aged between 18 and 65 and residing and working in Hong Kong you must join an MPF scheme. Use on-line facilities to check MPF status regularly. ... Trustees in English and Chinese newspapers publish the unit price information of MPF funds. If you are changing jobs you may transfer the accrued benefits to a contribution account under a new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733237/fact-focus
  4. Business - Money - MPF REFORM

    How to get the best MPF funds

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com Returns on MPF funds vary widely and finding a good provider can be a minefield, says Jasper Moiseiwitsch The best paid plans Thinking about changing your MPF plan? The recently implemented portability scheme gives you some freedom to move. And, as you search through fund data, you will notice there is much to choose from. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1078715/how-change-your-mpf-provider
  5. BOCI-Prudential offers fee cut on MPF accounts

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... The company will offer a 0.1 per cent fee reduction for all existing and new MPF customers whose pension account assets for the 12 months to April 30 next year reach HK$250,000 or more, chief ... launched 12 new low-fee MPF investment funds last July at prices of between 0.7 and 0.99 per cent of total assets, well below the market average of 1.92 per cent. Chan said at the time he hoped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971245/boci-prudential-offers-fee-cut-mpf-accounts
  6. Modest return for MPF amid market turmoil

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is uncertain. The retirement plan, which covers 2.5 million local employees, eked out a return of 3.21 per cent in the first six months as the benchmark Hang Seng Index rose 5 per cent. But the MPF still did better than bank deposit returns, which are now close to zero. The 435 investment funds under the MPF lost an average 3.64 per cent in the second quarter, offsetting strong gains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005928/modest-return-mpf-amid-market-turmoil
  7. Meagre return for MPF in April

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Planning, said it would not be scientific to compare the Mandatory Provident Fund's average return with that of the stock index. 'The MPF not only includes some equity [funds], it also has bonds and fixed assets,' Tang said. The MPF's bond funds showed a monthly gain of 0.69 per cent, compared with 0.27 per cent for equity funds, according to data provider Lipper. Equity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000078/meagre-return-mpf-april
  8. New HSBC scheme cuts preserved fund management fees to 1pc

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Natalie Chiu and Enoch Yiu HSBC Insurance yesterday announced a new MPF scheme with management fees reduced to as low as 1 per cent, the lowest among all the MPF products in Hong Kong. The move by the largest MPF provider signals the latest round of fee cuts- following the first reductions last year- under intense lobbying from the authority. It is also the first reduction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622433/new-hsbc-scheme-cuts-preserved-fund-management-fees-1pc
  9. Not-so-super superfund

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch Glenn Rogers, a managing director at a mid-sized publishing firm, is angry about the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF). For a start, he says he cannot even get basic ... not get an answer.' His voice rising, he adds: 'If you asked me how much money I have in my MPF, what I expect it to be, who is managing my money, I would not be able to tell you... ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973142/not-so-super-superfund
  10. Invesco broadens MPF choice for its customers

    Posted Apr 20th 2006, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng Asset manager Invesco Hong Kong plans to widen its menu of third-party fund choices for its MPF customers now that it has switched to another MPF administrator that levies lower service charges. Invesco Hong Kong chief executive Kerry Ching said the fund manager currently held a 6 per cent share of the MPF market and aimed to lift this to 9 per cent in five years- a goal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/545458/invesco-broadens-mpf-choice-its-customers

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