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  1. Employees deserve more control over who manages MPF funds

    Posted Jun 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It was just a small step towards improving the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme when Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Frederick Ma Si-hang, disclosed last week that the MPF Authority is considering an option to allow employees to choose MPF trustees regarding the accrued benefits derived from their own contributions. I hope the proposals will increase market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/598088/employees-deserve-more-control-over-who-manages-mpf-funds
  2. Call for MPF tax breaks

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The equity market downturn in the fourth quarter of last year has had a negative effect on the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) in Hong Kong, with a survey showing that Hongkongers feel ... the retirement funds of the 2.5 million Hong Kong employees in the MPF. Their investments lost an average of 8.41 per cent in that time. It was the second-worst performance since the launch of the scheme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989698/call-mpf-tax-breaks
  3. Investment fund seen as taxation

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis In spite of being labelled a cornerstone of retirement savings in Hong Kong, voluntary contributions to the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) remain relatively low. Unlike Singapore and Australia, where the equivalent of the MPF has become part of the overall savings landscape among employees and employers, many employees in Hong Kong consider the MPF another form ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983022/investment-fund-seen-taxation
  4. Milestones of the MPF scheme

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

    ... Lotte Pang 1995 Study into Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) conducted by a government-appointed consulting firm and release of a consultancy report in April. The Mandatory Provident Fund 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/482156/milestones-mpf-scheme
  5. Pension in the air

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch Imagine this scenario for Hong Kong's pension scheme, known as Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF): every month investors get a single, simple statement detailing all money they have put into MPF. Their fund gains money each year- perhaps not huge amounts but enough to beat the rate of inflation. Indeed, the pension is so well funded it could plausibly take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002917/pension-air
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Enjoy life by saving today

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... employees, younger workers save up for retirement by contributing to the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) and have the option to make additional contributions voluntarily. They can ask their employer to deduct the extra amount from their salary or instruct their bank to transfer the sum from their personal account to their MPF account. Some employers have set up employee benefits programmes, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005024/enjoy-life-saving-today
  9. Business - Money - MPF REFORM

    Warning on unscrupulous MPF pitches

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Warning on unscrupulous MPF sales pitches Hongkongers should guard against unscrupulous sales practices under the new scheme that allows people to choose their Mandatory Provident Fund service provider, a legislator warns. Accountancy sector representative Kenneth Leung Kai-cheong said people needed to be on their guard as about 30,000 MPF agents tried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1074151/warning-unscrupulous-mpf-pitches
  10. 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

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