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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, ...

  2. 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 ...


    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 ...

  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. ...

  5. Business - Money - FUNDS

    With fees, a little understanding goes a long way

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... deducted from a fund's net asset value. Mandatory provident funds Everyone likes to beat up on Hong Kong's mandatory retirement scheme, but investors should give the MPF its due: the funds tend to have lower fees and expenses than managed funds outside of the programme. This is partly because MPF funds get a lot of scrutiny. Fund providers were criticised in the past ...

  6. Business - Money - MPF

    MPF funds: a chooser's guide

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by Nicky Burridge

    ... Nicky Burridge moneypost@scmp.com Making the right MPF choices is even harder if you don't know the jargon. Nicky Burridge offers a guide for novices Coming to terms New rules enabling members of Hong Kong's Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) to transfer their contributions to a provider of their choice have increased the range of funds. But with more than 460 from ...

  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 ...

  8. Weighing diversity and risk exposure

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... according to Bank Consortium Trust Company's (BCT) internal data, 35 per cent of members invest their MPF money in one single fund and, among them, 36 per cent choose lower risk funds when, ... volatile fixed income investment tools. Lau Ka-shi, BCT's managing director and CEO, says the SaveEasy Fund scheme is an easy and secure way for MPF members to manage their retirement ...

  9. Key role seen for third-party MPF administrators

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis AS MANDATORY Provident Fund (MPF) contributions form an increasingly important part of Hong Kong's retirement planning initiatives, third-party administrators believe the services they offer can make the MPF scheme more effective and cost efficient. Third-party MPF administration includes handling employer and employee contributions, general administration services, ...

  10. MPF records 7.24pc loss in first quarter

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF), covering more than 2.4 million employees, recorded an average loss of 7.24 per cent in the first quarter, the worst quarter since the compulsory pension scheme was launched eight years ago, according to a Lipper Hong Kong MPF Market Insight Report. The 312 MPF investment funds, with assets of about HK$260 billion, lost an average ...




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