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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Business - Money - MPF REFORM

    Battle on to lure Hong Kong MPF switchers

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com MPF providers use tactics including ice cream vans and smartphone apps in early skirmishes aimed at increasing their share of the market Battle begins to lure ... The MPF requires workers and employers to each pay 5 per cent of salary, up to a combined HK$2,500 a month, to MPF schemes run by banks, insurers and fund companies. Since the MPF was set up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1074158/battle-lure-hong-kong-mpf-switchers
  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Giving workers full choice over MPF only solution

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Supervising agency appears to be working against the public with limited reforms on how employees can manage pension contributions Giving workers full choice over MPF only solution "Purely relying on market forces to set fee levels may not be enough. More needs to be done." Anna Wu Hung-yuk,  MPF Schemes Authority  chairwoman SCMP, November 27 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1093299/giving-workers-full-choice-over-mpf-only-solution
  5. News - Hong Kong - INVESTMENT

    Unions 'an option' to run MPF schemes

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, John Carney

    ... MPF schemes Mandatory provident fund schemes run by non-profit organisations could be an option to drive down management fees, the head of Hong Kong's pension fund regulator says. Anna Wu ... However, lawmakers and one of the city's largest private investment firms, Invesco, have reservations about the idea. Establishing non-profit-making operators as MPF trustees is one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1090226/unions-option-run-mpf-schemes
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    MPF chief seems determined to be an enemy of the people

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp 'Reform' a cruel joke that continues to feather nests of bosses and big fund managers MPF chief seems determined to be an enemy of the people "The MPF ... their providers and make it so they could transfer at any time would effectively change the whole structure of the MPF into an employee scheme." Diana Chan Tong Chee-ching, Mandatory Provident Fund ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1074935/mpf-chief-seems-determined-be-enemy-people
  7. Business - Comment

    MPF should be in the workers' hands

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp The simple fact is that the system was devised to benefit the funds management industry, and may also provide employee retirement income MPF should be in the workers' hands The Consumer Council found huge variations in management fees with the MPF fund expense ratio (FER)- fees and charges as a percentage of the total fund size- ranging from 0.17 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1063438/mpf-should-be-workers-hands
  8. Business - Money - MPF

    Complaints over fees and poor MPF service

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to the liberalisation with ambivalence. People definitely want the freedom to move and, in particular, to push back on perceived poor service from their current MPF providers. But investors also complain ... (employer-selected) fund providers. In October, the Consumer Council highlighted MPF fund providers' high fees and low returns. "I will definitely shift my provider, as the service is so poor," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1078717/complaints-over-fees-and-poor-mpf-service
  9. Business - Money - MPF REFORM

    The Week Explained: MPF Choice

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... of the MPF contribution. The employer's contribution will remain in the hands of whichever company they selected for this purpose in the first place. So far, so bad but what is not generally ... be transferred; all new payments will have to go to the original fund selected by the employer although they too can be moved after a year and, assuming that MPF contributors have the energy to do so, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/money-news/article/1074656/week-explained-mpf-choice
  10. Business - Money - MPF REFORM

    Half the battle

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Nicky Burridge

    ... Nicky Burridge moneypost@scmp.com Long-awaited changes to the MPF allow employees to pick their own fund provider, but fall well short of giving them full control, writes Nicky Burridge ... the government made people's participation in the plan mandatory and, furthermore, let employers choose the MPF trust and fund manager used by employees. This resulted in bad outcomes for some. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1074654/half-battle

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