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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Interest grows in MPF yuan funds

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 03:04pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HK employees expect the rally in the mainland currency to boost returns from the funds but regulations likely to curb their performance Interest grows in MPF yuan funds Yuan-based MPF funds are catching on among Hongkongers even as they underperform other categories. Investors are optimistic the currency will continue to appreciate, lifting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1359329/interest-grows-mpf-yuan-funds
  6. Business - Money - PENSION FUNDS

    MPF continues strong run but outlook tempered by market uncertainties

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 04:54am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The funds beat the Hang Seng Index last month but the outlook is tempered by market concerns MPF extends strong performance Investment funds in the Mandatory ... helped the MPF to turn around 0.56 per cent in losses in the first half into a 6.83 per cent return for the first 10 months of the year. The funds lag by a wide margin the 12.07 per cent gains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1348565/mpf-continues-strong-run-outlook-tempered-market
  7. 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
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - PENSIONS

    MPF dips into the red for first half

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... The 458 MPF investment funds reported an average month-on-month loss of 3.24 per cent last month, bringing the average loss for the first half of the year to 0.56 per cent, according to data ... in the past two months after the US showed signs of planning to end its monetary easing policy, and that had hurt MPF performance. "Until the US Fed will be more definite on its policy, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1274910/mpf-dips-red-first-half
  9. Business - Money - PENSIONS

    MPF switch fails to make big hit

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Pension scheme reform allowing employees to change fund providers sees only 3 in 100 taking up the option, well short of expectations MPF switch fails to make big hit Employees have used their newly won power of choice over their retirement fund provider to overwhelmingly stay put. While the move to allow switching of MPF funds was hailed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1259444/mpf-switch-fails-make-big-hit
  10. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    Why not put all your eggs in one basket?

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... Melanie Nutbeam, a certified financial planner based in Hong Kong, addresses common personal finance queries. Send your questions to melanie.nutbeam@hfs.com.hk Should I consolidate my MPF accounts? Regardless of the sum in your Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) accounts, it's worth considering consolidation. The MPF Authority (MPFA) is on a mission to encourage people to do this. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/expert-qa/article/1214718/why-not-put-all-your-eggs-one-basket

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