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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - PROVIDENT FUND

    30,000 move to new MPF providers

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... president of US pension and investment fund operator Principal Financial, said almost an equal number of people have joined and left his MPF funds. 30,000 move to new MPF providers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1133223/30000-move-new-mpf-providers
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Cap on MPF fees not ruled out, says financial services minister

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Stuart Lau

    ... Phila Siu and Stuart Lau Financial services secretary will look at all options to bring down costs for savers Minister won't rule out cap on MPF fees Capping the management fees ... monitoring of unscrupulous sales practices when savers get a choice of MPF providers next month. He said the licences of MPF intermediaries- companies and their staff drum up business for MPF ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1068856/cap-mpf-fees-not-ruled-out-says-financial-services-minister
  8. News - Hong Kong - INVESTMENT

    MPF providers hit back over proposal to cap fees

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Regulator's proposal to reduce costs for savers is criticised by retirement scheme providers, who say it could also limit investment choices MPF firms say ... concern providers were charging too much. A Consumer Council report said the average MPF fee of 1.74 per cent was higher than other markets with similar schemes, which generally charged only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1065391/mpf-providers-hit-back-over-proposal-cap-fees
  9. News - Hong Kong - PENSIONS

    Little interest in MPF portability scheme, according to CTU survey

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... MPF plan Many Hongkongers do not know about and are not interested in a new scheme to move their Mandatory Provident Fund contributions to a service provider of their choice, a survey found. A study conducted this month by the Confederation of Trade Unions found that of 454 workers polled, 21 per cent had never heard of the new MPF semi-portability plan. Seventy-nine per cent had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1073386/little-interest-mpf-portability-scheme-according-ctu-survey
  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    Lawmakers want government to run MPF low-cost core funds

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:54am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Government should run low-cost core fund, say legislators, who are wary of providers Lawmakers do not trust industry on MPF reform Lawmakers have strongly ... to the industry. "People are angry with the MPF (Mandatory Provident Fund) because the schemes only bring huge profits to the financial industry instead of giving a decent retirement protection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1549244/lawmakers-want-government-run-mpf-low-cost-core-funds

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