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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Lam convinced Leung to shelve plan to scrap MPF 'offsetting' mechanism: source

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 03:23am by Tanna Chong, Jeffie Lam and Gary Cheung

    ... offset severance and long-service payments to employees against their contributions to an employee's MPF. Labour minister Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said last week that the offsetting mechanism was included in a deal with employers, agreed to by employee representatives, to secure business leaders' agreement to establishing the MPF in 2003. Treasury minister Professor Chan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1411402/lam-convinced-leung-shelve-plan-scrap-mpf-offsetting-mechanism-source
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    No plans to scrap MPF 'offsetting' mechanism, says Leung Chun-ying

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 12:52pm by Tony Cheung and Jennifer Ngo

    ... Tony Cheung and Jennifer Ngo Chief Executive still weighing up action on employers' use of retirement fund for severance No plans to scrap controversial MPF 'offsetting' ... MPF, the city's compulsory retirement account. Speaking separately, labour minister Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said that when the MPF was established in 2003, a deal was made with employers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1407582/no-plans-scrap-mpf-offsetting-mechanism-says-leung-chun-ying
  3. News - Hong Kong - RETIREMENT

    Bosses 'using workers' MPF accounts like piggy banks', say unionists

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 04:02am by Ernest Kao

    ... bosses use MPF like a piggy bank Unionists say bosses are treating workers' compulsory retirement savings accounts like a "piggy bank" by dipping into them to fund severance ... is unfair and is ruining the image of and trust in the [MPF] system," said Federation of Trade Unions lawmaker Tang Ka-piu. "Our concern is that if [the administration] cannot suggest any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1398515/bosses-using-workers-mpf-accounts-piggy-banks-say-unionists
  4. 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
  5. Business - Money - FUNDS

    MPF returns of 1.18 pc slowest in three months, trailing HSI's 3pc

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 05:27am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com MPF schemes show slowest growth in three months Investment funds in the Mandatory Provident Fund scheme, which covers 2.4 million employees in the city, reported their slowest growth in three months last month, with returns trailing the performance of the benchmark Hang Seng Index. The 456 MPF funds reported an average return of 1.18 per cent last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1372264/mpf-returns-118-pc-slowest-three-months-trailing
  6. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR ENOCH YIU

    Low-fee MPF schemes get boost from big contributions

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 03:02am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com All is not lost for cheap plans after massive switch by employees fails to materialise Low-fee MPF schemes get boost from big contributions Reduced Mandatory ... BOCI-Prudential introduced the cheapest MPF scheme in town. The average fee for its 11 funds stood at 1.03 per cent, against a market average of 1.72 per cent. Many expected the low-fee scheme to attract ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1365745/low-fee-mpf-schemes-get-boost-big-contributions
  7. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    MPF reforms bring lower fees but more changes still needed

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 02:46am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Government should keep increasing competition and force further cuts in management charges MPF reforms bring lower fees but more changes still needed The Mandatory Provident Fund ... allowed to choose the MPF providers for their own contribution instead of the boss deciding. The reform was aimed to increase competition and force fees down. One year later, statistics shows ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1353653/mpf-reforms-bring-lower-fees-more-changes-still-needed
  8. Business - Money - PENSIONS

    Market sell-down leaves MPF funds in the red

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Pension scheme slips 0.87 per cent in May as stocks in Japan and emerging economies drop Market sell-down leaves MPF funds in the red The Mandatory Provident ... reported an average month-on-month loss of 0.87 per cent after a gain of 1.9 per cent in April, according to data provider Lipper. For the first five months of the year, the MPF recorded an average ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1253640/market-sell-down-leaves-mpf-funds-red
  9. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653970/making-lost-ground
  10. News - Hong Kong - RETIREMENT

    MPF funds fees rising despite semi-portability scheme

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 04:24am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Costs have fallen since savers were allowed to choose their providers, but many have still increased charges, prompting call for a ceiling MPF fund fees rising despite competition Administrative fees for MPF funds have fallen since the introduction of a scheme that brought greater competition, but a significant number of funds are still raising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1343900/mpf-funds-fees-rising-despite-semi-portability-scheme

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