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  1. News - Hong Kong - FINANCE

    MPF funds yielding returns less than inflation

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Last year, a third showed returns of less than 4.2pc; over five years 90pc didn’t make the cut MPF funds yielding returns less than inflation The returns ... Life performed worst, incurring an average loss of 2.46 per cent. For 31.42 per cent of MPF funds, the returns to July were less than the inflation rate of 4.2 per cent in the past year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1317017/mpf-funds-yielding-returns-less-inflation
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fixing the MPF

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Chua Hoi-Wai

    ... Chua Hoi-Wai Chua Hoi-wai says the high fees of the MPF service providers must be cut, and there are plenty of ways to make that happen. But will the government take the bold steps ... funds, the establishment of a default low-fee fund and a non-profit or low-profit operator. The study, as with a similar report by the Consumer Council, found that different MPF service providers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1134543/fixing-mpf
  3. Business - Money - PENSIONS

    MPF back in profit as markets rally

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

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com April sees retirement fund bounce back to black after losses over previous 2 months MPF back in profit as markets rally The Mandatory Provident Fund, covering ... fund, the only type of fund to record a loss, of 1.95 per cent. It was also the worst performer over the first four months, losing 4.31 per cent. The second-worst performers were the nine MPF ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1229630/mpf-back-profit-markets-rally
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    'The government behaves as if it is ashamed'

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 12:56am by Howard Winn

    ... why the government did not want to keep proper records. It doesn't want to be accountable for its actions and having an archive law would force it into doing that.   Capping MPF fees We ... in the city vary from 0.23 per cent to 4.2 per cent. Pension research firm Gadbury Group said that on average, actively managed MPF funds performed in line with the lower-cost index-tracking funds. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1461963/government-behaves-if-it-ashamed
  5. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    MPF drops for a second month, erases January gains

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Retirement scheme's funds fail to build on last year's performance, with recent declines reflecting nervousness over global economy MPF loses money ... a good chunk of the 2.61 per cent gains in January. With the March performance, the first-quarter MPF returns stand at a modest 1.74 per cent. It follows strong gains averaging 12.07 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1205800/mpf-loses-money-second-month
  6. Business - Money - POINT OF LAW

    Employee choice changes the face of Hong Kong's MPF

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by CYNTHIA CHUNG

    ... Cynthia Chung Cynthia Chung, a partner at Deacons, discusses implications of changes to the pension scheme Employee choice changes the face of Hong Kong's MPF The long-awaited employee-choice arrangement (ECA) for Hong Kong's mandatory provident funds took effect on November 1, 2012. What happened to MPF contributions before the ECA? Since the implementation of the MPF ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1076408/employee-choice-changes-face-hong-kongs-mpf
  7. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    Time to stop bosses dipping their fingers into the MPF

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Unfair rules still allow companies to make redundancy payments from MPF contributions Time to stop bosses dipping fingers into MPF The government has finally ... the MPF, for the simple reason that the scheme from the beginning was designed in a way that gave the bosses more say than the workers. The MPF requires the employer and the employee to each ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1138260/time-stop-bosses-dipping-their-fingers-mpf
  8. Lagging behind

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

    ... Chris Davis Education and planning are two of the fundamental principles MPF contributors need to recognise in setting investment goals as an effective part of their retirement strategy. Surveys conducted by various groups, including MPF scheme providers, consistently reveal that Hong Kong's working population significantly lags behind other mature markets in terms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719448/lagging-behind
  9. News - Hong Kong - PENSIONS

    Labour advisory panel backs MPF changes

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Panel supports move that will put more money into 70,000 low income earners' pockets, but the higher earners will have to contribute more New Mpf Levels win Backing of board A government advisory body has backed a plan that would save 70,000 low-income people from having to contribute to their MPF accounts while 400,000 would have to pay more. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1129621/labour-advisory-panel-backs-mpf-changes
  10. Business - Money - PENSIONS

    Legco support for plans to cut back on MPF charges

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Greater use of electronic payments and a cap on fees among suggestions raised by authority Legco support for plans to cut back on MPF charges Most lawmakers support the pension regulator's plan to bring in measures to cut management fees for the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF). During the monthly meeting of the Legislative Council's financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1122441/legco-support-plans-cut-back-mpf-charges

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