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  1. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by LETTERS

    ... the fund collected by the tax, not MPF companies. Gordon Lamb- As long as employers contribute a matching amount, can't weasel out of contributing by manipulating working hours or contracts, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580136/whats-being-said-facebookcomsouthchinamorningpost
  2. 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
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Above all, retirement scheme for Hong Kong must be fair and affordable

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:15pm by DAVID LUI

    ... Retirement Schemes Ordinance cover only those in employment, not those without jobs or in temporary work. The MPF scheme was implemented in December 2000 and the average amount collected by retiring members is about HK$250,000. Yet hundreds of thousands of low-income earners have received much less; some have been further hit because employers can offset any severance pay with accrued MPF ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1588545/above-all-retirement-scheme-hong-kong-must-be-fair-and-affordable
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:19am by STAFF

    ... the killings. He was convicted and sentenced to life in jail in June 2012, but the conviction was overturned. He now faces a retrial.   Think tank focuses on MPF proposals The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre hosts a discussion on a proposal to set up core funds within the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) system to give better protection for the less well-off. Participants will also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1572313/talking-points
  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 25, 2014

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by LETTERS

    ...   Using iBonds a safe option for MPF Authority The core fund initiative unveiled by the Mandatory Provident Fund Authority suggests a low-cost life cycle portfolio as a default arrangement in the MPF system, but it has two fatal problems. First, it fails to ensure product suitability for every employee. Second, there is no guarantee it will not suffer from losses at age 65. Since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580460/letters-editor-august-25-2014
  6. 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
  7. Business - Companies - WHITE COLLAR

    Scrap the MPF offset, which favours bosses unfairly

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 02:13pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Offset mechanism, which favours bosses over their staff, is a source of criticism of the scheme For sake of workers, scrap MPF offset On March 18, Hong Kong's lawmakers ... The offset mechanism is a prime example of how the MPF was set up to favour bosses over their staff. This is why so many of the 2.4 million Hong Kong employees covered by the MPF have little love ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1445213/scrap-mpf-offset-which-favours-bosses-unfairly
  8. Business - Money - FUNDS

    MPF returns to black in February on equities rebound

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 01:38am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Encoh Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Hong Kong pension fund reports 2.25pc average return last month after 2.43pc loss in January MPF returns to black on equities rebound The city's Mandatory Provident Fund is back in the black after reporting an average return of 2.25 per cent last month, thanks to a rebound in regional stock markets. This came after the MPF suffered an average loss ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/article/1440465/mpf-returns-black-february-equities-rebound
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Hong Kong lawmakers urge financial reforms must move faster

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 05:01am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to improve the MPF. "The MPF management fee remains high. At the moment, employees can only shift their own contribution to other providers and not the part contributed by their employers. We ... The government should also change the law to ban employers from using their MPF contributions to offset long-service or severance payments- a move that many critics said eroded the retirement benefit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1417009/hong-kong-lawmakers-urge-financial-reforms-must-move-faster
  10. Business - Money - WHITE COLLAR

    Big players unlikely to heed welcome move by smallest MPF provider

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 11:27am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Market leaders unlikely to follow Haitong's move to reduce management fees on their products Small MPF players fight tough battle to stay in the game ... in capturing a piece of the HK$514 billion market. With an average fee of 1.71 per cent, the MPF generates fee revenues for fund houses of HK$8.79 billion a year. Ben Zhang Yibin, the managing director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/investment-products/article/1429490/big-players-unlikely-heed-welcome-move-smallest

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