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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  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 - 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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