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  1. Investment fund seen as taxation

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis In spite of being labelled a cornerstone of retirement savings in Hong Kong, voluntary contributions to the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) remain relatively low. Unlike Singapore and Australia, where the equivalent of the MPF has become part of the overall savings landscape among employees and employers, many employees in Hong Kong consider the MPF another form ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983022/investment-fund-seen-taxation
  2. MPF discipline helps investors rise above short-term volatility

    Posted Sep 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong The main achievement of the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) programme has been to impose investment discipline on policyholders, allowing them to benefit from the long-term growth of the market, according to Mark Konyn, chief executive at Allianz Dresdner Asset Management, one of Hong Kong's 20 MPF providers. 'Most investors tend to be attracted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/470562/mpf-discipline-helps-investors-rise-above-short-term-volatility
  3. Business - Money - FUNDS

    With fees, a little understanding goes a long way

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... deducted from a fund's net asset value. Mandatory provident funds Everyone likes to beat up on Hong Kong's mandatory retirement scheme, but investors should give the MPF its due: the funds tend to have lower fees and expenses than managed funds outside of the programme. This is partly because MPF funds get a lot of scrutiny. Fund providers were criticised in the past ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1225511/fees-little-understanding-goes-long-way
  4. Business - Money - MPF REFORM

    How to get the best MPF funds

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com Returns on MPF funds vary widely and finding a good provider can be a minefield, says Jasper Moiseiwitsch The best paid plans Thinking about changing your MPF plan? The recently implemented portability scheme gives you some freedom to move. And, as you search through fund data, you will notice there is much to choose from. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1078715/how-change-your-mpf-provider
  5. Pension in the air

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch Imagine this scenario for Hong Kong's pension scheme, known as Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF): every month investors get a single, simple statement detailing all money they have put into MPF. Their fund gains money each year- perhaps not huge amounts but enough to beat the rate of inflation. Indeed, the pension is so well funded it could plausibly take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002917/pension-air
  6. Urgent need for planning

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

    ... benefits business at HSBC Insurance, says an important part of MPF planning is to develop a clear understanding of long-term goals matched with risk appetite. He says Hong Kong has a large number ... study, conducted across 1,000 MPF members by the University of Hong Kong's Public Opinion Programme, shows that many members underestimate the income they need for retirement. Forty-four per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719446/urgent-need-planning
  7. HSBC to slash MPF management fees by 40pc

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan HSBC will introduce a 40 per cent cut in management fees for three funds under its existing MPF schemes starting from March this year. The three constituent funds include SimpleChoice, SuperTrust, and SuperTrust Plus. The new management fees for MPF Conservative Fund, Global Bond Fund and Hang Seng Index Tracking Fund under the above schemes will be lowered from 1.25-1.5 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737812/hsbc-slash-mpf-management-fees-40pc
  8. We should not give more to under-performing MPF scheme

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... should exercise fiscal responsibility. I also agree with his observation that the likely return from the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme will not adequately provide for people's retirement. However, I do not agree that we should put more of our hard-earned money into the MPF scheme for a number of reasons. The MPF was never intended to be the sole source of income for our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/624892/we-should-not-give-more-under-performing-mpf-scheme
  9. FACT FOCUS

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If you are an employee or self-employed, aged between 18 and 65 and residing and working in Hong Kong you must join an MPF scheme. Use on-line facilities to check MPF status regularly. ... Trustees in English and Chinese newspapers publish the unit price information of MPF funds. If you are changing jobs you may transfer the accrued benefits to a contribution account under a new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733237/fact-focus
  10. Investors must be more involved

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis By any standard, the HK$345 billion in contributions that has been paid into Mandatory Provident Fund is a lot of money. However, as the MPF celebrates its 10th anniversary, a large percentage of MPF contributors continue to treat their retirement investment with indifference. A recent survey conducted by FIL Investment Management (Hong Kong) revealed 55 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733238/investors-must-be-more-involved

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