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  1. Call for MPF tax breaks

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The equity market downturn in the fourth quarter of last year has had a negative effect on the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) in Hong Kong, with a survey showing that Hongkongers feel ... the retirement funds of the 2.5 million Hong Kong employees in the MPF. Their investments lost an average of 8.41 per cent in that time. It was the second-worst performance since the launch of the scheme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989698/call-mpf-tax-breaks
  2. 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
  3. Employees require investment incentives

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis Viewed by the government as an important cornerstone of Hong Kong's retirement planning processes, the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF), which has about HK$350 billion under management, is still regarded with indifference by many employees who make their monthly contributions. Last year's Towers Watson MPF Survey revealed that while most employees believe present ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742450/employees-require-investment-incentives
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Fatca dealt with, but clones of tax evasion law may emerge

    Posted May 12th 2014, 10:28am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Mainland version of US tax law would have broader implications for compliance efforts City's MPF escapes Fatca, but similar tax nets looming Fund houses and insurers in Hong ... with Fatca would face a 30 per cent withholding tax on their US-sourced income. So even Hong Kong's MPF, which manages retirement funds for 2.4 million employees in the city, of whom ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1510412/fatca-dealt-clones-tax-evasion-law-may-emerge
  7. 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
  8. 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
  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. 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 ... 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, the union found. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1317017/mpf-funds-yielding-returns-less-inflation

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