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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    MPF reforms bring lower fees but more changes still needed

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 02:46am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Government should keep increasing competition and force further cuts in management charges MPF reforms bring lower fees but more changes still needed The Mandatory Provident Fund ... allowed to choose the MPF providers for their own contribution instead of the boss deciding. The reform was aimed to increase competition and force fees down. One year later, statistics shows ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1353653/mpf-reforms-bring-lower-fees-more-changes-still-needed
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Plan for flat-rate monthly pension for all over-65s is proposed

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Johnny Tam

    ... support." Chow would not comment directly on whether his proposal required higher taxes. "The [social] conditions are more mature. The Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) system has been running ... the monthly pension should be over HK$4,000. Hong Kong adopted the MPF in 2000. Some critics say it does not provide enough, others say it benefits only those in work.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519826/flat-rate-monthly-pensions-all-over-65s-proposed
  10. News - Hong Kong - RETIREMENT

    MPF funds fees rising despite semi-portability scheme

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 04:24am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Costs have fallen since savers were allowed to choose their providers, but many have still increased charges, prompting call for a ceiling MPF fund fees rising despite competition Administrative fees for MPF funds have fallen since the introduction of a scheme that brought greater competition, but a significant number of funds are still raising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1343900/mpf-funds-fees-rising-despite-semi-portability-scheme

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