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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - MPF

    Reduce service fees on MPF products, watchdog urges

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 01:33pm by Stuart Lau

    ... the increased use of electronic services, which has effectively lowered administrative costs, it is time service providers consider lowering the costs they charge for MPF products,” said Consumer ... their high charges and poor returns on investments. The report said the management fees of some MPF are 26 times higher than others. Lau said one idea to consider is linking administrative charges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1063163/reduce-service-fees-mpf-products-watchdog-urges
  3. News - Hong Kong

    MPF regulator moves to slash pension fees

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 07:45pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Operators of MPF pension schemes could be asked to slash administrative fees for all their funds, under reforms proposed by the pension regulator on Monday. The Mandatory ... and employees – working Hongkongers who make MPF contributions – should consolidate their different accounts with one operator. It suggested setting a ceiling for administration costs charged for fund ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1091398/mpf-regulator-moves-slash-pension-scheme-fees
  4. News - Hong Kong - INVESTMENT

    MPF fund fees vary wildly, savers warned

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan, Dennis Chong

    ... Thomas Chan and Dennis Chong Similar funds charge differently, with even a 1 percentage point variation costing people dear MPF fund fees vary wildly, savers warned The management fees of some Mandatory Provident Funds are 26 times higher than others, a watchdog's survey shows. The Consumer Council found huge variations in management fees, with the MPF fund expense ratio ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1061945/mpf-fund-fees-vary-wildly-savers-warned
  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Pension funding figures don't add up

    Posted May 29th 2014, 12:44am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp A state pension would either be paltry or would have to be funded through higher MPF payments, further undermining people's savings Pension funding figures ... Provident Fund. And the problem with the MPF is that although it nominally takes only 10 per cent out of wages, this can be up to half of personal disposable savings, money that people desperately ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1520668/pension-funding-figures-dont-add
  6. News - Hong Kong - RETIREMENT

    Rules in place to ensure clean switch of MPF funds

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Pension fund watchdog says everything is in place to prevent unfair practices if workers decide to shift their funds to new providers Rules to ensure clean mpf ... The 32,000 salespeople employed by MPF providers would be encouraging people to shift to their schemes, said Alice Law Shing-mui, executive director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1057319/rules-place-ensure-clean-switch-mpf-funds
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Milestones of the MPF scheme

    Posted Dec 15th 2004, 12:00am by Lotte Pang

    ... Lotte Pang 1995 Study into Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) conducted by a government-appointed consulting firm and release of a consultancy report in April. The Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme Ordinance is enacted in August. 1998 The Mandatory Provident Fund Authority (MPFA) is established in September to regulate and monitor the operation of the MPF scheme. 1999 Subsidiary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/482156/milestones-mpf-scheme
  10. News - Hong Kong - FINANCE

    Hong Kong's pension fund authority considers capping fees amid criticism

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of MPF fees considered Hong Kong's pension regulator is considering capping the fees of Mandatory Provident Fund providers amid concerns they are charging too much. Diana Chan Tong Chee-ching, managing director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, said yesterday the authority had appointed accounting firm Ernst & Young to carry out a study on ways to reduce MPF ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1064419/capping-mpf-fees-considered

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