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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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