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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Manulife follows rivals in slashing MPF fees

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for their most conservative investment options. More MPF providers, including HSBC, were expected to follow suit, market watchers said. Starting next week, the management fee for Manulife MPF Capital Preservation Fund (CPF) will be lowered by 0.5 percentage point to 1.75 per cent while the fee for its Manulife MPF Interest Fund would be reduced 0.25 percentage point to 2 per cent. The company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/609655/manulife-follows-rivals-slashing-mpf-fees
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Enjoy life by saving today

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... employees, younger workers save up for retirement by contributing to the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) and have the option to make additional contributions voluntarily. They can ask their employer to deduct the extra amount from their salary or instruct their bank to transfer the sum from their personal account to their MPF account. Some employers have set up employee benefits programmes, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005024/enjoy-life-saving-today

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