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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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui failed to declare interest, trial told

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Austin Chiu

    ... to the MPF authority that he had accepted rent-free accommodation in two SHKP flats in Happy Valley during his term as managing director of the authority between June 2000 and August 2003. During ... with the property giant. The court heard yesterday that Hui became managing director of the MPF authority in June 2000 for a term of four years. He resigned in September 2002, but stayed on until August ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - PUBLIC EYE

    I'll say it again: payout for all elderly is lunacy

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... rules. No wonder the rich are getting richer. Why aren't our legislators demanding we replace the MPF with a real pension plan? They're busy trying to give the people's money ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    New tax of up to 2.5pc proposed to fund HK$3,000 a month pension for all Hongkongers

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 07:07pm by Phila Siu, Shirley Zhao and Emily Tsang

    ... employers were already required to make MPF contributions. "Why do we need to make another contribution?" he asked. "Without a means test, [the billionaire] Li Ka-shing will also get ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Crunch time for new pension plan, says Professor Nelson Chow

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by LO WEI

    ... was the best time to discuss the issue given that the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) system had been in place for over a decade. He said the government had increased spending on welfare for the elderly ... on big pensions should not be eligible for the universal plan. The MPF began in 2000. Some critics say it does not provide enough; others say it benefits only those in work. ...


    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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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