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Hongkongers see MPF gains wiped out

Hong Kong's 2.5 million employees lost HK$6 on average for every HK$100 of their pension savings last month, wiping off all gains made earlier this year.

Tuesday, 5 June, 2012, 12:00am

Meagre return for MPF in April

Funds in Hong Kong's compulsory pension scheme barely kept above water last month, with an average return on the month of 0.25 per cent.

By contrast, the Hang Seng Index gained 2.6 per cent, meaning investors could have done better if they had invested directly in the stock market.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

MPF investment accounts post 3.25pc loss

The 300 Mandatory Provident Fund investment funds recorded an average loss of 3.25 per cent last month, the first deficit in 10 months. A Lipper report shows stock funds were the worst hit, suffering a loss of 5.67 per cent, while balanced funds, which invest in both stocks and bonds, recorded a loss of 2.95 per cent. The result reflects the drop in the stock market.

3 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Equity funds top industry with 137.7pc earnings

Roaring markets and continued sophistication in the fund industry made mainland equity funds the kings of the industry last year.

10 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

MPF equity fund investors suffer 6.3pc decline

Equity funds in the Hong Kong Mandatory Provident Fund scheme fell an average 6.32 per cent last month, with Hong Kong- and mainland-focused funds posting the worst losses.

'November was quite a bad month for MPF investors, especially those holding equity funds, said Eric Wong, Hong Kong head of research at Lipper, the fund research firm.

14 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

China factor bears fruit

China-focused funds led the performance rankings last month for all funds authorised for distribution to Hong Kong retail investors, data from funds' monitor Lipper shows.

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Watching the rich get richer

The rich are getting richer - and fussier about what they do with their money. And that means wealth managers hoping to advise wealthy clients on how best to invest their assets will have to provide more tailored and targeted services.

23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

QFIIs lift stock holdings amid talk of sell-down

Select foreign institutions had increased their holdings of A shares at the end of last month, a survey by fund researcher Lipper shows, belying speculation that overseas funds have pared their positions on worries of a boom turning to bust.

29 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Foreign A-share investors begin to pull cash out

Concerns mount that values may be at dangerous levels

12 May 2007 - 12:00am



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30 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Surge in equities sparks warning

Equity funds recorded an upbeat first month of the year, continuing a half-year rally and prompting caution from analysts, who say the torrid pace of the market is likely to slow.

29 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

S&P bullish on property stocks

Standard & Poor's Asian Equity Research remains optimistic about Hong Kong property stocks despite a recent run-up in the counters that has left them looking expensive.

'These stocks are now priced ahead of their fundamentals,' associate director Christopher Lee said yesterday.

16 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

European equities a stealth bull market

The China story may be grabbing headlines around the world, but it was European equity, driven in large part by the falling dollar, which outperformed all other equity classes by a wide margin in November.

14 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Nikkei rides the signs of recovery

Giving the thumbs up to a Japanese economic recovery has proven folly for many an analyst in recent years.

Most recently Marc Faber, author of the Gloom Boom and Doom report, advised clients to sell Japanese bonds and purchase the Nikkei Index ahead of what he said could be a booming equity market lifted by global reflation.

21 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Asia-Pacific equity funds trail behind their global peers

Though regional stock markets have been touted as the cheapest in the world with the best growth prospects, Asia-Pacific equity funds underperformed their global peers last month, according to fund-tracking firm Lipper Asia.

22 Apr 2003 - 12:00am