The Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) is a compulsory pension fund designed by the Hong Kong government as a major protection scheme for the aged and retired residents. Most employees and their employers are required to contribute monthly.
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Watchdog moves to lessen MPF risks
SCMP headline, January 26
Yes, a watchdog alright. And this watchdog, the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, keeps a very tight watch for its masters, the big bank managers of MPF money, on any threat to their thieving high fees.26 Jan 2015 - 8:21pm 5 comments
An overhaul of the Mandatory Provident Fund scheme is being readied in a bid to stop 600,000 of the city's most passive pension savers being pushed into some of the most high-risk, high-cost investment schemes in the market.26 Jan 2015 - 5:41pm 4 comments
Average overall returns for Mandatory Provident Fund schemes last year stood at 1.5 per cent, the lowest in three years, according to data company Lipper.
The return was better than the Hang Seng Index's 1.3 per cent gain for the year, but the inflation rate for the first 11 months of last year was 4.4 per cent. December's inflation figure has not yet been released.6 Jan 2015 - 1:14am
Mandatory Provident Fund schemes performed poorly last month, with the average retirement fund gaining just 0.65 per cent from the previous month and looking set to end the year on a dismal note.5 Dec 2014 - 2:18am 4 comments
Consolidation of the fragmented Mandatory Provident Fund market has finally happened and it is going to be good for our employees.11 Nov 2014 - 5:33am
The Mandatory Provident Fund reported flat earnings of 0.46 per cent last month, trailing the Hang Seng Index, failing to keep pace with inflation and on track to produce disappointing annual results, data company Lipper said yesterday.4 Nov 2014 - 9:52am
A leading Hong Kong real estate investment trust (reit) is urging authorities to ease restrictions on Mandatory Provident Fund investments in the trusts.22 Oct 2014 - 4:51am
Dying people should be able to withdraw their Mandatory Provident Fund savings more than 12 months before their projected death, the government has been told.
Proposed changes to the MPF ordinance would allow terminally ill people to withdraw their money upon providing medical documents showing they have only a year to live.8 Oct 2014 - 4:15am 1 comment
With the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority gaining public support for a low-fee "core fund", the next step is to make it work. And that means there should be only one operator of the fund.7 Oct 2014 - 3:36am 1 comment
A proposal by the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority to require all pension providers to establish a "core fund" as a cheap and simple investment option has received support from the majority of respondents to a consultation.29 Sep 2014 - 3:58am
AXA, France's largest insurer, is in advanced talks with bidders including Manulife Financial Corp to sell its pension fund unit in Hong Kong, said people with knowledge of the matter.12 Sep 2014 - 8:20am
The Mandatory Provident Fund reported a flat return of 0.63 per cent for last month, failing to even beat the inflation rate in the city and adding to pressure for the government to reform the unpopular pension scheme.3 Sep 2014 - 5:56am
The Mandatory Provident Fund reported a return of 1.3 per cent for last month, a dismal performance compared with the Hang Seng Index and given the rising inflation in the city.6 Aug 2014 - 2:37am