Francis Chung

Final week bounds sees MPF produce 1st positive monthly return in 2022

6th June 2022 HISTORY SUGGESTS MARKETS ARE NEAR BOTTOM MPF Ratings’ May MPF Performance Survey has now been uploaded. Key points are as follows: A late May equity market rebound sees MPF record a return of 0.32% in May (as measured by the MPFR All Fund Performance Index) to modestly narrow MPF’s 2022 accumulated investment loss to approximately -$125.7bn …

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MPFA’s eMPF and sustainable investment ambitions provide solace from May’s market losses

26th May 2022 Key points are as follows: May’s estimated MPF accumulated year-to-date loss is approximately -$157bn resulting from a 5thconsecutive monthly asset value decline. May’s average MPF member loss expected to exceed -$5,900 and -$34,200 YTD. Average MPF member account balance is forecasted to fall to $228,500, a decline of -$40,400 from its peak in June 2021 ($268,900), …

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Have MPF returns bottomed?

5th May 2022 HISTORY SAYS “YES” AS EMPF AND SUSTAINABLE INVESTING PRINCIPLES OPEN UP BETTER RETURN OUTCOMES MPF Ratings’ April MPF Performance Survey has now been uploaded. MPF, as measured by the MPFR All Fund Performance Index, saw a -4.71% decline in April equivalent to monthly dollar loss of -$53.9bnand a 2022 accumulated loss of -$130.1bn or -10.54% (See Table …

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Leading MPF commentator calls for further savings incentives

19th April 2022 Tax deductions underpin strong MPF inflows MPF Ratings’ March MPF Asset Class Fund Flows Summary has now been uploaded. Key points are as follows: MPF records highest monthly and quarterly net fund inflows since the introduction of Tax Deductible Voluntary Contributions (TVC) in April 2019. March and Q1 2022 saw estimated inflows …

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MPF system produces surprise result as market uncertainties grow

14th March 2022 Latest inflow data shows strong support for MPF MPF Ratings’ February MPF Asset Class Fund Flows Summary has now been uploaded. Key points are as follows: MPF recorded exceptionally strong net fund inflows in February; totalling $5bn (See table 1); the 3rd highest monthly net inflow since 2018. February inflows were 17% …

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