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Multiple records broken as MPF climbs back above $1 trillion

5th December 2022 Despite the system’s rebound annual losses still total $190bn MPF Ratings’ November MPF Performance Survey has now been uploaded. Key points are as follows: Led by Hong Kong/China equity’s best monthly performance in MPF’s history, November saw MPF break several records as returns rebound strongly. While releasing its latest performance survey, MPF …

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Impact of 13 year low cannot be underestimated

26th October 2022 Local equity performance is MPF’s key wealth factor Key points are as follows: MPF’s October estimated aggregate investment loss at the time of writing is approximately -$27bn (or -$5,900 per MPF’s 4.57m MPF members) taking the system’s estimated year-to-date loss to approximately -$286bn, or -$62,400 per MPF member. After factoring in MPF …

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MPF attracts strong support despite falling below $1tr

17th October 2022 Inflow data suggests members expect further interest rate hikes MPF Ratings’ September quarter MPF Asset Class Fund Flows Summary has now been uploaded. Key points are as follows: As previously reported, MPF’s accumulated 2022 YTD loss is approximately -21.48% while total assets have fallen below the $1tr level to approximately $965bn. The …

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MPF falls below $1 trillion

6th October 2022 September’s equities declines highlight the importance of diversification MPF Ratings’ September MPF Performance Survey has now been uploaded. Key points are as follows: Following a September MPF monthly investment loss of -$82.1 billion, MPF’s quarterly and year-to-date losses have ballooned to -$106.2 billion and -$258.9 billion respectively. Monthly, quarterly and Year-to-date paper …

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New “Value for Money” disclosures set to benefit MPF members

15th September 2022 Requirements raise accountability and is industry best practice according to leading MPF commentator Key points are as follows: MPF regulator, the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA), announces proposal to enhance transparency of governance reporting. Notably, Governance Reports are to be signed off by Trustee boards and made public on MPFA and …

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European currency’s 20-year low highlights the need for diversification

25th August 2022 Macro uncertainties stall MPF recovery Key points are as follows: August’s estimated MPF investment loss at the time of writing is -$20.5bn (or -$4,500 per MPF’s 4.59m MPF members). Year-to-date losses, are estimated to be approximately -$174.3bn, or -$38,000 per MPF member. After factoring in MPF contributions, August’s average MPF member account …

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8.9% US equity return reinforces critical MPF lesson

3rd August 2022 Key points are as follows: MPF’s Equity Fund (US) category produces best monthly returns since November 2020. Supported by a rebound in European and US equities MPF records only a modest investment loss of -0.10% (as measured by the MPFR All Fund Performance Index) or approximately -$1.1bn (or -$200 per MPF’s 4.59m MPF members) in July. …

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