26 Sep '14, 6am

Thousands of #CPF investors could gain from new rules that have cut the cost of investing CPF money in approved funds

TENS of thousands of investors could benefit from new rules that have cut the cost of investing Central Provident Fund (CPF) money in approved funds. The CPF Board said yesterday that it will place a lower cap on the total expense ratio for unit trusts and investment-linked insurance products under the CPF Investment Scheme (CPFIS). Reductions of between 0.2 and 0.3 percentage point will be imposed, depending on the risk profile of the CPFIS funds. This will save CPF members $20 or $30 on a $10,000 investment. The new cap will apply to 233 funds - 90 unit trusts and 143 investment-linked insurance products. About half can meet the cap. The CPF Board does not have exact figures regarding the number of people who could benefit but 901,000 CPF members had invested $20.4 billion of their Ordinary Account savings at as end-June, and 402,000 had invested $5.61 billion of their S...

Full article: http://www.cpf.gov.sg/imsavvy/infohub_article.asp?readid=...

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