The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) announced dividend rate of 6.75 percent for the financial year ended 31st December 2014. It was the highest since year 2000 and higher than 6.35 percent announced in 2013.
Kindly refer to “Historical Employees Provident Funds (EPF / KWSP) Dividend Rate” page for EPF dividend rate table & chart since 1952. You may want to calculate the dividend received by using EPF Dividend Calculator.
The total dividend payout stand at RM36.60 billion from RM39.08 billon investment income. The remaining are used for investment expenses, operating expenditures, statutory charges and net impairment allowance on financial assets. The payout representing an increase of 17.31 per cent compared to RM31.20 billion recorded in 2013.
Equities emerged as the largest contributor to the EPF’s gross investment income in 2014, generating RM22.91 billion of income, a increase of 17.37 per cent compared with RM19.52 billion recorded in 2013.
Loans and bonds contributed RM7.57 billion in income, compared with RM7.51 billion in 2013.
Malaysian Government Securities and equivalents recorded RM6.59 billion in income, up 6.14 per cent over the RM6.21 billion in 2013.
Money Market Instruments posted an income of RM619.65 million.
Real Estate and Infrastructure contributed RM1.39 billion in investment income in 2014, compared with RM1.14 billion the previous year.
EPF total investment assets as at 31 December 2013 stood at RM619.65 billion surpassing the half a trillion mark, up 17.63 per cent from RM526.75 billion recorded in the previous year.
For those who have EPF i-Akaun, you may see the dividend was already credited to your account.