EPF (KWSP)


EPF

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) announced dividend rate of 6.35 percent for the financial year ended 31st December 2013 after obtaining approval from Minister of Finance. It was the highest since year 2000 and 0.2% higher than 6.15 percent announced in 2012.

Kindly refer to “Historical Employees Provident Funds (EPF / KWSP) Dividend Rate” page for EPF dividend rate table & chart since 1952. You may want to compare it with by using EPF Dividend Calculator.

The total dividend payout stand at RM31.20 billion from RM35 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 12.81 per cent compared to RM27.45 billion recorded in 2012.

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The Malaysian Employees Provident Fund (“EPF”) was formally founded after the enactment of the Employees Provident Fund Act 1991 (Act 452), which grants employees a retirement benefits.

EPF functions by procuring at least 11% of each member’s monthly salary and additional 12% from member’s employer and storing it in a savings account.

EPF may use members saving for investments in companies deemed profitable and permissible by the organisation, from which dividends are banked to respective members’ accounts. At or after the end of the financial year, EPF shall declare dividend rate of in respect of that year with minimum rate of 2.5% per annum.

Below are the historical dividend rates (table & chart) since 1952.

Year Dividends Year Dividends Year Dividends
1952 2.50% 1974 6.60% 1995 7.50%
1953 2.50% 1975 6.60% 1996 7.70%
1954 2.50% 1976 7.00% 1997 6.70%
1955 2.50% 1977 7.00% 1998 6.70%
1956 2.50% 1978 7.00% 1999 6.84%
1957 2.50% 1979 7.25% 2000 6.00%
1958 2.50% 1980 8.00% 2001 5.00%
1959 2.50% 1981 8.00% 2002 4.25%
1960 4.00% 1982 8.00% 2003 4.50%
1961 4.00% 1983 8.50% 2004 4.75%
1962 4.00% 1984 8.50% 2005 5.00%
1963 5.00% 1985 8.50% 2006 5.15%
1964 5.25% 1986 8.50% 2007 5.80%
1965 5.50% 1987 8.00% 2008 4.50%
1966 5.50% 1988 8.00% 2009 5.65%
1967 5.50% 1989 8.00% 2010 5.80%
1968 5.75% 1990 8.00% 2011 6.00%
1969 5.75% 1991 8.00% 2012 6.15%
1970 5.75% 1992 8.00% 2013 6.35%
1971 5.80% 1993 8.00% 2014 6.75%
1972 5.85% 1994 8.00% 2015 6.40%
1973 5.85% 1995 7.50% 2016 5.70%




EPF

EPF reveals its top 30 equity investments in Bursa Malaysia quarterly since March 2010. The aim for the report is to promote greater transparency and to reassure members that investment undertaken are in the best interest of growing their retirement savings and in accordance to best practices in investment and governance.

When compared to previous quarter, the most notable change was Malayan Banking Bhd reappear in the top 30 while IJM Corp Berhad dropped.

In the same period, EPF increased their share in Alliance Financial Group Bhd & CIMB Group Holdings Berhad for 2.77 and 2.35 percent respectively and reduce holding in Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd and Telekom Malaysia Bhd by 3.29 and 1.82 percent respectively. Generally, EPF increase their investment in most of their holdings

The table below are the tops 30 Equity Investments in companies listed on Bursa Malaysia as of 30th September 2013.

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EPF

EPF reveals its top 30 equity investments in Bursa Malaysia quarterly since aarch 2010. The aim for the report is to promote greater transparency and to reassure members that investment undertaken are in the best interest of growing their retirement savings and in accordance to best practices in investment and governance.

When compared to previous quarter, the most notable change was  Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd appear on the list while Malayan Banking Bhd dropped.

In the same period, EPF increased their share in UMW Holdings Berhad for 2.36 percent and reduce holding in MBM Resources Bhd by 3.24 percent. Generally, EPF increase their investment in Plantation Sector &  reduce investment in Banking sector.
The table below are the tops 30 Equity Investments in companies listed on Bursa Malaysia as of 3th June 2013.

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EPFStarting from January 2014, Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will revise upwards the basic savings level of its members. The aim is to ensure  its members have enough savings to finance their retirement needs.

The new quantum is RM198,000 by the age of 55 compare to RM120,000 at the current level. It will be equivalent to RM820 a month for 20 years from age 55 to 75. The new rates are benchmarked against the minimum pension for public sector employees which are currently at RM820 a month. This will avoid the monthly retirement income not fall below the poverty level.

The impact to this new revision is, members will need to have more funds in their account to be eligible to withdraw for the purpose of EPF Members Investment Scheme.

The table below is the current & new Basic Savings Level for EPF members.

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