Employees Provident Fund

EPF Top 30 Equity Investments in Bursa Malaysia, Q2 2012

EPF

Every 3 months, since March 2010, EPF reveals its top 30 equity investments in Bursa Malaysia. The aim for this 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.

For Q2 2012, when compared to Q1 2012, EPF generally increase their investment in top 30 companies listed in Bursa Malaysia.

The most notable changes were TM & UMW Holdings back in the list together with MBM Resources replacing Hong Leong Bank, Axiata Group  & POS Malaysia.

In between March to June 2012, EPF had increase their share in IJM Corporation and KPJ Healthcare by more than 2 percent and trim Public Bank stake by 4 percent.

The table below are the Top 30 Equity Investments in companies listed on Bursa Malaysia as of 30th June 2012.

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EPF Top 30 Equity Investments in Bursa Malaysia, Q1 2012

EPF

Every 3 months, since March 2010, EPF reveals its top 30 equity investments in Bursa Malaysia. The aim for this 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.

For Q1 2012, when compared to December 2011, EPF increasing their share in Plantation companies such as United Plantation, Kuala Lumpur Kepong, IJM Plantation & IOI Corporation. Public Bank also emerged in the top 10.

The most notable changes were UMW Holdings,  Cycle & Carriage Bintang, SP Setia and Telekom no longer under EPF Top 30 Equity Investments. Replacing the position are Public Bank, Kencana Petroleum, POS Malaysia & IOI Corporation

The table below are the Top 30 Equity Investments in companies listed on Bursa Malaysia as of 31st March 2012.

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EPF Announced 6.0% Dividend for 2011

EPF

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) announced dividend rate of 6.00 percent for the financial year ended 31st December 2011 after obtaining approval from Minister of Finance. It was the highest for the past 10 years and 20 basis points higher than 5.80 percent announced in 2010.

Kindly refer to “Historical Employees Provident Funds (EPF / KWSP) Dividend Rate” page for EPF dividend rate table & chart since 1952.

The total dividend payout stand at RM24.47 billion from RM27.24 billon investment income.  The payout representing an increase of 13.23 per cent compared to RM21.61 billion recorded in 2010. The remaining RM2.77 billion are used for net impairment allowance on financial assets, investment expenses, operating expenditures, statutory charges and dividend on withdrawals.

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EPF Top 30 Equity Investments in Bursa Malaysia, Q4 2011

EPF

Every 3 months, since March 2010, EPF reveals its top 30 equity investments in Bursa Malaysia. The aim for this 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.

For Q4 2011, when compared to September 2011, the most notable changes are AirAsia,  Globetronics Technology, Plus Expressway and AEON no longer under EPF Top 30 Equity Investments. Replacing the position are Petronas Chemical, Axis REIT, Maybank and Hong Leong Bank.

The table below are the Top 30 Equity Investments in companies listed on Bursa Malaysia as of 31st December 2011.

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Register for Hajj with EPF Savings

EPF

As highlighted in 2012 Budgets, Employees Provident Fund (EPF) members who are Muslims and have at least RM1,300 savings in their EPF Account 1 will be able to register for the hajj with Tabung Haji (TH). The facility offered starting from 3rd January 2012.

The other eligibility criteria are, EPF members must be a Malaysian citizen or permanent resident, below 55 years old & have a savings account with TH.

This is a great facility but remember that the facility does not expedite an early date for the Hajj.

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