GUM MPF Express : Strong Performance of HK and US Equity Funds in May: Average Per member Gains Surpasses $13,000 YTD

May 20, 2024
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Table 1: Overall performance of MPF and average return in May Half-Month (as of 15 May 2024)

IndexValueReturns for May 2024 (Half-Month)2024 YTD Return
GUM MPF Composite Index237.963.3%5.6%
GUM MPF Equity Fund Index319.654.9%8.9%
GUM MPF Mixed Asset Fund Index240.332.9%4.5%
GUM MPF Fixed Income Fund Index126.350.4%0.6%
Average MPF Gain/Loss Per Member Note 1 (HK$)+8,099+13,548

Table 2: Performance of MPF Sub-Category Funds Index with Top 2 Assets Under Management (AUM) in Each Category (as of 15 May 2024)

CategorySub-category Fund IndexReturns for May 2024 (Half-month)2024 YTD Return
Equity FundUnited States Equity Fund4.2%9.8%
Hong Kong Equity Fund7.2%10.3%
Mixed Asset FundMixed Asset Fund (>80-100% Equity)3.8%7.3%
Mixed Asset Fund (>60 – 80% Equity)3.2%5.1%
Fixed Income FundMPF Conservative Fund0.1%1.4%
Guaranteed Fund0.7%0.7%
Default Investment Strategy (DIS) FundDIS Core Accumulation Fund2.6%4.4%
DIS Age 65 Plus Fund1.4%0.2%

As of 15th May:

  • In May (Half Month), “GUM MPF Composite Index” experienced a 3.3% increase, with an average per-member gain of HKD $8,099 and a YTD total gain of HKD $13,548.
  • “GUM MPF Equity Fund Index” showed the strongest performance growth by 4.9% in May, while “GUM MPF Mixed Asset Fund Index” and ” GUM MPF Fixed Income Fund Index” also had positive returns YTD, increasing by 2.9% and 0.4% respectively.
  • “Hong Kong Equity Fund” rose by 7.2% in May, contributing to the strong performance of MPF equity funds. In addition, “US Equity Fund” also rebounded 4.2% after April’s adjustment.
  • Despite US inflation remaining at 3.4% in April, Federal Reserve Chairman Powell’s comments on maintaining high interest rates for a longer period, while expressing an unlikely scenario of a rate hike, contributed to a recovery in bond funds.
  • “MPF Conservative Fund” maintained stable returns, with a 0.1% gain in May and a YTD return of 1.4% in 2024.
  • “Default Investment Strategy (DIS) Fund” benefited from the rise in stock and bond markets. “Core Accumulation Fund” increased by 2.6% in May, with a YTD return of 4.4%. “Age 65 Plus Fund” rose by 1.4% in May, with a YTD return increase of 0.2%.


  1. Calculation based on total MPF assets HKD 1,184,728 million as of April 30 2024, and total MPF Scheme members 4,754,000 as of 31 December 2023. The latest average assets per member was HK$249,207 as of 30 April 2024. Return of GUM MPF Composite Index is as of 15 May 2024.

*The growth of all fund categories indexes is calculated by asset-weighted point-to-point growth. The data for May 2024 return is summarized from 1 May to 15 May 2024.


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