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Portion of EPF corpus is invested in equities: Is your EPF money safe?
Portion of EPF corpus is invested in equities: Is your EPF money safe?

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Portion of EPF corpus is invested in equities: Is your EPF money safe?

More than transparency, investors want greater control over their retirement savings.

Synopsis

EPFO started to invest 5% of fresh inflows in index ETFs from August 2015. This was raised to 10% in 2017 and later to 15% in 2018. EPFO’s maiden foray into equities initially proved bountiful but got a rude shock in March this year.

With interest rates declining steadily, most investors believe a small exposure to stocks can boost their retirement savings. Almost 61% of the respondents to an online survey said that some portion of their Provident Fund should be invested in equities for higher returns. While 25% were not sure if equity exposure would help, only 14% did not want the Provident Fund to invest in risky assets. The online survey was conducted by ET Wealth last
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