Investors see wrong risk in retirement planning

Investment chiefs warn the biggest risk Hong Kong''s pension members are facing is inflation.

For a financial capital that was introduced to managed investments more than three decades ago, the popularity of managed investment in Hong Kong is low compared to other financial centres in the region. Take fund investment using monthly saving plans as an example. There are 10,000 investors in Hong Kong putting away a fixed amount of money each month to buy unit trusts under an investment plan, according to figures provided by JF Asset Management, a Hong Kong-based manager. The figure is 640,000 in Taiwan, despite the fact its population of 20 million-odd is only three times to that of Hong Kong's.

A recent survey from the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association HKIFA...

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