Tuesday, March 26, 2013

EPF to increase foreign investments up to 23% of total assets

KUALA LUMPUR (March 26, 2013): The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will continue with its aggressive stance on foreign investments by growing the portfolio to between 21% and 23% of its total assets within the next one to two years, from 17% currently its deputy CEO for investment Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan said.

Retaining women employees: Employers need to be flexible

There is constant competition for the best skills and talent to manage organisations. Women, who make up approximately half of the global population, are looked upon as assets that can help accelerate the value chain for aspiring economies. A challenge faced by organisations across the world today is to retain qualified and professional women in the workforce. Whilst there is a large pool of women entering the workforce upon graduation, only a handful remain to take up positions in the higher level management of organisations.