The Employees Provident Fund (EPF), which has performed well in its investments over the past few quarters, is expected to pay dividends of as much as 5.5 percent to 6.5 percent in the coming period, economists said.

University of Kuala Lumpur Business School economist Amy Zuhazmi said the assets under management (AUM) of the EPF Board amounted to RM1 trillion 100 billion, giving it an edge in investment choices and negotiations with external fund managers.

One Of The Challenges Of The EPF Is Balancing Domestic And Foreign Investments.

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Amy Zuhazmi also pointed out that the Malaysian economy also continued to grow last year. However, the EPF is still facing many challenges, one of which is balancing domestic and foreign investment. This is especially true in terms of capital investment to support domestic companies in expanding their profitability and supporting the country’s economy.

Mohamad Kher, a professor at the Faculty of Business and Economics at Universiti Putrajaya (UPM), pointed out that the announcement by the Aboriginal Trust Fund (ASB) to increase its dividend payout could also serve as a benchmark for the EPF to increase its dividend payout.

They also took into account the fact that the first three quarters of 2023 are quite good and there is no special drawing program, the EPF is expected to hand out a higher dividend payout rate than in previous years.

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