2017 Subsidized Schools Provident Fund

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Subsidized Schools Provident Fund

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Annual Report 2017

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OTHER INFORMATION

Funds Section Education Bureau

Ms LAM Wing-hop, Sandy Senior Accounting Officer

Room 1517, 15/F Wu Chung House 213 Queen’s Road East

Wanchai Hong Kong

Secretary

Ms HON Hin-yan Education Officer

School Administration Division Education Bureau

5/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices 2 Tim Mei Avenue

Tamar Hong Kong

Treasurer

Ms LEUNG Yin-fun, Fanny

Assistant Director of Accounting Services The Treasury

Room 2701, 27/F, Immigration Tower 7 Gloucester Road

Wanchai Hong Kong

Auditor

Mr David SUN, GBS, JP Director of Audit

26/F, Immigration Tower 7 Gloucester Road Wanchai

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CONTENTS PAGE

Foreword 1

Board of Control 4

Investment Sub-committee 7

Chairman’s Report 9

Treasurer’s Report 12

Number of Contributors (2008 – 2017) 18

Dividend Declared and Investment Return (2008 – 2017) 19

Net Assets (2008 – 2017) 20

Spread of Net Assets 21

Report of the Director of Audit 22

Balance Sheet 25

Income and Expenditure Account 26

Reserve Fund 27

Statement of Changes in Net Assets Available for Benefits 28

Statement of Cash Flows 29

Notes to the Financial Statements 30

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FOREWORD

The Fund

The Subsidized Schools Provident Fund (The Fund) is governed by the Subsidized Schools Provident Fund Rules under Section 85 of the Education Ordinance (Cap. 279).

The Fund is a defined contribution retirement scheme established to provide for payments upon retirement, resignation, dismissal, termination of contract or death of contributors.

Contributors refer to teachers in subsidized schools and also, with effect from 19 May 2000, teachers in Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) schools who contribute to the Fund.

Board of Control

The complete administration and control of the Fund, subject to the Fund Rules, is vested in the Board of Control, the composition of which is as follows :

Chairman : elected from among the 18 other members Vice-chairman : elected from among the 18 other members Permanent Secretary for Education or his representative

Director of Accounting Services or his representative Eighteen other members :

(a) 4 appointed by the Subsidized Primary Schools Council,

(b) 4 appointed by the Hong Kong Subsidized Secondary Schools Council,

(c) 1 appointed by the Hong Kong Special Schools Council,

(d) 4 elected from the representatives of teachers of the subsidized primary schools,

(e) 4 elected from the representatives of teachers of the subsidized secondary schools, and

(f) 1 elected from the representatives of teachers of the special schools.

Meetings of the Board of Control

The Board holds an annual general meeting to receive and consider the annual financial statements of the Fund and to declare the annual dividend for contributors. It

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Contributors’ contributions and the matching donations from the Government and DSS schools are made monthly to the Fund according to the following scale as a percentage of a contributor’s basic salary, including any approved allowance:

No. of years of continuous contributory service

Teacher’s contribution

Donations from the Government and

DSS schools

% %

Less than 10 5 5

10 to less than 15 5 10

15 or more 5 15

Benefits

Contributors are entitled to a lump sum payment when they cease to be contributors to the Fund. Subject to certain exceptions laid down in the Fund Rules, the amount of payment is determined as follows:

Length of contributory service Benefits

10 years or more All accumulated contributions and donations from the Government and DSS schools and dividends thereon.

5 years to less than 10 years All accumulated contributions and dividends thereon and 10% of the donations from the Government and DSS schools and dividends thereon for each complete year of contributory service.

Less than 5 years All accumulated contributions and dividends thereon.

Statement of provident fund account balance

Each contributor is provided by the Treasurer of the Fund with a statement of provident fund account in September and March each year. These statements show the balance standing to the credit of each contributor’s account at the previous 31 August and 28 February (or 29 February as appropriate) respectively. The March statement incorporates the latest annual dividend declared by the Board for the year ended the previous 31 August. The supervisor of each school also maintains a provident fund

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Payments to outgoing contributors

Except for the peak months of August and September, payments of benefits to the outgoing contributors are made by the Fund within 23 working days from the date of receipt of the outgoing contributor’s application by the Permanent Secretary for Education or the effective date of ceasing to be a teacher, whichever is later. Payments are made by the Fund within 28 working days for the two peak months. Both pledges are subject to the condition that the withdrawal application is correctly completed by the outgoing contributor.

Investment Management

The day-to-day management of the Fund is the responsibility of the Treasurer who is appointed by the Director of Accounting Services under rule 5(4) of the Subsidized Schools Provident Fund Rules. The investment functions are the responsibility of the Board of Control which formulates the investment strategies of the Fund within the investment framework approved by the Financial Secretary. All sum considered by the Board to be surplus to the normal cash requirements of the Fund may at the direction of the Board be invested by the Treasurer as well as external investment managers who are appointed by the Board with the approval of the Financial Secretary.

An Investment Sub-committee is formed by the Board and meets every quarter to : (a) review the investments made and to verify that they were made within the

approved framework and strategy of the Fund,

(b) interview investment managers regarding their performance and obtain their views on various financial markets, and

(c) discuss and formulate investment strategies for recommendations to the Board of Control.

Accounts and audit

Apart from his other duties described in the Fund Rules, the Treasurer maintains proper accounts and records of all transactions of the Fund and prepares the annual financial statements for audit by the Director of Audit. The audited financial statements together with the auditor’s report are placed before the Board at the annual general meeting.

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BOARD OF CONTROL

Back Row

(From Left to Right)

Front Row

(From Left to Right)

1. Mr WONG Yuen-ho 1. Mr CHENG Sau-leung, Don

2. Mr FUNG Ka-chun, Chris 2. Mr FUNG Suk-kai

3. Mr CHEUNG Fu-wing 3. Mr TAM Kim-hung

4. Mr CHAN Chi-wai, Ringo 4. Mr LEUNG Tsz-wing, Dennis 5. Mr LAU Chun-hung 5. Mr LAM Yat-fung, James 6. Mr WONG Ting-hong 6. Mr SIU Man-tat, Martin

7. Ms CHAN Siu-ping 7. Ms LEUNG Yin-fun, Fanny (Treasurer)

8. Ms HO Kit-ying 8. Ms TSANG Bik-har

9. Ms HON Hin-yan 9. Mr WONG Kwan-bo, Remy

Not in the picture

1. Mr CHAN Chi-yuen, Stanley

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SUBSIDIZED SCHOOLS PROVIDENT FUND BOARD OF CONTROL

1.9.2016 – 31.8.2017

Chairman

Mr TAM Kim-hung True Light Girls’ College SC

Vice-Chairman

Mr CHOI Yu-lung, Henry Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School ES

Members

Mr AU YEUNG Ka-keung CCC Rotary Secondary School SC

Mr CHAN Chi-yuen, Stanley Po Leung Kuk Vicwood K.T. Chong No.2 Primary School

PC Mr CHEUK Tak-kan, Paul Tung Wan Mok Law Shui Wah School ESP

Mr CHEUNG Fu-wing GCEPSA Whampoa Primary School EP

Mr FOK Lap-tak Aplichau Kaifong Primary School EP

Mr FUNG Ka-chun, Chris HHCKLA Buddhist Wong Cho Sum School EP

Mr FUNG Suk-kai Catholic Mission School EP

Ms HO Kit-ying PLK Lee Shing Pik College ES

Mr HO Wing-chung Laichikok Catholic Primary School PC

Mr KWOK Man-leung Buddhist Yip Kei Nam Memorial College SC Mr KWONG Yiu-chung S.T.F.A. Wu Siu Kui Memorial Primary School PC

Mr LAM Yat-fung, James Lions College SC

Mr LEUNG Tsz-wing, Dennis SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School ES

Mr SHAO Yan-kit Tsang Pik Shan Secondary School ES

Ms TSANG Bik-har PLK Wong Wing Shu Primary School PC

Mr WONG Kwan-bo, Remy Ebenezer School SP

Ms HON Hin-yan Representative of Permanent Secretary for Education and Secretary to the Board

Mr SIU Man-tat, Martin Director of Accounting Services

Note

PC Appointed by Subsidized Primary Schools Council

SC Appointed by Hong Kong Subsidized Secondary Schools Council SP Appointed by Hong Kong Special Schools Council

EP Elected teacher representatives of subsidized primary schools

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BOARD OF CONTROL

From 1.9.2017

Chairman

Mr LAM Yat-fung, James Lions College SC

Vice-Chairman

Mr LEUNG Tsz-wing, Dennis SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School ES

Members

Mr CHAN Chi-wai, Ringo Buddhist Mau Fung Memorial College SC

Mr CHAN Chi-yuen, Stanley Po Leung Kuk Vicwood K.T. Chong No.2 Primary School PC

Ms CHAN Siu-ping Ko Lui Secondary School ES

Mr CHENG Sau-leung, Don Hong Kong Juvenile Care Centre Chan Nam Cheong Memorial School ESP

Mr CHEUNG Fu-wing GCEPSA Whampoa Primary School EP

Ms CHUNG Lai-kam

(From 2.1.2018) Po Kok Primary School PC

Mr FUNG Ka-chun, Chris HHCKLA Buddhist Wong Cho Sum School EP

Mr FUNG Suk-kai Catholic Mission School EP

Ms HO Kit-ying PLK Lee Shing Pik College ES

Mr HO Wing-chung

(Up to 1.1.2018) Laichikok Catholic Primary School PC

Mr KAM Wing-tim

(From 2.1.2018) SKH St. John's Primary School PC

Mr KWONG Yiu-chung

(Up to 1.1.2018) S.T.F.A. Wu Siu Kui Memorial Primary School PC

Mr LAU Chun-hung LST Yu Kan Hing Secondary School SC

Mr TAM Kim-hung True Light Girls’ College SC

Ms TSANG Bik-har PLK Wong Wing Shu Primary School PC

Mr WONG Kwan-bo, Remy Ebenezer School SP

Mr WONG Ting-hong Cotton Spinners Association Secondary School ES

Mr WONG Yuen-ho Man Kiu Association Primary School EP

Ms HON Hin-yan Representative of Permanent Secretary for Education and Secretary to the Board

Mr SIU Man-tat, Martin (Up to 2.1.2018)

Director of Accounting Services

Mr WONG Shing-hei, Charlix (From 3.1.2018)

Director of Accounting Services

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SUBSIDIZED SCHOOLS PROVIDENT FUND INVESTMENT SUB-COMMITTEE

1.9.2016 – 31.8.2017

Chairman

Mr KWOK Man-leung Buddhist Yip Kei Nam Memorial College

Members

Mr AU YEUNG Ka-keung CCC Rotary Secondary School

Mr CHAN Chi-yuen, Stanley Po Leung Kuk Vicwood K.T. Chong No.2 Primary School Mr CHEUK Tak-kan, Paul Tung Wan Mok Law Shui Wah School

Mr CHEUNG Fu-wing GCEPSA Whampoa Primary School

Mr CHOI Yu-lung, Henry Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School Mr FOK Lap-tak Aplichau Kaifong Primary School

Mr FUNG Ka-chun, Chris HHCKLA Buddhist Wong Cho Sum School Mr FUNG Suk-kai Catholic Mission School

Ms HO Kit-ying PLK Lee Shing Pik College Mr HO Wing-chung Laichikok Catholic Primary School

Mr KWONG Yiu-chung S.T.F.A. Wu Siu Kui Memorial Primary School Mr LAM Yat-fung, James Lions College

Mr LEUNG Tsz-wing, Dennis SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School Mr SHAO Yan-kit Tsang Pik Shan Secondary School

Mr TAM Kim-hung True Light Girls’ College

Ms TSANG Bik-har PLK Wong Wing Shu Primary School Mr WONG Kwan-bo, Remy Ebenezer School

Mr SIU Man-tat, Martin Director of Accounting Services

Treasurer

Ms LEUNG Yin-fun, Fanny Assistant Director of Accounting Services

Secretary

Ms KAI Man-man, Stella (Up to 20.11.2016)

Treasury Accountant

Ms TSE Yuk-lin, Cathy

(From to 21.11.2016) Treasury Accountant

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INVESTMENT SUB-COMMITTEE

From 1.9.2017

Chairman Mr TAM Kim-hung True Light Girls’ College

Members

Mr CHAN Chi-wai, Ringo Buddhist Mau Fung Memorial College

Mr CHAN Chi-yuen, Stanley Po Leung Kuk Vicwood K.T. Chong No.2 Primary School Ms CHAN Siu-ping Ko Lui Secondary School

Mr CHENG Sau-leung, Don Hong Kong Juvenile Care Centre Chan Nam Cheong Memorial School

Mr CHEUNG Fu-wing GCEPSA Whampoa Primary School Mr FUNG Ka-chun, Chris HHCKLA Buddhist Wong Cho Sum School Mr FUNG Suk-kai Catholic Mission School

Ms HO Kit-ying PLK Lee Shing Pik College Mr KAM Wing-tim

(From 2.1.2018)

SKH St. John's Primary School

Mr KWONG Yiu-chung (Up to 1.1.2018)

S.T.F.A. Wu Siu Kui Memorial Primary School

Mr LAM Yat-fung, James Lions College

Mr LAU Chun-hung LST Yu Kan Hing Secondary School

Mr LEUNG Tsz-wing, Dennis SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School Ms TSANG Bik-har PLK Wong Wing Shu Primary School Mr WONG Kwan-bo, Remy Ebenezer School

Mr WONG Ting-hong Cotton Spinners Association Secondary School Mr WONG Yuen-ho Man Kiu Association Primary School

Mr SIU Man-tat, Martin (Up to 2.1.2018)

Director of Accounting Services

Mr WONG Shing-hei, Charlix (From 3.1.2018)

Director of Accounting Services

Treasurer

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CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

(Amounts expressed in millions of Hong Kong dollars, unless otherwise stated.) Dividend

I am pleased to report that at the annual general meeting held on 25 January 2018, the Board of Control (BoC) declared a guaranteed dividend of 5% for contributors for the year ended 31 August 2017.

Contributors’ Account

During the year, 1,565 new contributors joined the Fund and 1,543 withdrew from it.

These figures include 11 transfers in from and 16 transfers out to the Grant Schools Provident Fund. The total number of contributors increased by 22 or 0.06% to 36,254.

The balance of the contributors’ account increased by HK$3,700.2 million or 5.72% to HK$68,375.0 million. The service profile of contributors who withdrew from the Fund during the year was as follows:

2017 2016

Below 10 years 39% 39%

10 to 15 years 8% 7%

Above 15 years 53% 54%

Net Assets and Management Cost

As at 31 August 2017, the net assets of the Fund amounted to HK$83,956.0 million.

The cost of managing the Fund by way of supervision fee paid to Government, fees of investment managers, fees of custodians and investment transaction costs was HK$167.2 million - equivalent to 0.20% of the Fund’s net assets.

Major Activities of the Board of Control

At the annual general meeting held on 19 January 2017, the BoC adopted the annual statement of accounts of the Fund and declared a dividend of 5% for the year ended 31 August 2016.

The BoC also approved the following matters during the year ended 31 August 2017:

(a) the Fund’s investment plan for the year; and (b) the Fund’s supervision fee budget for the year.

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Vote of Thanks

Mr AU YEUNG Ka-keung, Mr CHEUK Tak-kan, Paul, Mr CHOI Yu-lung, Henry, Mr FOK Lap-tak, Mr KWOK Man-leung, and Mr SHAO Yan-kit ceased to be members of the BoC at the end of the year. On behalf of the BoC, I thank them for their invaluable contributions to the work of the BoC in the past year.

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Financial Highlights for the year ended 31 August 2017

2017 2016 Changes

Contributors’ Account (a) 68,375.0 64,674.8 +5.72%

Net Assets (b) 83,956.0 74,143.8 +13.23%

Management Cost

(as a percentage of net assets)

167.2 (0.20%)

150.0 (0.20%) Reserve Level at year end (%)

- before the year’s dividend [(b)-(a)]/(a) above

22.79 14.64

- after the year’s dividend 16.95 9.19

Investment Return for the year (%) 12.74 6.84

Total Dividend Declared (%) 5.00 5.00

Number of Contributors 36,254 36,232 +0.06%

Performance Indicator

2017 2016

Proportion of cases of withdrawal paid within 23 working days for October to July, or 28 working days for peak months of August and September

99.92% 99.72%

LAM Yat-fung, James

Chairman Board of Control

Subsidized Schools Provident Fund

25 January 2018

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SUBSIDIZED SCHOOLS PROVIDENT FUND

TREASURER’S REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 AUGUST 2017 (Amounts expressed in millions of Hong Kong dollars, unless otherwise stated.)

1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

The financial statements of the Fund have been drawn up in accordance with accounting treatments stipulated in the Fund Rules and accounting principles generally accepted in Hong Kong.

2. FINANCIAL RESULTS

(i) Overall Surplus

The Fund recorded an overall surplus of HK$9,321.6 million for the year as follows:

Operating surplus 1,541.5

Net realised and revaluation gains 7,780.1

Overall surplus 9,321.6

(ii) Investment Return

The overall surplus represented an investment return of 12.74%

(2016: overall surplus of 6.84%) of the Fund for the year.

(iii) Asset Cover/Reserve Level - Before the year’s dividend

The financial strength of a defined-contribution scheme is measured in terms of its asset cover (or reserve level), i.e. the adequacy of its assets to meet the benefits payable to scheme members.

The Fund’s net assets covered its liability (represented by the year-end balance of the contributors’ account before provision for the year’s dividend) by 1.23 times, providing a reserve level of 22.79% as follows:

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Net Assets (a) 83,956.0 Less: Contributors’ Account (b) 68,375.0

(before the year’s dividend)

Reserve (c) 15,581.0

Asset Cover (a)/(b) 1.23 times (2016: 1.15 times) Reserve Level (c)/(b) 22.79% (2016: 14.64%)

3. DIVIDEND CALCULATION FOR THE YEAR

The Board has agreed to determine each year’s annual dividend on the basis of the level of reserve held by the Fund at year end and the investment return actually achieved on the Fund’s assets during the year by way of a dividend formula.

The dividend formula comprises two components:

〈--- (a) ---〉 〈--- (b) ---〉

(Reserve Level - 40%) ÷ (1 + 40%) + (Fund Return × Adjusted Reserve Level) where Reserve Level refers to Pre-dividend Reserve Level and the total dividend is subject to a minimum of 5%.

(a) - provides for releasing the excess over the target Pre-dividend Reserve Level of 40%. This component will be zero if the Reserve Level is 40% or less.

(b) - provides for releasing a portion of investment return based on the Reserve Level. If the Reserve Level is 40% or less, then the Adjusted Reserve Level is simply the Reserve Level. If the Reserve Level is above 40%, then the Adjusted Reserve Level is 40%.

The dividend formula comes up with a dividend rate of 2.90%. Since the calculated annual dividend is below 5%, the dividend for this year shall be the guaranteed 5%. The dividend calculation has been audited by the Director of Audit.

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4. DECLARATION OF THE GUARANTEED DIVIDEND AND TRANSFER FROM THE RESERVE FUND

I recommend that the Board:

(a) transfer a sum of HK$1,872.5 million from the Reserve Fund to the Income and Expenditure Account in accordance with rule 11(3) of the Subsidized Schools Provident Fund Rules, and

(b) declare a guaranteed dividend of HK$3,414.0 million out of the Income and Expenditure Account which will be distributed as follows: -

(i) a credit of 5% in respect of each contributor’s account which is open for the entire financial year commencing 1 September 2016 as the guaranteed dividend in accordance with rule 12(1), and

(ii) a credit of pro rata dividend in respect of each contributor’s account

which is not open for the entire financial year commencing 1 September 2016 in accordance with rule 14.

The above appropriations have been incorporated in the financial statements.

5. DIVIDEND YIELD

Based on the average size of the contributors’ accounts during the year, the total dividend of 5% represents a dividend yield to contributors of 5.13% (2016:

5.11%).

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6. ASSET COVER/RESERVE LEVEL - After the year’s dividend

After provision for the total dividend of 5% for the year, the asset cover of the Fund stood at 1.17 times and the level of reserve at 16.95% as follows:

Net Assets (a) 83,956.0

Less:

Contributors’ Account

(after the year’s dividend):

Contributors’ Account 68,375.0

Provision for the year’s dividend 3,414.0

(b) 71,789.0

Reserve (c) 12,167.0

Asset Cover (a)/(b) 1.17 times (2016: 1.09 times) Reserve Level (c)/(b) 16.95% (2016: 9.19%)

7. INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE AND CRITERIA

The Fund’s investment objective is to maximise the recurrent and capital returns on the Fund assets and at the same time observe the principle of prudence.

The Fund is governed by an investment framework approved by the Financial Secretary. The framework sets down broad limits for various classes of investment and defines the quality or credit rating of individual types of securities permitted for investment. All investment decisions of the Fund are made within this framework.

8. INVESTMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

Each year the Board of Control approves an annual investment plan consistent with the Fund’s investment objective. The investment performance of the Fund is then monitored through the Investment Sub-committee which meets on a quarterly basis to review investment reports prepared by the Treasurer and to interview the Fund’s external investment managers.

Investment of funds is the responsibilities of the Treasurer and the Fund’s external investment managers. The Treasurer has the additional responsibility of providing investment guidelines to the investment managers and, with the assistance of the custodians, ensuring that their activities are in compliance with these guidelines.

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9. INVESTMENTS

As at 31 August 2017, the Fund’s investment portfolios amounted to HK$83,429.4 million of which HK$73,215.6 million or 87.76% was placed under the management of external investment managers. The distribution of the investments in proportion terms was as follows:

Investments

Managed by Treasurer

Managed by Investment

Managers Overall

% % %

Equity securities listed in Hong Kong - 21.40 21.40 Debt securities denominated in Hong

Kong dollar - 9.83 9.83

Hong Kong dollar fixed deposits 8.52 8.52 Equity securities listed outside Hong

Kong - 36.34 36.34

Debt securities denominated in currencies other than Hong Kong dollar

19.93 19.93

Fixed deposits denominated in currencies other than Hong Kong dollar

3.72 3.72 Call deposits and balances with

custodians denominated in currencies other than Hong Kong dollar

- 0.29 0.29

Trading financial instruments

- assets - 0.04 0.04

- liabilities - (0.07) (0.07)

12.24 87.76 100.00

The Fund’s external investment managers were as follows:

Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited BOCHK Asset Management Limited BlackRock Financial Management, Inc First State Investments (Hong Kong) Limited Hang Seng Investment Management Limited

HSBC Global Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited MFS International (U.K.) Limited

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The ten single largest securities holdings in the Fund’s investment portfolios were:

Equities

Tencent Holdings Limited 2,009.1

HSBC Holdings plc 1,989.3

AIA Group Limited 953.8

China Construction Bank Corporation Limited 807.8

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited 665.3

China Mobile Limited 565.4

Amazon.com, Inc. 515.7

Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. 512.1

Bank of China Limited 445.4

Facebook, Inc. 419.1

10. AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

The financial statements of the Fund for the year ended 31 August 2017 have been audited by the Director of Audit. The audited financial statements together with the auditor’s report will be placed before the Board at the annual general meeting to be held on 25 January 2018.

LEUNG Yin-fun, Fanny

Treasurer Subsidized Schools Provident Fund

16 January 2018

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S U B S ID IZ E D S C H O O L S P R O V ID E N T F U N D

95536,884 36,709 36,470 36,601 36,42436,385 36,444 36,232 36,254 008200920102011201220132014201520162017

Nu m b e r of Con tr ib u tor s as at 31 Au gu st 2008 to 2017

Year

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SU B S ID IZ E D S C HOOL S P R OV ID E N T F U N D

5.00 5.005.005.00 5.005.005.005.00 5.005.00 -4.38 -5.00

5.56

6.86 2.26

6.64

10.41 -3.03

6.84

12.74 -10-50510

15 2008200920102011201220132014201520162017

Dividend declared Investment Return

D iv ide nd D e c lar e d a nd In v e st m e nt R e tu r n

% TE: Dividend declared is the dividend by way of a percentage of the account of each contributor as at 31 August of the relevant year as declared by the Board of Control. (With effect from 1998,pro rata dividend will be credited to each contributor's account which is not open for the entire financial year.)

Year Ended31 August

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S U B S ID IZ ED S C H O O L S P R O V ID EN T F U N D

56,748 53,71156,409

59,82761,440

64,675

71,395 69,535

74,144

83,956 2008200920102011201220132014201520162017

Ne t As se ts as at 31 Au gu st 2008 to 2017

n Year

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SUBSIDIZED SCHOOLS PROVIDENT FUND Spread of Net Assets as at 31 August 2017

Equity securities listed in Hong Kong HK$17,854 million (21.27%) (2016: 18.87%)

Debt securities denominated in Hong Kong dollar HK$8,202 million (9.77%) (2016: 11.28%)

Equity securities listed outside Hong Kong HK$30,319 million (36.11%) (2016: 33.72%) TOTAL: HK$83,956 million

(2016: HK$74,144 million)

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Debt securities denominated in currencies other than

Hong Kong dollar HK$16,626 million (19.80%) (2016: 22.52%)

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Report of the Director of Audit

Independent Auditor’s Report

To the Board of Control, Subsidized Schools Provident Fund

Opinion

I certify that I have audited the financial statements of the Subsidized Schools Provident Fund set out on pages 25 to 48, which comprise the balance sheet as at 31 August 2017, and the income and expenditure account, reserve fund, statement of changes in net assets available for benefits and statement of cash flows for the year then ended, and notes to the financial statements, including a summary of significant accounting policies.

In my opinion, the financial statements of the Subsidized Schools Provident Fund are prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with rule 16(1) of the Subsidized Schools Provident Fund Rules made under section 85 of the Education Ordinance (Cap. 279) and the accounting policies set out in note 2 to the financial statements.

Basis for opinion

I conducted my audit in accordance with rule 16(2) of the Subsidized Schools Provident Fund Rules and the Audit Commission auditing standards. My responsibilities under those standards are further described in the Auditor’s responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements section of my report. I am independent of the Subsidized Schools Provident Fund in accordance with those standards, and I have fulfilled my other ethical responsibilities in accordance with those standards. I believe that the audit evidence I have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for my opinion.

Responsibilities of the Treasurer, Subsidized Schools Provident Fund for the

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Provident Fund Rules and the accounting policies set out in note 2 to the financial statements, and for such internal control as the Treasurer, Subsidized Schools Provident Fund determines is necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

In preparing the financial statements, the Treasurer, Subsidized Schools Provident Fund is responsible for assessing in conjunction with the Board of Control, Subsidized Schools Provident Fund the ability of the Subsidized Schools Provident Fund to continue as a going concern, disclosing, as applicable, matters related to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting.

Auditor’s responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements

My objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditor’s report that includes my opinion. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance, but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with the Audit Commission auditing standards will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if, individually or in the aggregate, they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of these financial statements.

As part of an audit in accordance with the Audit Commission auditing standards, I exercise professional judgment and maintain professional skepticism throughout the audit. I also:

— identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error, design and perform audit procedures responsive to those risks, and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for my opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error, as fraud may involve collusion, forgery, intentional omissions, misrepresentations, or the override of internal control;

— obtain an understanding of internal control relevant to the audit in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Subsidized Schools Provident Fund’s internal control;

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of accounting estimates and related disclosures made by the Treasurer, Subsidized Schools Provident Fund; and

— conclude on the appropriateness of the Treasurer, Subsidized Schools Provident Fund’s use of the going concern basis of accounting and, based on the audit evidence obtained, whether a material uncertainty exists related to events or conditions that may cast significant doubt on the Subsidized Schools Provident Fund’s ability to continue as a going concern. If I conclude that a material uncertainty exists, I am required to draw attention in my auditor’s report to the related disclosures in the financial statements or, if such disclosures are inadequate, to modify my opinion. My conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to the date of my auditor’s report. However, future events or conditions may cause the Subsidized Schools Provident Fund to cease to continue as a going concern.

David Sun Audit Commission

Director of Audit 26th Floor

Immigration Tower

7 Gloucester Road

16 January 2018 Wanchai, Hong Kong

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SUBSIDIZED SCHOOLS PROVIDENT FUND

BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31 AUGUST 2017

(Expressed in millions of Hong Kong dollars)

2017 2016

Note ASSETS

Cash at banks 287.6 320.7

Investments:

Deposits with banks and other 4 10,451.9 9,695.6

financial institutions

Securities 5 73,001.3 64,048.3

Trading financial instruments 6 32.1 45.8

Receivables and other assets 7 572.8 422.4

LIABILITIES

Trading financial instruments 6 (55.9) (16.9)

Payables and other liabilities 8 (333.8) (372.1)

NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS 83,956.0 74,143.8

Representing:

Contributors’ account 9 68,375.0 64,674.8

Reserve fund 10 12,167.0 6,239.0

Provision for guaranteed dividend 11 3,414.0 3,230.0

83,956.0 74,143.8

The notes on pages 30 to 48 form part of these financial statements.

LEUNG Yin-fun, Fanny LAM Yat-fung, James

Treasurer Chairman

Board of Control Subsidized Schools Provident Fund

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SUBSIDIZED SCHOOLS PROVIDENT FUND

INCOME AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 AUGUST 2017

(Expressed in millions of Hong Kong dollars)

2017 2016 Note

INCOME

Interest income 12 684.2 681.6

Dividend income 13 1,022.6 934.9

Other income 14 1.9 40.2

1,708.7 1,656.7

EXPENDITURE

Supervision fee 15 (20.0) (19.5)

Fees for investment managers (117.5) (105.9)

Fees for custodians (14.2) (13.8)

Investment transaction costs (13.8) (9.7)

Other operating expenses (1.7) (1.1)

(167.2) (150.0) OPERATING SURPLUS FOR THE YEAR 1,541.5 1,506.7

PROPOSED APPROPRIATION FROM 18 1,872.5 1,723.3

RESERVE FUND

PROVISION FOR GUARANTEED DIVIDEND 11 (3,414.0) (3,230.0)

BALANCE AT THE END OF THE YEAR

The notes on pages 30 to 48 form part of these financial statements.

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SUBSIDIZED SCHOOLS PROVIDENT FUND

RESERVE FUND FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 AUGUST 2017

(Expressed in millions of Hong Kong dollars)

2017 2016 Note

Unclaimed contributors’ account balance 16 0.1

Donations and dividends transferred from 17 21.2 20.3

contributors’ account

Net realised and revaluation gains/(losses) on:

- securities 7,879.1 3,223.5

- trading financial instruments (132.8) (61.0)

- cash and deposits with banks and other 33.8 (13.7)

financial institutions

7,780.1 3,148.8

Proposed appropriation to income and 18 (1,872.5) (1,723.3)

expenditure account

Dividends under-provided in previous year (0.9) (1.6)

5,928.0 1,444.2

Balance brought forward from previous year 6,239.0 4,794.8

BALANCE CARRIED FORWARD 12,167.0 6,239.0

The notes on pages 30 to 48 form part of these financial statements.

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SUBSIDIZED SCHOOLS PROVIDENT FUND

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 AUGUST 2017

(Expressed in millions of Hong Kong dollars)

2017 2016

Note

OPERATING SURPLUS FOR THE YEAR 1,541.5 1,506.7

Net realised and revaluation gains 7,780.1 3,148.8

Contributions from contributors 9 1,150.9 1,114.4

Donations from the Government and 9 2,755.4 2,636.7

Direct Subsidy Scheme schools

Net transfers to Grant Schools 9 (4.3) (3.4)

Provident Fund

Withdrawals by ex-contributors 9 (3,411.5) (3,794.6)

Unclaimed contributors’ account balance 16 0.1

CHANGES IN NET ASSETS AVAILABLE 9,812.2 4,608.6 FOR BENEFITS

NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS 74,143.8 69,535.2 AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR

NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS 83,956.0 74,143.8

AT THE END OF THE YEAR

The notes on pages 30 to 48 form part of these financial statements.

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SUBSIDIZED SCHOOLS PROVIDENT FUND

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 AUGUST 2017

(Expressed in millions of Hong Kong dollars)

2017 2016 Note

Cash flows from operating activities

Operating surplus for the year 1,541.5 1,506.7

Interest income 12 (684.2) (681.6)

Dividend income 13 (1,022.6) (934.9)

Net realised and revaluation gains 7,780.1 3,148.8

Increase in investments in securities (8,953.0) (4,218.3) Increase in investments in fixed deposits (2,335.9) (3,042.5)

with original maturity beyond three months

Change in trading financial instruments 52.7 7.5

(Increase)/Decrease in receivables and other assets (92.7) 40.9 (Decrease)/Increase in payables and other liabilities (41.9) 117.5 Elimination of foreign exchange differences in (1.6) (2.1)

revaluation of cash and cash equivalents

Interest received 663.6 714.4

Dividends received 985.5 933.0

Net cash used in operating activities (2,108.5) (2,410.6)

Cash flows from financing activities

Contributions from contributors 1,150.9 1,114.4

Donations from the Government and Direct Subsidy 2,755.4 2,636.7 Scheme schools

Net transfers to Grant Schools Provident Fund (4.3) (3.4)

Withdrawals by ex-contributors (3,407.8) (3,796.8)

Net cash from/(used in) financing activities 494.2 (49.1) Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (1,614.3) (2,459.7) Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the year 2,518.6 4,976.2 Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash 1.6 2.1

equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year 19 905.9 2,518.6

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SUBSIDIZED SCHOOLS PROVIDENT FUND

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Amounts expressed in millions of Hong Kong dollars, unless otherwise stated.)

1. LEGISLATION

The Subsidized Schools Provident Fund (the Fund) is a retirement scheme governed by the Subsidized Schools Provident Fund Rules (Fund Rules) made under section 85 of the Education Ordinance (Cap. 279).

2. SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

(a) Financial reporting framework

The Fund has adopted a financial reporting framework incorporating the requirements of the Fund Rules and applicable requirements of Hong Kong Financial Reporting Standards (HKFRSs), which is a collective term that includes all applicable individual HKFRSs, Hong Kong Accounting Standards (HKASs) and Interpretations issued by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA). A summary of the significant accounting policies adopted by the Fund is set out below.

(b) Basis of preparation of the financial statements

The measurement basis used in the preparation of the financial statements is historical cost except that investments in securities at fair value and trading financial instruments are stated at their fair value as explained in the accounting policies set out below (see note 2(c)).

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with the financial reporting framework (note 2(a)) requires management to make judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of policies and the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, income and expenses. The estimates and associated assumptions are based on historical experience and various other factors that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgements about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates.

The estimates and underlying assumptions are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Revisions to accounting estimates are recognised in the period in which the estimate is revised if the revision affects only that period, or in the period of the revision and future periods if the revision affects both current and future periods.

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(c) Financial assets and financial liabilities

(i) Initial recognition

The Fund classifies its financial assets and financial liabilities into different categories at inception, depending on the purpose for which the assets were acquired or the liabilities were incurred. The categories are: trading financial instruments, securities at fair value, loans and receivables, and other financial liabilities.

Financial assets and financial liabilities are measured initially at fair value, which normally equals to the transaction price, plus transaction costs for loans and receivables and other financial liabilities that are directly attributable to the acquisition of the financial asset or the issue of the financial liability.

Transaction costs on trading financial instruments and securities at fair value are expensed immediately.

The Fund recognises financial assets and financial liabilities on the date it becomes a party to the contractual provisions of the instruments. Regular way purchases and sales of financial assets are accounted for at trade date.

(ii) Basis of recognition of gains or losses

The Fund has adopted the requirements of Fund Rule 11 to recognise revaluation gains or losses arising from changes in fair value and realised gains or losses on derecognition of financial instruments in the reserve fund (see note 2(c)(iii) and (v)). This is different from the accounting treatment required under HKAS 39 Financial instruments: Recognition and measurement where such gains or losses are recognised in the income and expenditure account.

(iii) Categorisation

Trading financial instruments

These comprise forward currency contracts used by the Fund to manage its risks associated with foreign currency fluctuations. Such derivative financial instruments do not qualify for hedge accounting and are categorised as “trading”

under HKAS 39.

Trading financial instruments are carried at fair value, and presented as assets when the fair value is positive and as liabilities when the fair value is negative.

In accordance with Fund Rules 11(1)(a)(iv) and 11(1)(b)(iii), changes in the fair value are recognised as revaluation gains or losses in the reserve fund in the period in which they arise.

Securities at fair value

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HKAS 39. In accordance with Fund Rules 11(1)(a)(iv) and 11(1)(b)(iii), changes in the fair value are recognised in the reserve fund as revaluation gains or losses in the period in which they arise.

Loans and receivables

Loans and receivables are non-derivative financial assets with fixed or determinable payments that are not quoted in an active market and which the Fund has no intention of trading, other than those that the Fund, upon initial recognition, designates at fair value. This category includes cash at banks, deposits with banks and other financial institutions, and receivables and other assets.

Loans and receivables are carried at amortised cost using the effective interest method less impairment losses, if any (note 2(c)(vii)).

The effective interest method is a method of calculating the amortised cost of a financial asset or a financial liability and of allocating the interest income or interest expense over the relevant period. The effective interest rate is the rate that exactly discounts estimated future cash receipts or payments through the expected life of the financial instrument or, when appropriate, a shorter period to the net carrying amount of the financial asset or financial liability. When calculating the effective interest rate, the Fund estimates cash flows considering all contractual terms of the financial instrument but does not consider future credit losses. The calculation includes all fees received or paid between parties to the contract that are an integral part of the effective interest rate, transaction costs and all other premiums or discounts.

Other financial liabilities

These are financial liabilities other than trading financial instruments. They are carried at amortised cost using the effective interest method.

(iv) Fair value measurement principles

The Fund measures its investments in securities and trading financial instruments at fair value at each balance sheet date. Fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The fair value measurement is based on the presumption that the transaction to sell the asset or transfer the liability takes place either (a) in the principal market for the asset or liability, or (b) in the absence of a principal market, in the most advantageous market for the asset or liability; and the Fund has access to these markets at the measurement date.

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and for which sufficient data are available to measure fair value, maximising the use of relevant observable inputs and minimising the use of unobservable inputs. The Fund measures fair values using the following fair value hierarchy that reflects the significance of inputs used in making the measurements:

Level 1 – fair values are quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities;

Level 2 – fair values are determined with inputs other than quoted prices included in Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly (i.e. as prices) or indirectly (i.e. derived from prices);

and

Level 3 – fair values of financial instruments are determined with inputs that are not based on observable market data (unobservable inputs).

For assets and liabilities that are recognised in the financial statements on a recurring basis, the Fund determines whether transfers between levels in the hierarchy should be reflected in the financial statements by re-assessing categorisation (based on the level of input that is most significant and relevant to the fair value measurement as a whole) at the balance sheet date.

(v) Derecognition

A financial asset is derecognised when the contractual rights to receive the cash flows from the financial asset expire, or where the financial asset together with substantially all the risks and rewards of ownership have been transferred.

The Fund uses the weighted average method to determine realised gains and losses to be recognised in the reserve fund on derecognition in accordance with Fund Rules 11(1)(a)(i) and 11(1)(b)(i).

A financial liability is derecognised when the obligation specified in the contract is discharged, cancelled or when it expires.

(vi) Offsetting

Financial assets and financial liabilities are offset and the net amount is reported in the balance sheet where there is a legally enforceable right to offset the recognised amounts and there is an intention to settle on a net basis, or realise the assets and settle the liabilities simultaneously.

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(vii) Impairment of financial assets

The carrying amounts of loans and receivables are reviewed at each balance sheet date to determine whether there is objective evidence of impairment. If any such evidence exists, an impairment loss is recognised in the reserve fund as the difference between the asset’s carrying amount and the present value of estimated future cash flows discounted at the asset’s original effective interest rate. If in a subsequent period the amount of such impairment loss decreases and the decrease can be linked objectively to an event occurring after the impairment loss was recognised, the impairment loss is reversed through the reserve fund.

(d) Cash and cash equivalents

For the purpose of the statement of cash flows, cash and cash equivalents include cash at banks, deposits with banks and other financial institutions and short-term highly liquid investments that are readily convertible to known amounts of cash and subject to an insignificant risk of changes in value, having been within three months of maturity when placed or acquired.

(e) Contributions and donations

Contributions are received from contributors and donations are received from the Government and Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) schools. Contributions and donations are recognised on an accrual basis.

(f) Revenue recognition

(i) Interest income

Interest income is recognised in the income and expenditure account on an accrual basis, using the effective interest method.

(ii) Dividend income

Dividend income from equity securities is recognised in the income and expenditure account when the share price is quoted ex-dividend.

(iii) Other income

Other income is recognised in the income and expenditure account on an accrual basis.

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(g) Foreign currency translation

Foreign currency transactions during the year are translated into Hong Kong dollars using the spot exchange rates at the transaction dates. Monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are translated into Hong Kong dollars at the closing exchange rates at the balance sheet date. In accordance with Fund Rules 11(1)(a)(iv) and 11(1)(b)(iii), all foreign currency translation differences are recognised as revaluation gains or losses in the reserve fund in the period in which they arise.

3. CHANGES IN ACCOUNTING POLICIES

The HKICPA has issued a number of new and revised HKFRSs which are effective for the current accounting period. There have been no significant changes to the accounting policies applied in these financial statements for the years presented as a result of these developments.

The Fund has not applied any new standard that is not yet effective for the current accounting period (note 22).

4. DEPOSITS WITH BANKS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

2017 2016 Fixed deposits denominated in:

— Hong Kong dollar  7,108.3 6,676.1

— US dollar 3,105.1 2,565.3

Call deposits and balances with custodians denominated in currencies other than Hong Kong dollar:

— US dollar 179.8 287.1

— other currencies 58.7 167.1

10,451.9 9,695.6

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5. SECURITIES

(a) Details

2017 2016

Securities at fair value

Equity securities listed in Hong Kong 17,854.1 13,990.6 Equity securities listed outside Hong Kong 30,319.3 24,998.0 48,173.4 38,988.6 Debt securities denominated in:

- Hong Kong dollar 8,202.2 8,362.2

- US dollar 6,140.8 5,683.2

- other currencies 10,484.9 11,014.3

24,827.9 25,059.7 73,001.3 64,048.3

(b) Securities holdings exceeding 5% of the asset class as at 31 August

2017 2016

Fair % of Fair % of Issuer Class value class value class

United States Treasury Debt securities 1,951.8 7.86% 1,226.7 4.90%

Government of Japan Debt securities 1,696.6 6.83% 1,609.8 6.42%

Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Debt securities 1,616.3 6.51% 1,386.5 5.53%

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6. TRADING FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

2017 2016

Assets Liabilities Assets Liabilities Forward currency

contracts, at fair value

32.1 55.9 45.8 16.9

All these forward currency contracts would mature within one year and had a total notional amount of HK$30,152.5 million as at 31 August 2017 (2016: HK$19,509.5 million). The notional amounts of these contracts indicate the volume of outstanding transactions and do not represent the amounts at risk.

7. RECEIVABLES AND OTHER ASSETS

2017 2016

Interest and dividends receivable 328.5 270.8

Proceeds receivable from investments sold 244.3 151.6 572.8 422.4

8. PAYABLES AND OTHER LIABILITIES

2017 2016

Unsettled purchases of investments 271.7 314.7

Fees for investment managers 31.7 27.8

Amount due to the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

20.0 19.5

Amount due to ex-contributors 5.9 2.3

Fees for custodians 3.1 7.7

Other creditors and accruals 1.4 0.1

333.8 372.1

All these liabilities are payable within one year.

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9. CONTRIBUTORS’ ACCOUNT

2017

Contributions

Donations from the Government and DSS

schools Dividends Total Additions for the year 1,150.9 2,755.4 3,230.9 7,137.2 Net transfers to Grant Schools Provident

Fund (0.9) (1.7) (1.7) (4.3)

Withdrawals by ex-contributors (481.3) (1,079.4) (1,850.8) (3,411.5) Transfers to reserve fund in accordance with

Fund Rule 11(1)(a)(ii) (18.2) (3.0) (21.2)

Net additions for the year 668.7 1,656.1 1,375.4 3,700.2 Balance brought forward from previous year 12,585.1 25,246.4 26,843.3 64,674.8 Balance carried forward 13,253.8 26,902.5 28,218.7 68,375.0

2016

Contributions

Donations from the Government and DSS

schools Dividends Total

Additions for the year 1,114.4 2,636.7 3,080.9 6,832.0 Net transfers to Grant Schools Provident

Fund

(1.1) (1.5) (0.8) (3.4)

Withdrawals by ex-contributors (517.1) (1,173.5) (2,104.0) (3,794.6) Transfers to reserve fund in accordance with

Fund Rule 11(1)(a)(ii) (17.4) (2.9) (20.3)

Net additions for the year 596.2 1,444.3 973.2 3,013.7 Balance brought forward from previous year 11,988.9 23,802.1 25,870.1 61,661.1 Balance carried forward 12,585.1 25,246.4 26,843.3 64,674.8

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An analysis of the withdrawals by ex-contributors is shown below:

2017 2016

Retirement 1,909.2 2,133.1

Resignation 1,388.9 1,512.8

Death and ill health 38.6 43.8

Others (such as contract termination and schools ceasing to be subsidized schools or DSS schools)

74.8 104.9

3,411.5 3,794.6

Vested contributors’ benefits as at 31 August 2017 amounted to HK$67,920.5 million (2016:

HK$64,216.6 million). This amount represents the sum which would be payable to contributors had all contributors left the Fund at that date.

10. RESERVE FUND

The reserve fund is maintained in accordance with Fund Rule 11.

11. PROVISION FOR GUARANTEED DIVIDEND

The amount represents the provision under Fund Rule 12 for the guaranteed dividend of 5% of the balance of the contributors’ account which was open for the entire financial year ended 31 August 2017 and Fund Rule 14 for payment of pro rata dividends in respect of contributors’

account which was not open for the entire financial year.

Fund Rule 12 provides that, where in any year the guaranteed dividend of 5% cannot be met by the Fund, the Financial Secretary may direct that an interest-free Government loan be paid to the Fund out of the general revenue to cover the balance of the guaranteed dividend which cannot be met. No such Government loan had been paid to the Fund for the year ended 31 August 2017 (2016: Nil) as the shortfall between the guaranteed dividend and the operating surplus was met by a transfer from the reserve fund (see note 18).

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12. INTEREST INCOME

2017 2016

Debt securities at fair value 573.4 594.5

Deposits denominated in:

- Hong Kong dollar 63.9 37.1

- US dollar 45.4 22.9

- other currencies 1.5 27.1

110.8 87.1

684.2 681.6

13. DIVIDEND INCOME

2017 2016

Equity securities listed:

- in Hong Kong 524.5 452.7

- outside Hong Kong 498.1 482.2

1,022.6 934.9

14. OTHER INCOME

2017 2016

Tax refund 1.8 40.2

Compensations 0.1

1.9 40.2

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15. SUPERVISION FEE

This represents the provision for the supervision fee for the year ended 31 August 2017 payable to the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region under Fund Rule 5(5) in respect of the costs incurred in administering the Fund.

16. UNCLAIMED CONTRIBUTORS’ ACCOUNT BALANCE

This represents unclaimed contributors’ account balances which are transferred to the reserve fund in accordance with Fund Rule 14(2).

17. DONATIONS AND DIVIDENDS TRANSFERRED FROM CONTRIBUTORS’ ACCOUNT

Under Fund Rule 13, whenever a contributor with less than 10 years continuous contributory service ceases to be employed as a teacher in a subsidized school or DSS school (as the case may be), his account shall be closed and the payment due to him shall include a percentage of all Government donations and DSS school donations (if any) and all dividends that have been declared on such donations. Donations and dividends not payable to him are transferred to the reserve fund in accordance with Fund Rule 11(1)(a)(ii).

18. PROPOSED APPROPRIATION FROM RESERVE FUND / TO INCOME AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT

In accordance with Fund Rule 11(3) and subject to the approval of the Board of Control, it is proposed to transfer a sum of HK$1,872.5 million (2016: HK$1,723.3 million) from the reserve fund to the income and expenditure account. The transfer is to cover the shortfall of the operating surplus in meeting the provision of the 5% guaranteed dividend of HK$3,414.0 million (2016: HK$3,230.0 million).

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