SINGAPORE (May 6): Given the poor performance of funds under the Central Provident Fund Investment Scheme in 2018, CPF members may be deterred from investing their CPF savings in CPFIS-included funds. According to data from Refinitiv, the 85 unit trusts (UTs) and 156 investment-linked policies (ILPs) under CPFIS posted an average negative return of 9% and 7.27% respectively. Overall, the CPFIS-included funds recorded an average negative return of 7.91% during the year. By contrast, CPF ordinary account (OA) and special account (SA) balances earn 2.5% and 4% a year.

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