Public Labor Pension Fund Lost NT$446B in H1 上半年勞動基金 累計虧損高達4455億

The Ministry of Labor-managed labor pension fund lost NT$445.59 billion in the first half of the year, losing over NT$214.4 billion in the month of June alone. The ministry blamed the resurgence of the global pandemic and the war in Ukraine, saying the global stock market has been affected. It also said while it isn't making any guarantees, it believes its investment performance will be better in the second half of the year.


On Aug. 1, the Ministry of Labor announced Labor Pension Fund investment losses of NT$445.59 billion in the first half of the year, including over NT$214.4 billion in the month of June alone. The Labor Insurance Fund, which is also managed by the ministry, lost NT$72.7 billion in the first half of the year.

Citizen: “The loss amount was shocking. It can't have happened overnight, so I'm really worried.”

Citizen: “Where did they invest our money? How did they invest our money? How do you lose that much money?”

Many citizens were staggered by the gargantuan figure and criticized the government's investment decisions. In response, the ministry blamed the resurgence of the global pandemic, the war in Ukraine, global supply chain issues, accelerated currency inflation, and the impact of all of the above on the global stock market and 20 percent devaluation.

Liu Li-ju, Deputy Director-General, Bureau of Labor Funds: “The entire market has plummeted, so this -- so the financial environment -- so performance in the first half of the year was not very good. So, as of now, this is the state of our income and evaluation.”

The ministry says it can't make any guarantees but it is possible the situation will reverse in the second half of the year. It also says those using the new pension system will not be affected due to the guaranteed minimum two-year term deposit income.

 

 

 

近半年來,全球股市一直呈現震盪的情況,連帶影響到勞動基金的投資情況。勞動部1日公布,勞動基金今年上半年的投資情況,累積虧損高達4455.9億元。6月單月,虧損超過2144億元,尤其勞保基金上半年就虧損了727億元。

民眾說:「會嚇到,因為這麼大的金額,不可能就是會突然出現在這邊,所以感覺會很可怕。」、「我是覺得是,他們是放那個錢放到那去,怎麼投資的呀,怎麼會投資到虧這麼多。」

不少民眾聽到勞動基金虧損的數字,都覺得很驚訝,認為政府投資不利。對此,勞動部強調,受到全球疫情再起,以及俄烏戰爭衝擊全球供應鏈,加速通貨膨脹下,連鎖衝擊全球股市,導致震盪下跌超過二成。

勞動基金運用局副局長劉麗茹回應:「整個市場是因為跌得很兇啦,所以這個,那金融環境因為上半年確實在表現上不是很好,所以整個收益上 評價的部分,目前為止是這樣子的一個狀態。」

勞動部強調,未來下半年雖然仍有不確定性,可是應該會有慢慢回升的可能。至於新制勞退基金部分,因為投資收益,會有二年期定存的最低保證收益,不會因為短期損失,讓勞退金縮水。

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