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NZ Funds KiwiSaver Scheme

Growth Strategy

New Zealand Funds Management Limited

Balanced fund type

Here's what the provider says about this fund:

The objective of the Growth Strategy is to grow your investment over the long term by investing in income-orientated assets and growth-orientated assets using an active investment management approach. The anticipated primary investments of the fund are Australasian and international equities.

Considering switching to this fund? Read the must-knows of switching funds before you start the switching process.

Combined fees

This fund
2.54%
vs
Average
1.33%

The combined fees are how much you would have been charged for the year ended 30 June 2017 on the average KiwiSaver balance.

All the averages you see are for this same type of fund, so you’re comparing apples with apples.

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Combined fees include

Membership fees per year

This fund
$36.00
Average
$29.98

Here you’ll find the total breakdown of the combined fees. These don’t include other fees such as for switching or withdrawing.

+ Total fund fees

This fund
2.26%
Average
1.09%
Annual management fee
1.30%
0.90%
Performance-based fees
0.00%
0.00%
Other fees and costs
0.96%
0.18%

Your KiwiSaver money is invested by a professional fund manager, so there are always fees to pay. Fees can have a big impact on your nest egg, especially in the long run, so it pays to keep a close eye on how they add up.

Must-knows of KiwiSaver fees.

Combined fees example

On a balanced fund of $12,700 the annual fees would be approximately:

This fund
$323.02
Average
$168.91

Services

From the June 2017 KiwiSaver provider survey

This fund
97%
vs
Average
81%

We surveyed KiwiSaver providers on how many different ways they help their members with investment options, communicate with members, and the extra services they offer.

So this rating is more about the quantity than the quality of services. 

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Help with investment options

This fund
97%
Average
81%

Communications to members

96%
82%

Other services

100%
79%

Here ‘help’ means things like online forms, tools, calculators and information on how to optimise your KiwiSaver. 

More communication is not always better communication, but if the provider gives you options on how you like to be reached, that usually helps.

These extras include a range of additional services that are helpful.

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Returns

Since April 2012

This fund
8.41%
vs
Average
7.40%

Warning about returns!

These show how funds have performed in the past, but that’s not a good guide to how they’ll perform in the future. Don’t switch funds based on past returns.

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All returns shown are after total fund fees (not membership fees) and tax (28% PIR).

Last twelve months

This fund
9.14%
Average
5.30%

April 2016 - March 2017

11.64%
5.17%

April 2015 - March 2016

-10.94%
2.58%

April 2014 - March 2015

21.66%
8.57%

April 2013 - March 2014

14.42%
4.92%

April 2012 - March 2013

14.78%
7.05%

April 2011 - March 2012

-4.42%
0.86%

The last twelve months refers to July 2016 to June 2017.

In general, it’s good to look at the longest possible time period when weighing returns. After all, with retirement savings, it’s the long game that counts.

Must-knows of KiwiSaver returns.

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Balanced fund type

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What’s in this fund

At 30 June 2017

This shows the actual mix of investments that this fund held on 30 June 2017. This mix continually changes because of market swings and managers’ rebalancing, so these percentages are a snapshot. But it will give you a good idea of where your money is being invested.

How this fund invests your money

How this fund invests your money
Cash Bonds Property Shares Other
Assets 0.54 0.12 0.06 51.87 0.02

Fund information

Number of members
7,208
Total value of fund
$85,382,182
Date fund started
01 Nov 2010

More information

More information can be found at:

www.nzfunds.co.nz

Top 10 investments

These assets make up 51.37% of this fund.

Top 10 investments
Kind of investment Country Percentage of the fund Name
Other KY 9.14 Suvretta Offshore Fund
International equities KY 8.84 Impala Resource Fund
Australasian equities NZ 7.41 The Devon Absolute Fund
Cash and cash equivalents NZ 4.71 Westpac Current Account
Australasian equities NZ 4.58 Chorus
Other KY 3.81 Kuvari Focus Fund
International equities US 3.79 Rio Tinto Plc Adr
Cash and cash equivalents US 3.18 Citibank Hong Kong Usd Current Account
Australasian equities NZ 3.04 Meridian Energy
Cash and cash equivalents GB 2.87 Societe Generale International Usd Margin Account

Key personnel

Key personnel
Name Current position Time in role
Richard James Chief Executive, Chair Of The Investment Committee And A Director 8 years, 4 months
Michael Lang Chief Investment Officer And A Director 8 years, 10 months
David Wilson Investment Strategist And A Principal 20 years, 6 months
James Grigor Senior Portfolio Manager 0 years, 2 months
Mark Brooks Head Of Income And A Principal 9 years, 7 months