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ASB KiwiSaver Scheme

Balanced Fund

ASB Group Investments Limited

Balanced fund type

Here's what the provider says about this fund:

The Balanced Fund aims to provide moderate to high total returns with a negative return expected less than one in every five years. We manage asset allocation and currency hedging over the medium to long term relative to the target investment mix. We focus on cost effective management. The Balanced Fund invests in income and growth assets with a target investment mix of 40% income assets and 60% growth assets.

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

Combined fees

This fund
0.86%
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
$30.00
Average
$30.80

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
0.62%
Average
1.09%
Annual management fee
0.62%
0.90%
Performance-based fees
0.00%
0.00%
Other fees and costs
0.00%
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.

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Combined fees example

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

This fund
$108.74
Average
$168.91

Services

From the June 2017 KiwiSaver provider survey

This fund
93%
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
92%
Average
80%

Communications to members

96%
82%

Other services

90%
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
8.07%
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
7.99%
Average
6.48%

April 2016 - March 2017

7.84%
5.17%

April 2015 - March 2016

3.53%
2.58%

April 2014 - March 2015

12.92%
8.57%

April 2013 - March 2014

7.11%
4.92%

April 2012 - March 2013

9.69%
7.05%

April 2010 - March 2011

6.27%
3.49%

April 2009 - March 2010

22.22%
10.14%

April 2008 - March 2009

-17.64%
-6.29%

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 5.24 34.18 1 59.58 0

Fund information

Number of members
65,481
Total value of fund
$1,045,032,413
Date fund started
02 Oct 2007

More information

More information can be found at:

www.asb.co.nz

Top 10 investments

These assets make up 14.36% of this fund.

Top 10 investments
Kind of investment Country Percentage of the fund Name
Cash and cash equivalents NZ 2.28 Westpac Money Market Deposit Account Nzd
Cash and cash equivalents NZ 1.9 Asb Bank Account Nzd
Australasian equities NZ 1.73 Spark New Zealand Ltd
Australasian equities NZ 1.66 Auckland International Airport Ltd
Australasian equities NZ 1.63 Fisher And Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited
Australasian equities NZ 1.4 Fletcher Building Limited
Australasian equities AU 0.97 Commonwealth Bank Of Australia
Australasian equities NZ 0.96 Ryman Healthcare Ltd
Australasian equities NZ 0.93 Contact Energy Ltd
Australasian equities AU 0.9 Westpac Banking Corporation

Key personnel

Key personnel
Name Current position Time in role
Jonathan Beale Investment Committee Member 2 years, 10 months
Adam Boyd Investment Committee Member 1 years, 1 months
Graeme Edwards Investment Committee Member 5 years, 6 months
John Smith Investment Committee Member 6 years, 1 months
Gavin Walker Investment Committee Chairman 2 years, 10 months