ASB KIWISAVER SCHEME
CONSERVATIVE FUND (Default)
ASB Group Investments Limited
Conservative fund type
Here's what the provider says about this fund:
To provide modest total returns allowing for modest movements of value up and down. The number of years with negative returns are generally expected to be higher than the NZ Cash Fund but lower than the Moderate Fund in the ASB KiwiSaver Scheme. 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 Conservative Fund invests in income and growth assets with a target investment mix of 80% income assets and 20% growth assets.
The combined fees are how much you would have been charged for the year ended 31 March 2021 on the average KiwiSaver balance.
All the averages you see are for this same type of fund, so you’re comparing apples with apples.
Combined fees include
Membership fees per year
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
Annual management fee
Other fees and costs
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.
Combined fees example
On a conservative fund of $24,200 the annual fees would be approximately:
From the September 2021 KiwiSaver provider survey
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.
Help with investment options
Communications to members
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.
Since October 2016
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.
Compare past returns
Last twelve months
April 2019 - March 2020
April 2018 - March 2019
April 2017 - March 2018
April 2016 - March 2017
April 2015 - March 2016
April 2014 - March 2015
April 2013 - March 2014
April 2012 - March 2013
April 2011 - March 2012
The last twelve months refers to October 2020 to September 2021.
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.
More fund details
What’s in this fund
At 30 September 2021
This shows the actual mix of investments that this fund held on 30 September 2021. 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
- Number of members
- Total value of fund
- Date fund started
- 02 Oct 2007
More information can be found at:
Top 10 investments
These assets make up 23.24% of this fund.
|Kind of investment||Country||Percentage of the fund||Name|
|Cash and cash equivalents||NZ||5.29||Westpac Money Market Deposit Account Nzd|
|Cash and cash equivalents||NZ||2.75||Certificate Of Deposit Rcd Asb Bank 24/12/2021|
|New Zealand fixed interest||NZ||2.25||New Zealand Government 5.5 15/04/2023|
|Cash and cash equivalents||NZ||2.2||Certificate Of Deposit Rcd Asb Bank 31/12/2021|
|Cash and cash equivalents||NZ||1.96||Certificate Of Deposit Rcd Asb Bank 16/11/2021|
|Cash and cash equivalents||NZ||1.88||Asb Bank Account Nzd|
|New Zealand fixed interest||NZ||1.83||New Zealand Government 2.75 15/04/2025|
|New Zealand fixed interest||NZ||1.81||New Zealand Government 3 20/04/2029|
|New Zealand fixed interest||NZ||1.74||New Zealand Government 0.5 15/05/2024|
|New Zealand fixed interest||NZ||1.53||New Zealand Government 4.5 15/04/2027|
|Name||Current position||Time in role|
|Nigel Annett||Investment Committee Member||7 years, 6 months|
|Adam Boyd||Investment Committee Member||5 years, 4 months|
|Graeme Edwards||Investment Committee Chairman||1 years, 11 months|
|Stephen Moir||Investment Committee Member||0 years, 8 months|
|John Smith||Investment Committee Member||10 years, 4 months|