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GENERATE KIWISAVER SCHEME

CONSERVATIVE FUND

Conservative fund type

Here's what the provider says about this fund:

This fund aims to provide a conservative investment return for you through investment in mostly income assets. The portfolio is actively managed and includes cash, fixed interest, property (including aged care) and infrastructure assets 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
1.49%
vs
Average
1.05%

The combined fees are how much you would have been charged for the year ended 31 March 2018 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
$28.27

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
1.25%
Average
0.86%
Annual management fee
1.00%
0.74%
Performance-based fees
0.00%
0.00%
Other fees and costs
0.25%
0.15%

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 conservative fund of $15,200 the annual fees would be approximately:

This fund
$226.00
Average
$159.60

Services

From the September 2018 KiwiSaver provider survey

This fund
98%
vs
Average
85%

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
87%

Communications to members

97%
85%

Other services

100%
83%

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.

Must-knows of KiwiSaver service

Returns

Since January 2014

This fund
5.45%
vs
Average
4.18%

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
2.55%
Average
0.48%

April 2017 - March 2018

4.53%
3.46%

April 2016 - March 2017

1.79%
3.36%

April 2015 - March 2016

7.57%
2.70%

April 2014 - March 2015

8.95%
4.92%

The last twelve months refers to December 2017 to December 2018.

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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Conservative fund type

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What’s in this fund

At 31 December 2018

This shows the actual mix of investments that this fund held on 31 December 2018. 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 4.83 62.93 9.83 22.41 0

Fund information

Number of members
12,691
Total value of fund
$176,361,248
Date fund started
16 Apr 2013

More information

More information can be found at:

Top 10 investments

These assets make up 30.36% of this fund.

Top 10 investments
Kind of investment Country Percentage of the fund Name
Australasian equities NZ 5.75 Infratil
Cash and cash equivalents NZ 4.71 Asb On Call Cash Account
International equities US 2.95 Berkshire Hathaway
New Zealand fixed interest NZ 2.86 Asb Term Deposit 4.2% December 2022
Australasian equities NZ 2.74 Z Energy
Listed Property NZ 2.62 Arvida Group
Listed Property NZ 2.44 Metlifecare
Australasian equities NZ 2.3 Mercury Energy
Australasian equities NZ 2.02 Contact Energy
New Zealand fixed interest AU 1.97 Nab Hybrid

Key personnel

Key personnel
Name Current position Time in role
Sam Goldwater Portfolio Manager / Investment Committee Member / Executive Director 5 years, 9 months
Henry Tongue Chief Executive Officer / Investment Committee Member / Director 5 years, 9 months
Peter Brook Investment Committee Chair / Director 5 years, 9 months
Nick Bowden Investment Committee Member 2 years, 4 months