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SUPERLIFE KIWISAVER SCHEME

SUPERLIFE AGE STEPS - AGE 80

Defensive fund type

Here's what the provider says about this fund:

SuperLife Age Steps automatically sets the proportion of your investment in income and growth assets based on your age. As you get older, the proportion of your investment in more volatile growth assets will be reduced, lowering the expected size of the ups and downs in the value of your investment. This option may be suitable if you are saving for retirement (assumed to be age 65), and assumes you will continue to invest your savings and spend them over your retirement period.Your SuperLife Age Steps - Age 80 investment will be allocated 90% to income assets and 10% to growth assets.

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

Combined fees

This fund
0.74%
vs
Average
0.85%

The combined fees are how much you would have been charged for the year ended 31 March 2019 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
$27.44

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
0.56%
Average
0.68%
Annual management fee
0.46%
0.53%
Performance-based fees
0.00%
0.00%
Other fees and costs
0.10%
0.09%

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 defensive fund of $16,400 the annual fees would be approximately:

This fund
$121.84
Average
$139.40

Services

From the September 2018 KiwiSaver provider survey

This fund
80%
vs
Average
84%

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
80%
Average
87%

Communications to members

77%
83%

Other services

88%
82%

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 April 2014

This fund
3.74%
vs
Average
2.42%

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
3.43%
Average
2.19%

April 2017 - March 2018

2.81%
1.83%

April 2016 - March 2017

3.43%
1.08%

April 2015 - March 2016

2.88%
1.78%

April 2014 - March 2015

6.17%
2.66%

The last twelve months refers to April 2018 to March 2019.

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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Defensive fund type

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What’s in this fund

At 31 March 2019

This shows the actual mix of investments that this fund held on 31 March 2019. 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 31.52 58.82 0.59 9.07 0

Fund information

Number of members
0
Total value of fund
$0
Date fund started
15 Sep 2013

More information

More information can be found at:

Top 10 investments

These assets make up 44.81% of this fund.

Top 10 investments
Kind of investment Country Percentage of the fund Name
International fixed interest AU 19.53 Vanguard International Credit Securities Index Fund Hedged
Cash and cash equivalents NZ 12.85 Nikko Am Wholesale Nz Cash Fund
Cash and cash equivalents NZ 3.35 Bank Of China 3/10/23 4.34% Td
Cash and cash equivalents NZ 1.62 Sbs Bank 01/08/19 3.75% Td
New Zealand fixed interest NZ 1.5 New Zealand Government 15/05/21 6.0% Gb
International equities US 1.4 Vanguard S&P 500 Etf
Cash and cash equivalents NZ 1.3 Asb Current Account
International equities US 1.26 Vanguard Ftse Europe Etf
International equities US 1.04 Vanguard Ftse Emerging Markets Etf
Cash and cash equivalents NZ 0.96 Meridian Energy Ltd 29/10/19 Frn

Key personnel

Key personnel
Name Current position Time in role
Guy Roulston Elliffe Director 3 years, 4 months
Mark John Peterson Director 1 years, 5 months
Hugh Duncan Stevens Chief Executive Officer - Smartshares 1 years, 1 months
Alister John Williams Director 3 years, 4 months
Lindsay Megan Wright Director 0 years, 9 months