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.
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.
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 defensive fund of $16,400 the annual fees would be approximately:
From the September 2018 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 April 2014
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 2017 - March 2018
April 2016 - March 2017
April 2015 - March 2016
April 2014 - March 2015
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.
More fund details
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
- Number of members
- Total value of fund
- Date fund started
- 15 Sep 2013
Top 10 investments
These assets make up 44.81% of this fund.
|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|
|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|