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Westpac KiwiSaver Scheme

Default Fund

BT Funds Management (NZ) Limited

Conservative fund type

Here's what the provider says about this fund:

The Default Fund aims to provide stable returns over the short to medium term. The fund invests primarily in income assets but is required to have an allocation to growth assets of between 15% and 25%. Volatility is expected to be higher than the Cash Fund but lower than the Conservative Fund in the Westpac KiwiSaver Scheme.

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

Combined fees

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

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Here you’ll find the total breakdown of the combined fees. These don’t include other fees such as for switching or withdrawing.

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Annual management fee
Performance-based fees
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.

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Combined fees example

On a conservative fund of $14,400 the annual fees would be approximately:

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From the September 2017 KiwiSaver provider survey

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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

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Communications to members

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Other services

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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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Since April 2012

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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

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April 2016 - March 2017


April 2015 - March 2016


The last twelve months refers to January 2017 to December 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.

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Conservative fund type

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What’s in this fund

At 31 December 2017

This shows the actual mix of investments that this fund held on 31 December 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 34.44 46.18 3.29 16.09 0

Fund information

Number of members
Total value of fund
Date fund started
02 Jul 2014

More information

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Top 10 investments

These assets make up 11.25% of this fund.

Top 10 investments
Kind of investment Country Percentage of the fund Name
Cash and cash equivalents NZ 1.94 Westpac 32 Day Notice Deposit
New Zealand fixed interest NZ 1.69 Nz Government Bond 5.5% 15/04/2023
New Zealand fixed interest NZ 1.63 Nz Government Bond 6% 15/05/2021
International fixed interest US 1.21 2Y T-Note (Cbt) Mar 18
New Zealand fixed interest NZ 1.19 Nz Government Bond 4.5% 15/04/2027
Cash and cash equivalents NZ 0.85 Bnz 180 Day Rolling Deposit Account
Listed Property NZ 0.83 Kiwi Property Group Ltd
New Zealand fixed interest NZ 0.69 Nz Local Government Funding Agency 5.5% 15/04/2023
New Zealand fixed interest NZ 0.61 Nz Local Government Funding Agency 4.5% 15/04/2027
Cash and cash equivalents NZ 0.61 Asb Bank Frn 08/03/2019

Key personnel

Key personnel
Name Current position Time in role
Nigel Jackson Acting Head Of Investments & Insurance 0 years, 10 months
Matthew Goldsack Head Of Investment Solutions 9 years, 0 months
Francois Richeboeuf Senior Portfolio Manager 7 years, 2 months
Angelika Sansom Investment Analytics Manager 16 years, 4 months
Stephen Hong Senior Portfolio Manager 5 years, 3 months