KiwiSaver news and analysis

17 May 18, 3:13pm
Budget 2018 - Summary of all spending plans
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17 May 18, 9:45am
David Chaston checks to see if having your KiwiSaver in a bank-based fund hurts your returns. It does in two risk categories, not so much in the others
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16 May 18, 2:47pm
We analyse the MPs exposure to trusts, mortgages, and KiwiSaver. Yes, there are party differences, but some are not as pronounced as you might expect
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13 May 18, 12:29pm
New Zealand benchmark yields are now lower than US equivalents, and even Australian ones. It's highly unusual. We reveal what is happening and search for reasons and drivers
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7 May 18, 9:44am
We look at where our KiwiSaver funds are held, finding more than half are in growth-type funds and two thirds are in bank-controlled schemes
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1 May 18, 9:30am
Conservative or cash KiwiSaver returns beg the question: Why are you in KiwiSaver in the first place? We review the long-term returns and find them hard to justify
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23 Apr 18, 10:15am
We launch a new tool to help you work out how long your retirement savings plan will cover your life after work
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21 Apr 18, 10:22am
Nothing goes up forever, including financial markets or economic growth. Corrections happen. Now is a good time to think how your KiwiSaver will fare in a downturn
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20 Apr 18, 7:30am
We review the performance of KiwiSaver Growth funds. This sector is settling back from outsized returns but some are still delivering well. A decade of track records back up our analysis
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19 Apr 18, 9:20am
Bank lobby voices concerns over NZ First's bid to have a government-guaranteed, government-run KiwiSaver provider that prioritises local investment 
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17 Apr 18, 5:00am
The tide is going out for investors in KiwiSaver Default funds as the heavy allocation in fixed-income securities risks valuation readjustment down, cancelling any gains in yields
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19 Mar 18, 9:43am
Jenesa Jeram argues that rather than focusing on the flaws of individuals, governments might do better to explore their own behavioural biases towards retirement savings
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25 Feb 18, 11:18am
Choosing a KiwiSaver fund based on fee levels is analysis for suckers. We look at ten years of track record trying to find a relationship between fees and returns, unsuccessfully
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22 Feb 18, 2:47pm
KiwiFund Bill to establish a committee to set up a government-run KiwiSaver scheme passes first reading; National dubs it misguided and unnecessary; Industry speaks out against 'political tinkering' 
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16 Feb 18, 10:22am
Kris Faafoi wants to see more default KiwiSaver providers reduce fees, after just two of the nine providers cut theirs after a government review, but industry players are not so keen
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15 Feb 18, 5:02am
We look at how much you should be saving for retirement, attempting to give age markers so that you can tell if you are on track. You need a plan, commitment & to get started now
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13 Feb 18, 10:47am
Financial adviser Martin Hawes argues a stock market crash isn't looming, so remains bullish; Says now isn't the time for nervous investors to adjust their risk profiles
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5 Feb 18, 9:43am
We review the overall performance of the KiwiSaver funds industry, one that will reach $50 bln invested in 2018. Results have been good overall but there is a wide divergence between managers
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2 Feb 18, 5:02am
2017 was great for KiwiSaver members who chose balanced-growth funds, but only if your fund was managed well. Nine of 14 funds shone, for others the results were dim
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29 Jan 18, 2:49pm
Our comprehensive review of Aggressive KiwiSaver fund returns to December 31, 2017, identifies who has the best long-term results. But it shows managers for a quarter of these funds aren't up to scratch
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