Kiwi Wealth KiwiSaver Scheme
Kiwi Wealth Default

In their own words: "The Default Fund is intended for short-term investment until you choose the best fund(s) for your circumstances. It holds 15% to 25% in shares and other growth assets at all times, with the remainder invested in a combination of cash and fixed interest assets. Its objective is to deliver a benchmark return similar to being invested in a fund of 50% in New Zealand cash, 30% in New Zealand fixed interest assets and 20% in shares and other growth assets. This Fund is certified by the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA) and engages with companies to improve their performance."

At a glance:

Not Mindful
Type: Conservative fund
Past Returns: 4.09%

Average annual returns over the past 3 years, after fees and taxes. *indicates less than three years of data.

Annual Fees: 0.78%

Annual fees, including membership and % management fee, assuming $10,000 investment.

More information:

A summary of this fund and it's details.

Number FND553
Name Kiwi Wealth Default
Risk profile Conservative fund
Description The Default Fund is intended for short-term investment until you choose the best fund(s) for your circumstances. It holds 15% to 25% in shares and other growth assets at all times, with the remainder invested in a combination of cash and fixed interest assets. Its objective is to deliver a benchmark return similar to being invested in a fund of 50% in New Zealand cash, 30% in New Zealand fixed interest assets and 20% in shares and other growth assets. This Fund is certified by the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA) and engages with companies to improve their performance.
Value $210M NZD
Members 29,904
Market index description The market index return is the strategic asset allocation weighted benchmark index return, where the benchmark indicies are defined in the Statement of Investment Policy and Objectives. Additional information about the market index is available on the Disclose offer register at https://disclose-register.companiesoffice.govt.nz/
Disclosure Statement Period Sun March 31st 2019
Fund started Tue July 1st 2014
Three-year average return 4.09%
Market index past year return 4.85%
Past year return net charges and tax 3.69
Past year return net of charges gross of tax 4.91
Market index return since fund started 5.23%
Return since fund started net 3.97%
Total annual fund fees 0.78
Total performance based fees 0.0
Manager's basic fee 0.74
Administration charges 0.04
Total other charges 0.0
Total other charges currency NZD

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to 31 March 2019.

The past annual returns for this fund. Please note that higher past returns do not always mean higher future returns.

Year Market Index Fund Annual Return
2019 4.40% 3.69%
2018 3.80% 3.92%
2017 4.16% 4.65%
2016 3.52% 2.43%

The market index is the average NZ KiwiSaver return for funds of the same risk category, sourced from the Commission for Financial Capability's Sorted website. The fund information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to 31 March 2019.

Showing the top 10 investments for this fund:

  • Westpac NZD Account
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents AA-
    3.96%
  • Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank 23/4/2024
    Germany Int Fixed Interest AAA
    2.12%
  • Kommunalbanken As 20/8/2025
    Norway Int Fixed Interest AAA
    1.86%
  • New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency Bond 15/4/2027
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AA+
    1.55%
  • Kreditanstalt Fuer Wiederaufbau 7/3/2023
    Germany Int Fixed Interest AAA
    1.48%
  • New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency Bond 14/4/2033
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AA+
    1.33%
  • International Bank For Reconstruction & Development 2/2/2023
    United States Int Fixed Interest AAA
    0.92%
  • Westpac Term Deposit 2/7/2019
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents AA-
    0.84%
  • Nordic Investment Bank 2/9/2025
    Finland Int Fixed Interest AAA
    0.83%
  • ANZ Bank Term Deposit 13/5/2019
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents AA-
    0.83%

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to 31 March 2019.

How the money in this fund is invested.

Type Target Actual
Cash and Cash Equivalents 50.0% 39.07%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 30.0% 12.81%
International Fixed Interest 0.0% 28.88%
Australasian Equities 0.0% 0.37%
International Equities 20.0% 18.56%
Listed Properties 0.0% 0.31%
Unlisted Properties 0.0% 0.0%
Unknown None% 0.0%
Other 0.0% 0.0%
Commodities 0.0% 0.0%

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to 31 March 2019.

Key Personnel

  • Diana Gordon

    Currently: Head of Fixed Interest - Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership (6 years, 7 months)
    Previously: Senior High Yield Portfolio Manager, Goldman Sachs Asset Management New York (10 years, 10 months)

  • Greg Hayton

    Currently: Cash Portfolio Manager & Senior Fixed Income Trader - Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership (9 years, 5 months)
    Previously: Portfolio Administrator - Gareth Morgan Investments Limited Partnership (1 years, 6 months)

  • Nathan Field

    Currently: Portfolio Manager, Equities - Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership (8 years, 10 months)
    Previously: Senior Equity Analyst - ABN Amro, Sydney (4 years, 6 months)

  • Simon O'Grady

    Currently: Chief Investment Officer - Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership (6 years, 5 months)
    Previously: Head of Investment Strategy - Suncorp Investment Management (5 years, 0 months)

  • Steffan Berridge

    Currently: Senior Quantitative Strategist – Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership (5 years, 6 months)
    Previously: Portfolio Manager - Man Group PLC (9 years, None months)

  • Susan Easton

    Currently: Head of Investment Strategy - Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership (9 years, 3 months)
    Previously: Investment Strategist - Gareth Morgan Investments Limited Partnership (3 years, 6 months)

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to 31 March 2019.

The known proportion of this fund invested in the areas of concern that we track. The Fund may have investments that are not consistent with their exclusions policy because of timing issues or because there are companies of concern in indirect investments.

  • Adult Entertainment/Pornography:
    0.00%
  • Alcohol:
    0.48%
  • Animal Testing:
    2.49%
  • Fossil Fuels:
    2.57%
  • Gambling:
    0.23%
  • GMOs:
    0.25%
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
    1.08%
  • Palm Oil:
    0.00%
  • Tobacco:
    0.00%
  • Weapons:
    0.24%

This data has been compiled by Mindful Money from the portfolios that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with the Disclose register to 31 March 2019 and Mindful Money analysis of funds within those portfolio. The list of companies of concern has been drawn from ratings agencies and public sources, including the Norwegian Sovereign Fund, NZ Super Fund and research organisations.

Does this fund have a policy to exclude any industries from its investments?

  • Adult Entertainment/Pornography:
  • Alcohol:
  • Animal Testing:
  • Fossil Fuels:
  • Gambling:
  • GMOs:
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
  • Palm Oil:
  • Tobacco:
  • Weapons:

This data is compiled from Mindful Money analysis of Fund websites. Note that the Fund’s intended exclusions may not be consistent with the analysis of the portfolio because of timing issues or because there are companies of concern in indirect investments by the Fund.

Many KiwiSaver funds exclude controversial weapons. However, the category of Weapons used in this analysis is broader in scope, covering all munitions, firearms and military weapons.

Download the fund's disclosure statement and portfolio holdings.

This information has been sourced from the six monthly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to 31 March 2019.

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