1. The largest in-house global equity manager in New Zealand providing hands-on management of your investment.
Our trusted team of experts actively manage the funds our members invest in. By hand picking stocks from across the global market they aim to provide better than market returns over the long term. This proactive approach means we can react quickly when markets change and we are not locked into prescribed allocations of securities (eg: shares and bonds) - which is the case with passive and some other investment options. A passive hands-off approach can enable some KiwiSaver providers to offer lower fees, but the down side can be surrendering control of the members’ investment and a missed opportunity to outperform the market. We believe that, over the long term, the hands-on approach (or active fund management) is expected to outperform passive funds.
2. A responsible investment approach that effects change.
Some KiwiSaver scheme providers offer an ‘ethical fund’ where they exclude certain companies, but we apply responsible investing principals across ALL our funds. We not only exclude companies based on what they produce, we also exclude based on their behaviour and impact on people and the environment. Our team gets involved in ‘responsible shareholder activism’ – where we push for improvements through our voting power as shareholders, on behalf of our members. This is an investment approach that doesn't just pay lip service to doing social good, but actually effects change. Our blog shows the real impact shareholder voting rights have on business decisions
3. Great Kiwi customer service there when you need it.
Our team of New Zealand-based customer service experts are only a phone call or email away. Whenever you have questions about your KiwiSaver investment or need help - for example with withdrawing the funds from your KiwiSaver investment for a first home - we are here to help you through the process.
4. Digital tools and resources so you can get involved with your KiwiSaver investment.
Feel like you're in the dark with your KiwiSaver investment? You won't be with us. Our members get access to our award winning online service that enables you to play an active role in your KiwiSaver investment. Not only can you keep an eye on your investment through your own account summary page, but you can set a retirement goal and review and make changes to your investment fund whenever you like. This gives you greater control over your investment, to ensure it matches your appetite for risk and timeframe.