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KiwiSaver popularity brings attention to 'second-order' problems

Former deputy prime minister and finance minister Sir Michael Cullen says the need for an annuity provider to help KiwiSaver members manage their lump sums on retirement is another sign of the scheme’s success.

Tuesday, February 21st, 5:59AM

He recently joined the board of the Retirement Income Group (RIG).

RIG manages New Zealand’s only variable annuity, Lifetime Retirement Income.

Sir Michael said annuity providers had not made much cut-through in New Zealand and the products that had been available to New Zealanders were not seen as attractive.

But he said as the KiwiSaver balances built up it raised issues about what options would be available to members at retirement...MORE»

Simplicity's growth fund posts early success

Friday, February 3rd, 6:00AM

KiwiSaver provider Simplicity's managing director Sam Stubbs says his funds' first reported performance data are like "winning a bronze medal in your first event" despite a poor showing from its conservative fund.

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KiwiSaver quake moves spark warning

Thursday, November 24th, 6:00AM

Government is making it easier for earthquake-affected KiwiSaver members to withdraw their money if they suffer financial hardship – but one adviser is warning it is not a good idea.

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Banks raise concern about 'fee-chasers'

Monday, November 21st, 6:00AM

Bank KiwiSaver providers are worried that proposed changes to annual statement requirements could lead to members chasing the lowest-fee providers.

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Kiwis seek RI information - but not from advisers

Wednesday, November 16th, 6:00AM

New Zealanders say there is not enough information available to help them choose responsibly invested KiwiSaver funds – but very few seek out an adviser to help them.

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FMA offers KiwiSaver advice guidance

Tuesday, November 8th, 11:00AM

[UPDATED] Efforts are under way at the Financial Markets Authority to help address concerns from KiwiSaver providers that are believed to be limiting the advice members receive.

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KiwiSaver bounces back

Wednesday, October 26th, 2:39PM

A solid quarter has seen KiwiSaver investments shake off the impact of Brexit-induced market turmoil.

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Don't dismiss KiwiSaver, advisers told

Wednesday, October 26th, 6:00AM

Advisers are being urged to think about KiwiSaver advice as a way to capture clients for the future.

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