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Conservative attitude a bigger problem than fees: McLachlan

New Zealand's fund management industry should do more to help shake Kiwis out of their too-conservative approach to investing, one KiwiSaver manager suggests.

Friday, May 25th, 6:00AM

Bruce McLachlan, chief executive of Fisher Funds, said his firm's modelling showed the optimal strategy for a mid-50s investor was to have 60% growth assets at 55 and more than 40% at 60. Even at 90, they would have 20% in growth investments.

"Our analysis suggests a much slower reduction in growth assets is the preferred KiwiSaver strategy," he said. "Because New Zealand started KiwiSaver so recently many fund managers are using lifestage models from overseas data, where retirement savings have been in place for much longer and at higher levels...MORE»

KiwiSaver rules for MPs - even if their scheme doesn't exist any more

Friday, May 18th, 6:00AM

MPs including the Commerce Minister claim to be part of a scheme that was wound up five years ago. Good Returns checks out the latest register of pecuniary interests to find out where MPs have their money.

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Call for KiwiSaver tax changes

Thursday, May 3rd, 6:00AM

Tax changes to KiwiSaver are needed to encourage New Zealanders to start saving enough for their retirements, an AFA has told the Tax Working Group.

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Tough quarter for KiwiSaver

Tuesday, May 1st, 8:22PM

Most KiwiSaver funds reported a negative return for the first three months of this year.

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Advisers: Fee move will make little difference

Wednesday, March 28th, 5:59AM

KiwiSaver investors will soon see the fees they pay displayed in dollar terms - but advisers are not convinced it will have any effect.

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Roboadvice changes open door to new KiwiSaver player

Monday, March 26th, 6:00AM

The newest player in the KiwiSaver market is due to launch its offering in two weeks' time.

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Tax breaks needed to boost savings: Milford

Monday, March 19th, 6:00AM

One fund manager is calling for tax breaks to boost New Zealand's savings rate.

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KiwiSaver fee drop 'missed the mark'

Monday, March 5th, 6:00AM

Small reductions to KiwiSaver fund managers’ fees are nothing to be celebrated, an adviser says.

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