Subscribe today - find out more
Why you should consider BusinessDesk
Opinion

DAVID CHAPLIN: KiwiSaver at 13 – unlucky for some

David Chaplin
Wed, 30 Sep 2020

Michael Cullen introduced KiwiSaver in 20017
David Chaplin
Wed, 30 Sep 2020
Despite arriving at the onset of the global financial crisis, the KiwiSaver regime had a happy beginning in 2007.With the full surge of membership growth yet to hit and account balances low, any GFC-related losses barely registered among the public.By the time the GFC allegedly blew over in 2009, the rapidly growing KiwiSaver population - now above 3 million - was poised to ride the almost uninterrupted wave of positive market returns to all-time highs.It hasn’t been non-stop fun, of course.KiwiSaver has been dogged by procedural issues,...

Use the information you’ve already given Google to create your subscription.

Not convinced yet?

Subscribe to our Daily News Update free newsletter.

Law & Regulation
David Henry firm moves into liquidation owing $400k
Brent Melville | Sat, 31 Jul 2021

Kinleith Land and Infrastructure moves into liquidation owing at least $400,000, liquidator looks to sell solar farm.

On the Money
On the Money: Chris Dunphy, Peter Wells' potential $250m payday, Banksy, Bridges, and more
Rebecca Stevenson | Sat, 31 Jul 2021

Which minister thought he was at a rave, who's cashing in on another potential IPO on the ASX, why wasn't anyone buying Banksy? And more.

Opinion FREE
Why it's hard to open a supermarket in NZ
Eric Crampton | Fri, 30 Jul 2021

Supermarkets' high profits should motivate a new competitor, if they're real. If the profits are there, what's stopping them?

Sponsored
How events can support a sustainable future

Sustainability has become a fundamental characteristic of a responsible business. It’s no longer just about “doing the right thing for the environment”, but now a much more holistic proposition where businesses have a real responsibility to embrace sustainable business practices - or risk being left behind.

Sponsored
5 trends as construction begins towards carbon neutrality

Carbon neutral trends emerging in engineering, procurement and construction across the globe indicate what we can expect in New Zealand over the next thirty years.