Opinion

KiwiSaver as teenager: what does it really want?

David Chaplin
Wed, 04 Aug 2021

KiwiSaver as teenager: what does it really want?
Now 14 years old, KiwiSaver is betwixt and between a period of generous subsidies and more compulsion (Image: Depositphotos)
David Chaplin
Wed, 04 Aug 2021
By most measures, KiwiSaver has racked up a sound 14 year record.At the end of June, the mostly locked-in savings scheme had accrued over 3.1 million members, close to $85 billion under management, decent investment returns, a diverse range of schemes (now numbering 37) and no major scandals.But that’s not good enough, according to a recent industry-funded survey.The Financial Services Council recent ‘Money and you’ study, subtitled ‘KiwiSaver at the crossroads’, reckons the scheme should have built up assets of be...

Not convinced yet?

Subscribe to our Daily News Update free newsletter.

Opinion FREE
Brian Gaynor: a 'titan' of NZ's capital markets
Jenny Ruth | Sat, 21 May 2022

Brian Roche remembers Brian Gaynor as "sorta scary and impressive at the same time – a real 'conscience' of what was right and fair." 

On the Money
On the Money: Brian Gaynor tributes, Damien Grant's slip-up, Marsden Point and more
Pattrick Smellie | Sat, 21 May 2022

OTM this week: Tributes to a legend of the NZ investment world, who forgot to BCC their who's who subscriber list, a slightly bemusing no smoking note at the Budget lockup and more. 

Law & Regulation
Unlawful collection of Companies Office fees fixed under urgency
Ian Llewellyn | Fri, 20 May 2022

The Companies Office's administration of fees may have saved costs, but the problem is it was against the law.

Partner content
What’s driving the ram raids, and what shop owners can do

Scott La Franchie explains the motivations behind the spate of burglaries.

Partner content
Grow your business by taking time to plan

Getting business fundamentals right gives the best chance at beating the unplannable.