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KiwiSaver Equation - Moving to 10% Contributions

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Financial Services Council has forecast how KiwiSaver can help Kiwi's with their retirement as contribution rates increase from 6% now to potentially 10% in the future.

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Kiwis to gain from Aussie Super Portability

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The Australian Tax Office estimates there is about A$17.7 billion (NZ$21 billion) in 'lost accounts' in the Australian superannuation system, much of which is thought to belong to New Zealanders.

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Reserve Bank issues 'dirty money' warning

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NZ Herald By Ben Chapman-Smith 11:45 AM Thursday Jun 20, 2013

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Plans for a KiwiSaver scheme only adviser being considered

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The Code Committee is considering the idea of having a designation for advisers wanting to give advice around KiwiSaver only.

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Buffett Fan Douglass Best in Australia on Magellan Global

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"The company’s flagship Magellan Global Fund beat all 109 global equity funds available in Australia with more than $100 million in assets over the past three years through June, according to data compiled by Bloomberg."

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Active funds best allround use of KiwiSaver

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Brian Gaynor discusses active vs passive fund managers in relation to KiwiSaver. The benefits that our members enjoy through active management are explored.

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Investing globally - may the force be with you...

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"In this commentary we look at the significance (or otherwise!) of the NZ market – and share thoughts about why some international diversification is important for investors."

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Morningstar KiwiSaver Schemes' Survey - June Quarter 2013

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Fixed income investments lagged over the June quarter, while equities were mostly positive. KiwiSaver schemes with large fixed interest exposures felt the impact of the sharp increase in bond yields, while the New Zealand dollars fall against global exchanges enhanced the return of global equities.

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Third of KiwiSaver schemes' members don't know balance

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More than one in three people signed up to KiwiSaver don't know how much money they have in their retirement savings account, a survey by the country's largest provider has revealed.

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FundSource Generate KiwiSaver Scheme Research Paper Sep 2013

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This paper by FundSource provides an in-depth analysis of the Generate KiwiSaver Scheme. The main features of the Scheme, including benefits and limitations of investing in the Scheme, are discussed. FundSource is an independent New Zealand managed funds research house, supplying data to financial advisers and fund managers since 1987.

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