KiwiSaver
Balanced Fund

This fund is invested in a mix of growth and income assets.

The minimum suggested investment timeframe is 6 years.

Simplicity Fee

0.29%

Market Average

1.16% *

* Market average fee sourced from Sorted Smart Investor based on $10,000 in diversified funds with a similar growth / income asset allocation during the 12 months that ended on 31 March 2022. Simplicity fee as at 1 May 2023.

What this fund invests in

Over 4,000 investments in more than 20 countries.

The target asset allocations are 59% in growth assets (43.5% International shares, 12% New Zealand shares, and 3.5% unlisted property) and 41% in income assets (2% cash and cash equivalents, 16.5% New Zealand fixed interest, and 22.5% International fixed interest).

 

The returns and volatility are likely to be higher than the Conservative Fund over the longer term (10 years or more), and lower than the Growth Fund.

 

This option suits members seeking medium term growth and lessening risk with broad diversification.

Target asset allocation

Returns Performance

1.32%

1 Month

2.40%

3 Months

1.45%

1 Year

-1.31%

2 Years

3.99%

3 Years

5.15%

5 Years

* These returns are to 30-04-2023 and are before tax and after fund management fees. Yearly returns are per annum. Past performance is not necessarily an indicator of future performance and return periods may differ.

Risk Profile

The risk indicator reflects how much the value of the Fund’s assets goes up and down (volatility). A higher risk generally means higher potential returns over time, but more ups and downs along the way.

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Higher risk

Note that even the lowest category does not mean a risk-free investment, and there are other risks that are not captured in this rating. This risk indicator is not a guarantee of a fund’s future performance. While risk indicators are usually relatively stable, they do shift from time to time. The risk indicator reflects the most recent quarterly fund update or the PDS if a fund update has not yet been produced and will continue to be updated in future fund updates. See the product disclosure statement (PDS) for more information about the risk indicator and the risks associated with investing in this fund.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between the KiwiSaver Balanced and Default Funds?

Simplicity is a default KiwiSaver provider, appointed by the Government under an instrument of appointment. Investors can be automatically enrolled by the Inland Revenue Department and if Simplicity is selected as their default provider, their contributions will be invested in the Default Fund. While the asset allocation of the Balanced and Default Funds are similar, the Balanced Fund has exposure to unlisted property investments.

Is the Balanced Fund exposed to loans secured by first mortgages over residential property?

Yes, the Balanced Fund has a benchmark asset allocation of 6.5% (within a range of 0% to 10%) available to invest in loans secured by first mortgages over residential property.

Why is the risk rating of the Balanced Fund the same as the Conservative Fund?

The risk indicator is designed to help investors understand the uncertainties both for loss and growth that may affect their investment. The risk indicator is rated from 1 (low) to 7 (high). The rating reflects how much the value of the fund’s assets goes up and down (volatility). A higher risk generally means higher potential returns over time, but more ups and downs along the way. 

This risk indicator is not a guarantee of a fund’s future performance, and different funds may have the same risk indicator category from time to time. Please refer to our Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for more information about the risks associated with investing in the Scheme.

Key Documents

Latest Fund Update

This document is produced quarterly and tells you how the fund has performed and what fees were charged and will help you to compare the fund with other funds.

Product Disclosure Statement

This document gives you important information to help you decide whether you want to invest. There is other useful information about this offer on companiesoffice.govt.nz/disclose

Statement of Investment Policy and Objectives (SIPO)

This policy describes Simplicity NZ Limited’s Governing Principles, provides a description of the Scheme, outlines its purpose and philosophy, its investment objectives and policies. It also covers investment performance monitoring and reporting.

Responsible Investment Policy

This policy describes Simplicity NZ Limited’s approach to responsible investment. This policy is to be read alongside our scheme governing documents, including the Statement of Investment Policy and Objectives (“SIPO”), Product Disclosure Statement (“PDS”) and Other Material Information (“OMI”).

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Growth

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High Growth

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Conservative

This fund is mostly invested in income assets, with a limited exposure to growth assets.

Default

This fund is invested in a mix of growth and income assets.

Defensive

This fund is mostly invested in income assets, with very limited exposure to growth assets.

Minutes to join

Grab your IRD number and driver licence or passport, and fill in the form. We’ll do everything else %)