The tables below show the performance of our KiwiSaver and investment funds to the end of October 2019. Here's what influenced the markets last month:
The lift in bond yields both here in NZ and globally put a dampener on returns for more conservative investment strategies.
Simplicity puts companies on formal notice as diversity stalls on boards
Progress towards gender and ethnic diversity amongst the leadership of the country’s top companies has stalled.
Low-cost index funds a winning formula for non-profit Simplicity KiwiSaver Plan
The latest KiwiSaver quarterly report to the end of September is out and the results once again have Simplicity shining...
Simplicity makes $150k donation to Kiwi charities as part of 3rd birthday celebrations
As part of its third birthday celebrations, the Simplicity Charitable Trust made its biggest round of donations this month.
Simplicity makes its largest donation ever to suicide prevention hotline Lifeline
Today we’re announcing a $72,000 donation, our largest ever, to Lifeline in support of its ‘72 Club’ project....
It's never too early to start teaching your kids about money
Long before they're verbal, children are learning.
Simplicity takes the lead as fastest growing KiwiSaver scheme
A new report profiling and comparing KiwiSaver providers highlights Simplicity's sharp growth spurt leading up...
Simplicity offers KiwiSaver accounts free of annual fees to foster children
We recently discovered from one of our members that few foster children have a KiwiSaver...
Tiny Houses, KiwiSaver & HomeStart Grants
Tiny homes are all the rage these days for a number reasons, the price being...
Why women need to save more to secure a comfortable retirement
Research on gender differences in KiwiSaver has thrown up some disturbing findings for women.
Simplicity to go fossil fuel-extraction-free as part of new exclusion funds
For some time now, investors have been asking us to exclude fossil fuel investments.
24 questions that need to be probed by a Royal Commission on banking in NZ
Simplicity founder Sam Stubbs today renewed calls for a royal commission on banking practises in...
Put in $1,043 and pick up another $521 for free - member tax credit reminder
Last year, more than one million KiwiSavers missed out on a potential $521 top up...
Why NZ must have a commission of enquiry into our banking and insurance industry
Recently in Australia politicians, regulators, insurers, and bankers were asked whether a Royal Commission into...