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Review of KiwiSaver default provider arrangements

Issue date: 
Wednesday, 7 August 2019
Document Date: 
Wednesday, 7 Aug 2019
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The Treasury and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment are reviewing the KiwiSaver default provider arrangements.  KiwiSaver members who do not choose their own fund and are between 18 and 65 years of age are automatically enrolled in a “default fund”. The government appoints providers that can provide default funds and sets the requirements that default funds must meet. The terms of appointment for the existing nine default KiwiSaver providers expire on 30 June 2021.

The discussion paper below seeks feedback on what, if any, changes should be made to the terms of appointment for providers of default funds.  The paper seeks feedback on the investment approach for default funds and options for reducing fees charged to default members.  The paper also seeks feedback on responsible investment and whether default settings should be used to support the development of New Zealand’s capital markets.

Last updated: 
Monday, 17 August 2020