When you’re comparing KiwiSaver schemes or investment funds, it’s important to make sure you’re comparing apples with apples.
For example, the fees for funds with an ‘active’ management approach tend to be higher than those for a fund with a ‘passive’ management approach. Rather than simply tracking an index, an ‘active’ approach aims to outperform an index. That involves more management and investment expertise, but it also offers the potential for higher returns over the long term.
That’s why fees are not the only consideration when choosing a fund to invest in. What’s really important is the overall return after fees. In other words, it’s what you get for your fees that counts.
When comparing different funds, make sure you look at long-term performance after fees have been deducted. At ANZ Investments, we believe our track record speaks for itself. We’ve consistently delivered above-average performance over the long term – and we think that’s pretty good value for money.