The Logical approach to Kiwisaver planning

2021 Offer - Free Financial Plan With Every
New KiwiSaver Account Switch!

Every new KiwiSaver client from now until end of 2021 will get a free financial plan, written by a licensed and qualified Financial Adviser, covering KiwiSaver, Investments, Insurances, Estate Planning, Retirement Cashflows and ACC. This exclusive offer would normally cost you at least $400.

Just complete the following calculator and request your personalised KiwiSaver report. If you like our approach to KiwiSaver, we’ll help you switch to a Multi-Manager Strategy and we’ll draw up your personal Financial Plan, completely free of charge.

Get the facts and download your personalised report.

We want to make sure our clients fully understand the thinking behind our approach.  Complete the simple questionnaire below and request your KiwiSaver report.  You'll see why our approach works and what it could mean for you.

You are years old and earn $ a year.
Your personal contributions are % and
your current KiwiSaver balance is $

We believe our approach to KiwiSaver planning is unique.  The majority of KiwiSaver schemes have just one investment manager, with just one investment approach, creating, in our opinion,  unreliable and random outcomes.  Through our Providers we use up to six top investment managers, simultaneously and side by side, each with different philosophies, styles and methods, spreading your expertise risk and capturing more opportunities. The following diagram illustrates this:

Lower risk means better outcomes

With single-manager strategies, you have no control over your managers' results.  With a Multi-Manager Strategy however, you're in control.  When we judge by performance, any single investment manager could be top, bottom or anywhere in between.  With multiple managers, covering most major investment philosophies, the result closely follows the industry median result.  Statistically, 50% of all managers must under-perform the average but with a Multi-Manager Strategy, the chances of all your managers being poor performers is very low.  Fusion Investing is about avoiding under-performance and giving you a reasonable return, rather than chasing "stars" and risking a poor one.  If we project forward, using the last five years' performance figures, choosing a below average performer could cost you a lot of money.  Our Multi-Manager Strategy greatly reduces the chance of this happening.

You are years old and earn $ a year.
Your personal contributions are % and
your current KiwiSaver balance is $

Reducing Relative Performance Risk

KiwiSaver is a long-term investment, with many providers and managers to choose from.  Inevitably, some will deliver poor returns compared to their peers, failing their investors.  We call this "Peer Performance Risk" (PPR). If you use just one fund manager, you can't avoid this risk, but with multiple managers, we believe you can virtually eliminate it.

Our Multi-Manager Strategy (MMS) simultaneously uses a selection of up to six managers with different styles and philosophies. Each is given the same portion of your funds to manage. The chances of all your managers underperforming the industry average is very low.  So we can say our Multi-Manager Strategy has virtually "Zero Peer Performance Risk" over longer time frames.  We know what the historic average underperformance is (Morningstar KiwiSaver Surveys), and if we project these historic figures forward to your age 65, we can estimate what your dollar "advantage" could be with multiple managers.

We can't engineer specific returns, that's impossible, but we can prevent below industry-average returns.  ie. If the average industry (say) Growth Profile return is 7.5% p.a. over the next 20 years, that's what a Multi-Manager-Srategy should deliver, or very close to it.

Remember, in a universe of single managers, there will be "winners" and "losers".  At Fusion, we call this "gambling".

Of course, if you're confident your current manager will remain an above-average performer for the rest of your life, you don't need MMS.  But if you think they're "infallible", do you remember Prudential, Tower, National Mutual, Spicers and Huljich? Once household names, but where are they now?  We've already seen several managers change since KiwiSaver started, and it's certain there will be more changes.  If you don't want to be watching managers and performance statistics for the rest of your life, MMS is a great solution so you can get on with life with one less worry.

The reason we changed to Fusion's approach to KiwiSaver, is that it makes sense to spread your funds and diversify.  You’re spreading your risk, and to use racing terms you are not just placing your money on one horse but covering the field.  It's a no brainer for us.

John, Christchurch

I chose the Fusion's approach to KiwiSaver planning because I liked the idea of five managers looking after my funds, rather than just one.  It seems a safer way of saving, whilst I’m still targeting good returns.

Andrew, Auckland

It made absolute sense to diversify and spread the risk. No individual is infallible, and having five experts in their field managing a diversified KiwiSaver portfolio makes so much sense, we can’t understand why anyone would want to invest any other way.

Andre, Auckland

Call us on or 0508 FUSION (387466) or email us at to get our free infosheet on the Fusion Advantage and how it can work for you.

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