The Pension National Scheme is a defined contribution scheme. The benefits payable by your Scheme are guaranteed by the Government.
The earnings rate declared by the Board for the Scheme for the year ended 31 March 2021 was 16.11% on Members' Total Credits as at 1 April 2020, and 6.4% on contributions paid during the year. The investment return (after tax and operating expenses) earned by the Scheme for the year ended 31 March 2020 was 22.49% (2020: -2.4%).
The Locked-in section of the Pension National Scheme was created on 1 July 2007 as an alternative to KiwiSaver. The Locked-in section has many of the benefits of KiwiSaver, but also has the Government guarantee and the 4% minimum earnings. These two features are hallmarks of the NPF schemes and are not available to KiwiSaver.
How your money is invested
The Scheme's asset allocation strategy is set by the Board and reviewed regularly. In addition, during the year, the Board has applied its Dynamic Asset Allocation (DAA) tilting programme as outlined in the Statement of Investment Policies, Standards and Procedures (SIPSP). The pie charts show the Scheme’s asset allocation strategy effective from 1 February 2021 and the DAA position in place as at 31 March 2021.