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Annual report

Annual report for the year ended 31 December 2018

Details of scheme

This annual report has been prepared for UniSaver New Zealand (scheme) for the year ended 31 December 2018. The manager and trustee of the scheme is UniSaver Limited (trustee, we, or us).

The scheme is a registered restricted workplace savings scheme.

The latest PDS for the scheme is dated 1 February 2018, and is open for applications.

The latest fund updates for each of the funds in the scheme for the year ended 31 December 2018 were made publicly available on 29 March 2019.

The latest financial statements for the scheme dated 22 March 2019 and the auditor’s report on those financial statements was lodged with the Registrar of Financial Service Providers on 29 March 2019. The financial statements and auditor’s report are available on the offer register and the scheme register at www.disclose-register.companiesoffice.govt.nz and at unisaver.co.nz.

 

Information on contributions and scheme participants

This section provides a summary of changes in the membership of the scheme over the year ended 31 December 2018.

Membership 1 January 2018 31 December 2018
Total contributing scheme participants 7,961 8,350
Total non-contributing scheme participants 1,541 1,792 
Total scheme participants 9,502 10,142 

 

New members and member exits during the year ended 31 December 2018
New members  
Transfers from other schemes 0
Other new members 1,095
Total new members 1,095
Member exits due to:  
Death 13
Retirement 85
Transfers to other schemes 0
Other reasons 357
Total exits 455

 

Member accumulations 1 January 2018 31 December 2018
Total members’ accumulations $1,000,757,222 $1,004,150,468 
Number of members 9,502  10,142 

 

Total contributions to the scheme for the period

Total contributions
during the period

Number of members
who made the relevant
contribution

Member contributions $49,777,568 9,082
Employer or other sponsor contributions $37,476,732 9,199
Member voluntary additional contributions $6,491 2
Total contributions $87,260,792  
18,283



Changes relating to the scheme

The following material changes have occurred during the year ended 31 December 2018. On 1 February 2018, the scheme's:

  • trust deed was amended to allow UniSteps to become the scheme’s default investment option.
  • statement of investment policy and objectives was updated to introduce two new asset classes – global listed infrastructure (hedged) and global high yield (hedged), with the target asset allocations of Growth, Balanced, and Conservative changing as a result. 

Apart from the above changes, no other material changes have occurred during the year ended 31 December 2018.

All related party transactions entered into during the period were on arm’s length terms.

 

Other information for particular types of managed funds

During the period, the following withdrawals were made from the scheme:

Withdrawal type
Total number of members who made the relevant withdrawal
Retirement 85 
Leaving service 352 
Death 13 
First-home withdrawal 52 
Permanent emigration
Other partial withdrawals 461
Total withdrawals 968 

 

As at the end of the period, we applied the following crediting rates to the members’ balances for the respective investment options:

Fund Crediting rate for the period to 31 December 2018
Growth (6.42%)
Balanced (4.08%)
Conservative (0.47%)
Cash 1.69%
UniSteps (age 49) (5.30%) 
UniSteps (age 54) (4.18%) 
UniSteps (age 59) (2.96%)
UniSteps (age 64) (1.69%) 

The returns information for UniSteps is based on the returns from the base investment options applicable at the ages shown. 

 

 

 

UniSaver Limited, as manager and trustee of the scheme, confirms:

  • all the contributions required to be made to the scheme in accordance with the trust deed have been made
  • all the benefits required to be paid from the scheme in accordance with the terms of the trust deed and the KiwiSaver scheme rules have been paid
  • the market value of the scheme property at the balance date equalled or exceeded the total value of benefits that would have been payable had all members of the scheme ceased to be members at that date and had provision been made for the continued payment of all benefits being paid to members and other beneficiaries as at the balance date.

The locked section is a complying superannuation fund. It offers member tax credits from the Crown in exchange for locking in contributions in the same way as KiwiSaver. The information in the table below relates only to the locked section.

Information about the locked section Number/value
The market value of the assets subject to the complying fund rules  $257,457,674
The number of members to which the assets relate 5,832 
The value of withdrawals subject to the complying fund rules  $8,245,615



Changes to persons involved in the scheme

The table below sets out what changes were made to persons involved in the scheme during the period ended 31 December 2018.

Person Change
The trustee and manager of the scheme None
The directors of the trustee and manager of the scheme The directors of UniSaver Limited are Adrienne Pearl Cleland, Carolyn Ruth Dimond, Eoin Malcolm Miller Johnson, Michael Donald Holland McAlpine, Wayne Grenfell Morgan and Ian Howard Russon. John Patrick resigned as a director on 30 June 2018. Michael McAlpine was appointed as a director on 1 July 2018.
Key personnel of the trustee and manager of the scheme None
Any administration manager or investment manager of the scheme None
The securities registrar, custodian, or auditor of the scheme. None

 

How to find further information

Further information relating the scheme, including financial statements, the product disclosure statement and other material information relating to the scheme, annual fund updates, the scheme’s trust deed, and statement of investment policy and objectives, is available on the offer register and the scheme register free of charge at www.disclose-register.companiesoffice.govt.nz. You may also obtain the above information, as well as a copy of the application form and an estimate of your current benefits, free of charge by contacting us through our Scheme Secretary at robyn.doherty@aonhewitt.com.

 

Contact details and complaints

If you have any questions or complaints, please contact us through our Scheme Secretary at:

Robyn Doherty
Scheme Secretary
UniSaver New Zealand
C/- Aon New Zealand
Level 3, 1 Willis Street
PO Box 2764
Wellington 6140
Telephone: 04 819 4056 during normal business hours

If we are unable to resolve your complaint, you can complain to the Financial Services Complaints Limited (FSCL). FSCL can be contacted at:

Financial Services Complaints Limited
PO Box 5967
Level 4, 101 Lambton Quay
Wellington 6145
Telephone: 0800 347 257 during normal business hours

FSCL will not charge a fee to any complaint to investigate or resolve a complaint.

You may also contact Mercer (N.Z.) Limited (the securities registrar) at:

UniSaver New Zealand
C/- Mercer (N.Z.) Limited
PO Box 1849
Wellington 6140
Telephone: 0800 864 724

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