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New Zealand Superannuation

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund invests money, on behalf of the New Zealand Government, to help pay for the increased cost of universal pension entitlements in the future. By doing this the Fund adds to Crown wealth, improves the ability of future Governments to pay for universal pensions, and ultimately reduces the tax burden on future New Zealanders. The fund has a large allocation to New Zealand

Country

New Zealand

AUM ($B)

$42

Performance

29.63

Chief Executive

Matt Whineray

Chief Investment Officer

Stephen Gilmore

Chair

Catherine Drayton

Asset allocation

75% Global Equities

5% New Zealand Equities

20% Global Fixed Income

0% Property

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