1. Generate KiwiSaver Fees

Generate KiwiSaver Scheme Fees

Fees are automatically deducted from your Generate KiwiSaver Scheme account.

What are the fees?

You will be charged fees for investing in the Generate KiwiSaver Scheme. Fees are deducted from your investment and will reduce your returns. If Generate invests in other funds, those funds may also charge fees. Small differences in these fees can have a big impact on your investment over the long-term.

⁠The fees you pay will be charged in two ways:

Regular charges

E.g. annual fund charges

One-off fees

Currently none

Always compare returns after fees, not just fees

Fees can be a hot topic among providers, but at the end of the day, what usually matters most to investors is the long-term return on their investment. That's why we recommend comparing net returns after fees. A comparison of just fees will only tell part of the story.

For example, Fund A has a 1% fee while Fund B has a 2% fee. If you were only comparing fees, Fund A looks like a good option. But when you consider the returns, the story changes. Fund B has a total return of 8% less the 2% fee, giving a net return of 6% - which is higher than Fund A, despite the fees.

Net returns of

5% p.a.

Fees of 1% p.a.

Fund A

Net returns of

6% p.a.

Fees of 2% p.a.

Fund B

Summary of fund charges



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Focused Growth


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Administration fee: $3 per month per member * Estimates ^ Net Fees rounded to 2 decimals

How do the fees apply to me?


Hannah’s initial investment in Generate KiwiSaver Growth Fund

Hannah is charged management fees, which work out to about $128 (1.28% of $10,000).
These fees might be more or less if her account balance has increased or decreased over the year. Over a year, Hannah pays administration fee of $36.

Fund charge (1.28% of $10,000)


Administration fee (p.a. per member)


Estimated total fees for the first year


Annual Fund Charges

Administration fees

Adviser Services

Ongoing Servicing Fees

Trading Expenses

Stepping Stones and Stepping Stones Growth investment options

The fees can be changed

Methodology used for calculating the approximate total sum of fees on Generate’s annual member statement

Fees are exclusive of GST where applicable

We can charge other fees on an individual basis for investor-specific decisions or actions, such as entry or exit fees. However, no such fees are currently charged.

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