NZ Everyday Investor

Derek Blank: Kiwisaver - what's in it?!

Episode Summary

Derek Blank, investment and retirement adviser speaks about Kiwisaver – hosted by Darcy Ungaro. How to choose the right fund? What makes a good Kiwisaver fund?

Episode Notes

Is there a secret KiwiSaver fund that out-performs the rest? What are some of the myths and misconceptions about KiwiSaver.

Can the government steal your money?

What's actually inside of KiwiSaver?

Tracking the money from your pay, to the equity markets and back again - the role of a fund manager

Choosing the right type of fund: Understanding the 4 key ingredients of your fund type and how they should change as you age.

Show Links:

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A little about Derek Blank

Derek has worked in the financial services industry for over 15 years. During this time, he has held senior management roles, specialising in product management and product development. He has designed many of the financial products that exist today, protecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of Kiwis and helping them achieve their financial goals.

More recently, Derek has started his own business providing financial advice to people who want to take control of what is on their financial horizon. There are three main service offerings provided by Horizon Financial Advice – Retirement Planning, Investment Management and Insurance Planning.

On a personal note, Derek is married to wife Tiffany, and has two young children, so understands the pressures of raising a young family, and running a small business.