The 5 year returns shown are the average for each fund type per annum (p.a.) from sorted.org.nz Fundfinder 01/04/13 to 30/06/18 less 2% p.a. to adjust for inflation Defensive 2.17% (0.17%), Conservative 4.65% (2.65%), Balanced 6.84% (4.84%) and Growth 8.89% (6.89%) p.a. The -5 year average returns are used for illustrative purposes only and during this time period there has been a bull market in equities so these returns may be higher than usual. Assumptions are that you remain contributing continuously until you reach retirement at age 65. Your salary or self-employed contributions are assumed to grow by 3% p.a. Your employer puts in 3% p.a. less tax. The returns are subject to investment and other risks (including potential losses). No returns are guaranteed or assured, and returns can at times be negative, particularly given the length of the investment period shown in the illustration. Past performance is not necessarily an indicator of future performance and returns over different periods may differ.