Stephanie Muller Pallares
"What I love about pathfinder is that it aligns with my values and it gives good returns."
Hi, my name is Steph and I’m a Pathfinder KiwiSaver member.
I started working when I was 14 and got chucked into a KiwiSaver default provider.
I was very intentional with my general banking, but it was years before I realised that this default KiwiSaver didn’t align with my values. I used the Check & Compare Funds tool on Mindful Money & switched to Pathfinder.
One of my big goals is to buy a house in the next few years. So it really matters to me where my money goes in terms of returns, but I’m not happy with my money being invested in things I don’t believe in that are hurting the world.
What stood out to me about Pathfinder was how they don’t invest in fossil fuels or mining. A big topic for me is animal welfare so no animal testing and no firearms were a big tick from my point of view. Exploring the different KiwiSaver options on the Mindful Money site, Pathfinder was the only KiwiSaver provider that ticked all the boxes I value as a person and as an investor.
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- Steady returns
Pathfinder's KiwiSaver Balanced Fund aims for steady returns. The investment style is what the name suggests – a balanced approach. The Fund may suit if you have a medium or longer timeframe to invest, like 5+ years, or are not that comfortable with seeing dramatic ups and downs in your balance.
- Return Focus:
- Average annual return:
6.0% p.a. since inception July 2019
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