Plain Language Awards

Celebrate the stories of our clearest business communicators

Finalist: Best Plain English Annual Report 2017

KiwiWealth KiwiSaver Scheme

Document name

Kiwi Wealth KiwiSaver Scheme Annual Report 2017

Judges’ comments

The major strength of this report is the writing, which is consistently plain and engaging. Overall, the report is clear and to the point.

The document provides the financial snapshots we need to understand the investment’s financial health.

Media statement

Kiwi Wealth is thrilled to be recognised as a leading example of plain English at this year’s Awards. We’ve worked really hard to ensure our Annual Report adheres to the KiwiSaver scheme provider guidance, while still being a useful document for our members.

‘The Kiwi Wealth KiwiSaver Scheme Annual Report is a tough document to get right for our members,’ said Joe Bishop, General Manager, Customer, Product & Innovation at Kiwi Wealth. ‘We wanted to ensure that, as a KiwiSaver scheme provider, we always present complex information in the simplest possible way for our customers. We want them to have a clear understanding of their retirement savings and be able to take control of their future.’

At Kiwi Wealth, clear communication has always been something we’re 100 percent committed to. In our early years as a KiwiSaver scheme provider, we led the way with our plain English stance. Now, in 2017, that commitment extends even further, to encompass our continued promise of investor education and engagement.

Kiwi Wealth is a New Zealand owned and operated investment services business. We’re focused on creating better financial futures for Kiwis by helping people get informed about how they can grow their wealth.

Joe Bishop
General Manager Customer, Product and Innovation