PUBLISHER'S LETTER: A PURPOSE
AND A GOAL
Four years ago, Jacqueline Taylor started JUNO magazine to improve financial education, and bring accessibility to the industry. She could never have predicted back then that she’d be launching a KiwiSaver scheme that could change the investment landscape.
This is a really exciting issue for me. It marks the start of something beautiful, something that will help to change Kiwis’ lives, improve their financial future, and secure better outcomes for their children.
It’s a KiwiSaver scheme like no other, and it’s JUNO magazine that’s helped make it possible.
When I started this magazine in 2014, I spoke to many Kiwis who felt that investing was well out of their reach, and their understanding. The concept of the share market was intimidating and something to be feared, rather than embraced.
I get that. The industry is full of jargon and complexities and, at times, it’s hard to understand.
JUNO magazine changed that. It’s a publication in plain English. Its simple language explaining complex concepts has made the financial industry accessible to everyone. It’s sparked interest in investing, and it’s helped Kiwis see that they too could be investors.
Great feedback from readers
The magazine has gone on to grow its readership significantly – and to educate, inform, and empower readers. We’ve had great feedback from hundreds of people who are appreciative of all JUNO magazine has taught them.
Almost one year ago, JUNO magazine was presented with an opportunity to do more than just educate our readers on investing. We could help our readers become investors. And this is where KiwiSaver comes in.
KiwiSaver is a beautiful investment. This retirement scheme gives every New Zealander the chance to become an investor, saving for their retirement or, in some cases, their first home.
Surprisingly though, not all Kiwis have joined, for a variety of reasons. Common to many of us, members or not, is a lack of understanding about KiwiSaver.
We could change lives
With JUNO magazine’s success, we felt we could help change that. If we became a KiwiSaver provider, we would be able to support members on their investment journey with a well-explained scheme and access to quality educational content.
We decided to combine our talents with those at fund management company, Pie Funds. They would become the issuer and manager of the scheme and JUNO would ensure that written materials, fee information, and educational resources were presented in a language all Kiwis would understand.
On 1 August, the JUNO KiwiSaver Scheme was launched.
I’m immensely proud of this product, and for me it brings together all I ever wished JUNO to achieve.
A jargon-free space
With the JUNO KiwiSaver Scheme you won’t find any jargon, or complex language. The one, low, monthly fee (a bit like your Netflix or Spotify subscription) is explained in a language you will understand.
There are tools to help you choose the right fund for you, as well as to show you how much you could save by retirement.
Each member will also have access to premium investment content to support their financial literacy.
Through the JUNO KiwiSaver Scheme, JUNO has achieved a huge goal – that of making investing accessible for all. This issue is certainly one to be celebrated.
Founder and Publisher of JUNO magazine
and Co-founder of the JUNO KiwiSaver Scheme
Pie Funds Management Limited is the issuer of the JUNO KiwiSaver Scheme. The Product Disclosure Statement is available at junokiwisaver.co.nz.