With one simple purchase you get an investment in a range of securities, such as listed companies or government bonds, spreading your risk more broadly.

Lower Fees

The funds keep costs down because in most cases we do not need to make active investment decisions, which may require spending on research and analytical expertise.


Smartshares units trade like individual shares. From as little as $500 up front and $50 per month, our regular savings plan is a simple and affordable way to accumulate units.


The funds enable you to build a global portfolio in NZD, without having to worry about the complexity of managing foreign currencies or overseas tax. Distributions are paid in NZD and automatically reinvested for you, unless you choose to receive them in cash.

“Many New Zealand shareholders own shares in just one or a few companies. That’s not clever.”

Mary Holm (BA, MA, MBA, financial columnist and seminar presenter) in
“Upside Downside - a guide to risk savers and Investors”,
published by the Reserve Bank of NZ.

How to get SmartShares

Choose from one of three easy investment options and take advantage of flexible payment terms.


Smartshares accepts direct investments from new investors for as little as $500 per fund. Read the Product Disclosure Statement then apply online.

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NZX Participant

You can buy units in Smartshares funds through an NZX Participant, just like ordinary shares.

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Authorised Financial Adviser

Ask your financial adviser about Smartshares funds, as many AFAs have arrangements for buying these products either through Smartshares or an NZX Participant.

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Invest in Smartshares ETFs through KiwiSaver

Like Smartshares, SuperLife is wholly owned by NZX. SuperLife offers the opportunity to choose from an extensive range of Smartshares ETFs as investment options in your KiwiSaver scheme.

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