In New Zealand we have a long-term savings scheme called Kiwisaver.
Essentially, a percentage of your income that you designate (3, 4 or 8%) is funnelled to this saving fund, along side your PAYE income tax. The tax department then sends the money onto the fund manager.
The managers of the saving fund is your choice.
Employers have to match up the 3% of your income, and the government matches ~$1000 per year.
This fund cannot be withdrawn until retirement, though it can be used for buying a first home.
The question is - how do I assess the performance of various Kiwisaver funds - bearing in mind it's a long term saving, that I can't withdraw? (I can always switch provider though).