Medical Assurance Society KiwiSaver Plan
Medical Assurance Society Growth Fund

In their own words: "The Growth Portfolio aims to provide strong capital growth over the long term. It invests around 70% in Australasian and international equities, listed property and alternatives. Stability is provided by investing around 30% in New Zealand and international fixed interest. It may be more suited to members who are prepared to accept a higher volatility."

At a glance:

Not Mindful
Type: Growth fund
Past Returns: 5.82%

Average annual returns over the past 3 years, after fees and taxes. *indicates less than three years of data.

Annual Fees: 1.29%

Annual fees, including membership and % management fee, assuming $10,000 investment.

More information:

A summary of this fund and it's details.

Number FND1160
Name Medical Assurance Society Growth Fund
Risk profile Growth fund
Description The Growth Portfolio aims to provide strong capital growth over the long term. It invests around 70% in Australasian and international equities, listed property and alternatives. Stability is provided by investing around 30% in New Zealand and international fixed interest. It may be more suited to members who are prepared to accept a higher volatility.
Value $190M NZD
Members 6,454
Market index description
Disclosure Statement Period Wed Aug. 8th 2018
Fund started Mon Oct. 1st 2007
Three-year average return 5.82%
Market index past year return 9.26%
Past year return net charges and tax 5.66
Past year return net of charges gross of tax 6.77
Market index return since fund started %
Return since fund started net %
Total annual fund fees 1.29
Total performance based fees 0.0
Manager's basic fee 1.0
Administration charges 0.29
Total other charges 0.0
Total other charges currency NZD

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to 31 March 2019.

The past annual returns for this fund. Please note that higher past returns do not always mean higher future returns.

Year Market Index Fund Annual Return
2018 7.63% 5.66%
2017 8.87% 10.64%
2016 3.62% 1.15%
2015 13.73% 14.73%
2014 8.43% 9.72%
2013 12.00% 10.85%
2012 -1.50% -5.81%
2011 6.13% 5.27%
2010 23.64% 18.99%
2009 -19.55% -17.52%

The market index is the average NZ KiwiSaver return for funds of the same risk category, sourced from the Commission for Financial Capability's Sorted website. The fund information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to 31 March 2019.

Showing the top 10 investments for this fund:

  • Hunter Global Fixed Interest Fund
    New Zealand International Fixed Interest
    14.6%
  • Jbwere NZD Premium Custody Call Account
    New Zealand Cash and Cash Equivalents
    4.97%
  • Spdr S&P Bank Exchange Traded Fund
    United States International Equities
    3.89%
  • BNZ Bank Bond 17/12/2025
    New Zealand New Zealand Fixed Interest BBB
    2.76%
  • Spdr Tech Select Exchange Traded Fund
    United States International Equities
    1.95%
  • ASB Bank Bond 15/06/2024
    New Zealand New Zealand Fixed Interest BBB
    1.59%
  • Ishares US Medical Devices Exchange Traded Fund
    United States International Equities
    1.44%
  • ANZ Limited
    Australia Australasian Equities
    1.33%
  • Ishares Stoxx Europe 600 Tele- Comms Exchange Traded Fund
    International Equities
    1.18%
  • National Australia Bank Limited
    Australia Australasian Equities
    1.15%

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to 31 March 2019.

How the money in this fund is invested.

Type Target Actual
Cash and Cash Equivalents 2.0% 4.79%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 14.0% 11.07%
International Fixed Interest 14.0% 14.6%
Australasian Equities 24.0% 22.73%
International Equities 46.0% 45.74%
Listed Properties 0.0% 0.0%
Unlisted Properties 0.0% 0.0%
Unknown None% 0.0%
Other 0.0% 1.06%
Commodities 0.0% 0.0%

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to 31 March 2019.

Key Personnel

  • Bernard Doyle

    Currently: Strategist (22 years, 0 months)
    Previously: Analyst - Goldman Sachs JBWere (2 years, 0 months)

  • Bruce Robertson

    Currently: Portfolio Manager (21 years, 0 months)
    Previously: Partner - Goldman Sachs JBWere (7 years, 1 months)

  • Earl White (Bancorp Treasury)

    Currently: Executive Advisor (15 years, 2 months)
    Previously: Treasurer - BNP Paribas (8 years, 7 months)

  • Hayden Griffiths

    Currently: Asset Allocation (21 years, 11 months)
    Previously: Analyst - BZW (2 years, 5 months)

  • Tom Phillips

    Currently: Portfolio Manager (13 years, 6 months)
    Previously: Corporate & Commercial (7 years, 8 months)

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to 31 March 2019.

The known proportion of this fund invested in the areas of concern that we track. The Fund may have investments that are not consistent with their exclusions policy because of timing issues or because there are companies of concern in indirect investments.

  • Adult Entertainment/Pornography:
    0.00%
  • Alcohol:
    0.62%
  • Animal Testing:
    3.01%
  • Fossil Fuels:
    0.06%
  • Gambling:
    1.43%
  • GMOs:
    0.62%
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
    1.38%
  • Palm Oil:
    0.04%
  • Tobacco:
    0.00%
  • Weapons:
    0.19%

This data has been compiled by Mindful Money from the portfolios that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with the Disclose register to 31 March 2019 and Mindful Money analysis of funds within those portfolio. The list of companies of concern has been drawn from ratings agencies and public sources, including the Norwegian Sovereign Fund, NZ Super Fund and research organisations.

Does this fund have a policy to exclude any industries from its investments?

  • Adult Entertainment/Pornography:
  • Alcohol:
  • Animal Testing:
  • Fossil Fuels:
  • Gambling:
  • GMOs:
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
  • Palm Oil:
  • Tobacco:
  • Weapons:

This data is compiled from Mindful Money analysis of Fund websites. Note that the Fund’s intended exclusions may not be consistent with the analysis of the portfolio because of timing issues or because there are companies of concern in indirect investments by the Fund.

Many KiwiSaver funds exclude controversial weapons. However, the category of Weapons used in this analysis is broader in scope, covering all munitions, firearms and military weapons.

Download the fund's disclosure statement and portfolio holdings.

This information has been sourced from the six monthly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to 31 March 2019.

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