Mercer KiwiSaver Scheme
Mercer Growth Fund

In their own words: "Invests mainly in growth assets such as shares, real assets and alternative assets with only a limited amount in cash and fixed interest. May be suitable for investors wanting to invest mostly in growth assets who are comfortable accepting more volatile returns than those expected from the Balanced fund with a view to achieving higher longer-term returns. This Fund is certified by the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA) and engages with companies to improve their performance."

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Type: Growth fund
Past Returns: *6.77%

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

Annual Fees: 0.88%

Annual fees, including membership and % management fee.

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A summary of this fund and it's details.

Number FND16
Name Mercer Growth Fund
Risk profile Growth fund
Description Invests mainly in growth assets such as shares, real assets and alternative assets with only a limited amount in cash and fixed interest. May be suitable for investors wanting to invest mostly in growth assets who are comfortable accepting more volatile returns than those expected from the Balanced fund with a view to achieving higher longer-term returns. This Fund is certified by the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA) and engages with companies to improve their performance.
Value $110M NZD
Members 4,417
Market index description The composite index return is the strategic asset allocation weighted benchmark index return, where the benchmark indices are defined in the Statement of Investment Policy and Objectives. Additional information about the composite index is available on the offer register.
Disclosure Statement Period Mon Sept. 30th 2019
Fund started Wed Feb. 18th 2015
Three-year average return *6.77%
Market index past year return 7.58%
Past year return net charges and tax 4.97%
Past year return net of charges gross of tax 5.92%
Market index return since fund started 8.00%
Return since fund started net 6.90%
Total annual fund fees 0.88%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 0.77%
Administration charges 0.11%
Total other charges 30.0
Total other charges currency NZD

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to 30 September 2019.

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

Year Market Average Fund Annual Return
2019 6.87% 5.53%
2018 7.63% 8.0%
2017 8.87% 9.52%
2016 3.62% 3.24%

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 30 September 2019.

Showing the top 10 investments for this fund:

  • AMP Capital Investors NZ Cash Fund
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents NA
    6.71%
  • First State Investments Global Listed Infrastructure Fund
    New Zealand Other NA
    2.19%
  • BNP Paribas US Dollar Account
    United States International Equities NA
    1.32%
  • Robeco Global Credit Fund
    Australia Int Fixed Interest NA
    1.19%
  • The A2 Milk Company Limited
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    1.14%
  • Kkr & Co Lp Global Infrastructure Fund
    Australia Other NA
    1.13%
  • T Rowe Price Global Unconstrained Bond Fund
    Australia Int Fixed Interest NA
    1.02%
  • Fisher Institutional Property Fund
    New Zealand Unlisted Property NA
    0.94%
  • Spark New Zealand Limited
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    0.91%
  • New Forests Australia NZ Forest Investment Fund
    Australia Commodities NA
    0.91%

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to 30 September 2019.

How the money in this fund is invested against the fund's targets.

Target

Actual


Type Target Actual
Cash and Cash Equivalents 4.0% 8.14%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 5.0% 4.02%
International Fixed Interest 16.0% 12.49%
Australasian Equities 12.0% 9.75%
International Equities 44.0% 46.29%
Listed Properties 3.5% 3.44%
Unlisted Properties 3.5% 3.72%
Unknown None% 0.0%
Other 10.0% 10.11%
Commodities 2.0% 2.04%

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to 30 September 2019.

Key Personnel

  • Kylie Willment

    Currently: Chief Investment Officer, Pacific, Mercer Australia (Pty) Ltd (1 years, 11 months)
    Previously: Senior Manager, Investment & Client Strategy - TCorp (NSW Treasury Corporation) (17 years, 0 months)

  • Martin Lewington

    Currently: CEO - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (10 years, 7 months)
    Previously: Head of Investments - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (3 years, 8 months)

  • Philip Houghton-Brown

    Currently: Chief Investment Officer - New Zealand, Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (7 years, 2 months)
    Previously: Chief Investment Officer - OnePath (NZ) Ltd (5 years, 3 months)

  • Ronan Mccabe

    Currently: Head of Portfolio Management, Delegated Solutions Pacific, Mercer Australia (Pty) Ltd (0 years, 6 months)
    Previously: Senior Investment Manager - Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) (3 years, 7 months)

  • Ross Butler

    Currently: Chairman - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (6 years, 9 months)
    Previously: Chairman - Mercer Investment Nominees (NZ) Ltd (2 years, 0 months)

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to 30 September 2019.

Does this fund have a policy to exclude any industries from its investments? The first column shows if the fund has a policy to exclude the issue. The second column shows if there are any current investments (source: Mindful Money research).

The Fund may have investments that are not consistent with their exclusions policy because they are still in the process of implementing their policy.

  • Issue of concern
    Is it excluded?
    Portfolio analysis
  • Adult Entertainment/Pornography:
    0.00%
  • Alcohol:
    0.60%
  • Animal Testing:
    1.86%
  • Fossil Fuels:
    2.27%
  • Gambling:
    0.48%
  • GMOs:
    0.35%
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
    1.06%
  • Palm Oil:
    0.10%
  • Tobacco:
    0.01%
  • Weapons:
    0.14%

This data is compiled by Mindful Money from the fund information and portfolios that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with the Disclose register to 30 September 2019 and Mindful Money analysis of funds within those portfolios. 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.

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.

Note that 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

Specific companies invested in:

Fossil Fuel

Rubis Eur1.25 0.17%
BHP Group Plc 0.12%
Total Sa 0.09%
Gazprom Pjsc Spon Adr 0.09%
China Petroleum & Chemical 0.07%
Kirby Corp 0.07%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc-B Shs 0.07%
Eog Resources Inc 0.06%
BHP Group Limited Ordinary Fully Paid 0.06%
Snam Spa 0.06%
Enbridge Inc 0.06%
Apache Corp 0.05%
Koninklijke Vopak Nv 0.04%
Omv Ag 0.04%
Lyondellbasell Industries 0.04%
Eni Spa 0.04%
Cnooc Ltd 0.04%
Engie Aug5 0.04%
Repsol Sa 0.04%
Chevron Corp 0.04%
Exxon Mobil Corporation 0.04%
Valero Energy Corp 0.04%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc - A Shares 0.04%
Anglo American Plc (Sa Line) 0.04%
Petrochina Co Ltd H 0.04%
Phillips 66 Com Usd0.01 0.03%
Novatek Pjsc 0.03%
Bp P.L.C 0.03%
Atco Ltd 0.03%
Anglo American Platinum Limited 0.03%
Marathon Petrol Com 0.03%
Tatneft Pjsc Ads 0.02%
Anglo American Plc 0.02%
Polski Koncern Naftowy 0.02%
Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras Sa 0.02%
Beach Energy Ltd 0.02%
Apa Group 0.02%
Kunlun Energy Company Limited 0.02%
Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd 0.02%
Motor Oil Hellas Corinth Refineries Sa 0.02%
Suncor Energy Inc 0.02%
Ngl Energy Partners Lp 0.02%
Equinor Asa 0.02%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc-A Shs 0.01%
Galp Energia Sgps Sa-B Shrs 0.01%
Inpex Corporation 0.01%
Canadian Utilities Ltd A 0.01%
Altagas Canada Inc 0.01%
Tc Pipelines Lp 0.01%
Mol Hungarian Oil 0.01%
Engie Brasil Energia Sa 0.01%
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Lp 0.02%

Weapons

Leonardo Spa 0.03%
Safran Sa 0.03%
Axon Enterprise I Com USD 0.00001 0.02%
Raytheon Company 0.02%
Rheinmetall Ag 0.02%

Tobacco

Haci Omer Sabanci Holdings As 0.01%

Gambling

Skycity Entertainment Group Limited 0.22%
Aristocrat Leisure Ltd 0.14%
Sands China Limited 0.03%
Genting Berhad 0.02%
Playtech Ord Npv 0.01%
Opap Sa 0.01%
Genting Malaysia Bhd 0.01%
Tokyo Dome Corp 0.01%

Alcohol

Diageo Ord 28 101/108P 0.15%
Pernod-Ricard Sa 0.08%
Carlsberg As - B 0.07%
Molson Coors Brewing Co B 0.03%
Ambev Sa Com Npv 0.03%
Lvmh Moet Hennessy Vuitton Se 0.03%
Greene King Plc 0.02%
Tsingtao Brewery Company Limited 0.02%
Want Want China Holdings Ltd 0.02%
Christian Dior Se 0.01%
Royal Unibrew As 0.01%
Metcash Limited 0.01%

Palm Oil

Brown Brown Inc 0.03%
Genting Berhad 0.02%
Genting Malaysia Bhd 0.01%

GMOs

Novartis Ag - Chf0.50 (Regd) 0.32%
Novartis Adr Sponsored 0.02%

Human Rights & Environmental Violations

Johnson & Johnson Com US$1 0.20%
Nestle Sa 0.19%
BHP Group Plc 0.12%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc-B Shs 0.07%
BHP Group Limited Ordinary Fully Paid 0.06%
Sempra Energy USD 0.05%
Chevron Corp 0.04%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc - A Shares 0.04%
Petrochina Co Ltd H 0.04%
Jbs Sa 0.03%
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Incorporated 0.03%
Centerra Gold Inc 0.03%
Leonardo Spa 0.03%
Vale Sa 0.02%
Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras Sa 0.02%
Genting Berhad 0.02%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc-A Shs 0.01%
Genting Malaysia Bhd 0.01%

Animal Testing

Johnson & Johnson Com US$1 0.200%
Nestle Sa 0.190%
Procter & Gamble Company 0.190%
Pepsico Inc Cap US$0.01 2/3 0.120%
Coca Cola Co USD 0.120%
Estee Lauder Companies 0.110%
Glaxosmithkline Plc 0.090%
Colgate Palmolive Usd1 0.090%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc-B Shs 0.070%
Unilever Nv Eur0.16 0.070%
Unilever Plc 0.050%
Kimberly Clark Corp Com Usd1.25 0.040%
Chevron Corp 0.040%
Walgreens Boots Al Com Usd0.01 0.040%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc - A Shares 0.040%
Albermarle Corp 0.030%
Unilever Nv 0.030%
Orica Limited 0.030%
Lvmh Moet Hennessy Vuitton Se 0.030%
Church & Dwight Co 0.030%
L'Oreal 0.020%
Usana Helath Sciences Inc 0.020%
Victrex Plc 0.020%
Mitsui Chemicals Inc 0.020%
Christian Dior Se 0.010%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc-A Shs 0.010%
Clorox Co Del 0.010%
Coca Cola Femsa Sab De Cv 0.010%
Associated British Foods Plc 0.010%
Coca-Cola Femsa S.Units 0.010%
Bic 0.010%

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