SuperLife Overseas Shares Fund

In their own words: "The Overseas Shares Fund is designed to provide a return (after tax, fees and other expenses) that reflects the after-tax return on the international share markets of developed economies."

At a glance:

Not Mindful
Type: Aggressive fund
Past Returns: 8.64%

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

Annual Fees: 0.58%

Annual fees, including membership and % management fee.

More information:

A summary of this fund and it's details.

Number FND2475
Name SuperLife Overseas Shares Fund
Risk profile Aggressive fund
Description The Overseas Shares Fund is designed to provide a return (after tax, fees and other expenses) that reflects the after-tax return on the international share markets of developed economies.
Value $22M NZD
Members 2,436
Market index description FTSE Developed All-Cap Index (converted to the New Zealand dollar)
Disclosure Statement Period Tue Dec. 31st 2019
Fund started Wed Oct. 24th 2007
Three-year average return 8.64%
Market index past year return 27.80%
Past year return net charges and tax 23.67%
Past year return net of charges gross of tax 25.54%
Market index return since fund started 10.67%
Return since fund started net 8.28%
Total annual fund fees 0.58%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 0.47%
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 10.11% 7.78%
2018 6.68% 8.03%
2017 11.18% 10.12%
2016 4.51% 5.39%
2015 15.30% 21.72%
2014 10.31% 13.22%
2013 13.23% 6.78%
2012 -5.15% -7.39%
2011 7.61% 4.79%
2010 26.74% 14.27%

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:

  • Vanguard S&P 500 ETF
    United States International Equities
  • Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF
    United States International Equities
  • Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF
    United States International Equities
  • Vanguard Mid-Cap ETF
    United States International Equities
  • Vanguard Value ETF
    United States International Equities
  • Vanguard Small-Cap ETF
    United States International Equities
  • Vanguard Total World Stock ETF
    United States International Equities
  • Westpac Current Account
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A-1+
  • Vanguard Growth ETF
    United States International Equities

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.



Type Target Actual
Cash and Cash Equivalents 1.0% 2.62%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 0.0% 0.0%
International Fixed Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Australasian Equities 0.0% 0.0%
International Equities 99.0% 97.38%
Listed Properties 0.0% 0.0%
Unlisted Properties 0.0% 0.0%
Unknown None% 0.0%
Other 0.0% 0.0%
Commodities 0.0% 0.0%

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

Key Personnel

  • Alister John Williams

    Currently: Director (4 years, 1 months)
    Previously: Investment Manager - Trust Management (4 years, 11 months)

  • Guy Roulston Elliffe

    Currently: Director (4 years, 1 months)
    Previously: Corporate Governance Manager - ACC (current position) (4 years, 8 months)

  • Hugh Duncan Stevens

    Currently: Chief Executive Officer - Smartshares (1 years, 10 months)
    Previously: Chief Operating Officer - Implemented Investment Solutions Ltd (2 years, 6 months)

  • Stuart Kenneth Reginald Millar

    Currently: Chief Investment Officer - Smartshares (0 years, 7 months)
    Previously: Head of Portfolio Management - ANZ Investments (6 years, 4 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:
  • Alcohol:
  • Animal Testing:
  • Fossil Fuels:
  • Gambling:
  • GMOs:
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
  • Palm Oil:
  • Tobacco:
  • Weapons:

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

Exxon Mobil Corporation 0.02%
Chevron Corporation 0.01%
Nextera Energy, Inc. 0.09%
Dominion Energy Inc 0.05%
Conocophillips 0.05%
Phillips 66 0.04%
Marathon Petroleum Corporation 0.03%
Eog Resources, Inc. 0.04%
Valero Energy Corporation 0.03%
Kinder Morgan Inc Class P 0.03%
Occidental Petroleum Corporation 0.03%
Oneok, Inc. 0.07%
Williams Companies, Inc. 0.02%
Lyondellbasell Industries Nv 0.02%
Pioneer Natural Resources Company 0.02%
Hess Corporation 0.04%
Diamondback Energy, Inc. 0.03%
Concho Resources Inc. 0.03%
Marathon Oil Corporation 0.02%
Noble Energy, Inc. 0.02%
Total Sa 0.29%
Bp P.L.C. 0.29%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc Class B 0.25%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc Class A 0.04%
BHP Group Plc 0.10%
Eni S.P.A. 0.09%
Glencore Plc 0.08%
Anglo American Plc 0.07%
Engie Sa 0.06%
Repsol Sa 0.05%
Equinor Asa 0.04%
Neste Corporation 0.03%
Snam S.P.A. 0.03%
Polski Koncern Naftowy Orlen S.A. 0.02%
Omv Ag 0.02%
Galp Energia Sgps Sa Class B 0.02%
Lundin Petroleum Ab 0.01%
Enagas Sa 0.01%
Rubis Sca 0.01%
BHP Group Ltd 0.16%
Woodside Petroleum Ltd 0.05%
Jxtg Holdings. Inc. 0.03%
Marubeni Corporation 0.02%
Santos Limited 0.02%
Origin Energy Limited 0.02%
Apa Group 0.02%
South32 Ltd. 0.02%
Inpex Corporation 0.02%
Sk Innovation Co., Ltd 0.02%
Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. 0.02%
Oil Search Limited 0.01%
Caltex Australia Limited 0.01%
Cheniere Energy, Inc. 0.03%
Targa Resources Corp. 0.02%
Apache Corporation 0.02%
Hollyfrontier Corporation 0.02%
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation 0.02%
Devon Energy Corporation 0.02%
Black Hills Corporation 0.01%
Kirby Corporation 0.01%
Cimarex Energy Co. 0.01%


Boeing Company 0.04%
Honeywell International Inc. 0.09%
United Technologies Corporation 0.09%
Lockheed Martin Corporation 0.02%
Raytheon Company 0.05%
Northrop Grumman Corporation 0.04%
Transdigm Group Incorporated 0.06%
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. 0.03%
Leidos Holdings, Inc. 0.03%
Textron Inc. 0.03%
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. 0.02%
Airbus Se 0.18%
Safran S.A. 0.12%
Bae Systems Plc 0.05%
Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc 0.03%
Thales Sa 0.02%
Meggitt Plc 0.01%
Rheinmetall Ag 0.01%
Cobham Plc 0.01%
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. 0.02%
Heico Corporation Class A 0.02%
Heico Corporation 0.01%
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated 0.03%
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation Class A 0.02%
Aecom 0.01%
Oshkosh Corp 0.01%
Curtiss-Wright Corporation 0.01%
Caci International Inc Class A 0.01%
Bwx Technologies, Inc. 0.01%
Science Applications International Corp. 0.01%


Las Vegas Sands Corp. 0.02%
Mgm Resorts International 0.03%
Wynn Resorts, Limited 0.03%
Gvc Holdings Plc 0.02%
Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited 0.03%
Aristocrat Leisure Limited 0.03%
Sands China Ltd. 0.02%
Tabcorp Holdings Limited 0.01%
Caesars Entertainment Corporation 0.02%
Churchill Downs Incorporated 0.01%


Altria Group Inc 0.06%
Constellation Brands, Inc. Class A 0.03%
Brown-Forman Corporation Class B 0.01%
Molson Coors Brewing Company Class B 0.02%
Lvmh Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Se 0.25%
Diageo Plc 0.22%
Anheuser-Busch Inbev Sa/Nv 0.14%
Pernod Ricard Sa 0.09%
Heineken Nv 0.06%
Carlsberg A/S Class B 0.04%
Heineken Holding N.V. 0.02%
Davide Campari-Milano S.P.A. 0.01%
Asahi Group Holdings,Ltd. 0.04%
Kirin Holdings Company, Limited 0.04%
Treasury Wine Estates Limited 0.02%

Palm Oil

Posco 0.03%
Wilmar International Limited 0.01%
Brown & Brown, Inc. 0.02%


Dupont De Nemours, Inc. 0.04%
Novartis Ag 0.43%
Bayer Ag 0.17%
Basf Se 0.16%
Novozymes A/S Class B 0.02%
Stora Enso Oyj Class R 0.02%
Japan Tobacco Inc. 0.05%

Human Rights & Environmental Violations

Johnson & Johnson 0.02%
Chevron Corporation 0.01%
Duke Energy Corporation 0.05%
Sempra Energy 0.03%
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company 0.02%
Freeport-Mcmoran, Inc. 0.03%
Nestle S.A. 0.02%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc Class B 0.25%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc Class A 0.04%
BHP Group Plc 0.10%
Glencore Plc 0.08%
BHP Group Ltd 0.16%
Posco 0.03%
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Incorporated 0.02%
Wilmar International Limited 0.01%
Bunge Limited 0.02%
Kbr, Inc. 0.01%

Animal Testing

Johnson & Johnson 0.019%
Procter & Gamble Company 0.017%
Chevron Corporation 0.012%
Coca-Cola Company 0.011%
Pepsico, Inc. 0.011%
Philip Morris International Inc. 0.097%
Honeywell International Inc. 0.095%
Altria Group Inc 0.065%
Colgate-Palmolive Company 0.011%
Ecolab Inc. 0.049%
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. 0.036%
Kimberly-Clark Corporation 0.035%
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc 0.032%
Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Class A 0.042%
General Mills, Inc. 0.023%
Ppg Industries, Inc. 0.022%
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company 0.018%
Kraft Heinz Company 0.015%
Clorox Company 0.045%
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. 0.042%
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. 0.031%
Fmc Corporation 0.028%
Nestle S.A. 0.017%
Glaxosmithkline Plc 0.258%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc Class B 0.246%
Lvmh Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Se 0.244%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc Class A 0.042%
Unilever Nv 0.195%
British American Tobacco P.L.C. 0.177%
Bayer Ag 0.165%
Basf Se 0.160%
L'Oreal Sa 0.158%
Unilever Plc 0.149%
Danone Sa 0.114%
Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc 0.111%
Air Liquide Sa Temp 0.021%
Tesco Plc 0.067%
Givaudan Sa 0.063%
Akzo Nobel N.V. 0.049%
Imperial Brands Plc 0.049%
Koninklijke Dsm N.V. 0.049%
Henkel Ag & Co. Kgaa Pref 0.042%
Air Liquide Sa 0.028%
Symrise Ag 0.028%
Beiersdorf Ag 0.028%
Burberry Group Plc 0.026%
Associated British Foods Plc 0.023%
Henkel Ag & Co. Kgaa 0.023%
Novozymes A/S Class B 0.023%
Chr. Hansen Holding A/S 0.019%
Croda International Plc 0.019%
Johnson Matthey Plc 0.016%
Solvay Sa 0.016%
Arkema Sa 0.016%
Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget Class B 0.014%
Coca-Cola Hbc Ag 0.014%
Lanxess Ag 0.012%
Shiseido Company,Limited 0.068%
Kikkoman Corporation 0.018%
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. 0.015%
Orica Limited 0.012%
Amorepacific Corp. 0.011%
Kose Corporation 0.011%
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation 0.018%
Newell Brands Inc 0.017%
Albemarle Corporation 0.015%

Download the fund's disclosure statement and portfolio holdings.

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