SuperLife US 500 Fund

In their own words: "The US 500 Fund invests in the Smartshares Exchange Traded Funds' Smartshares US 500 ETF."

At a glance:

Not Mindful
Type: Aggressive fund
Past Returns: 11.42%

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

Annual Fees: 0.54%

Annual fees, including membership and % management fee.

More information:

A summary of this fund and it's details.

Number FND2488
Name SuperLife US 500 Fund
Risk profile Aggressive fund
Description The US 500 Fund invests in the Smartshares Exchange Traded Funds' Smartshares US 500 ETF.
Value $12M NZD
Members 957
Market index description S&P 500 Index (converted to the New Zealand dollar)
Disclosure Statement Period Tue Dec. 31st 2019
Fund started Mon Sept. 21st 2015
Three-year average return 11.42%
Market index past year return 31.51%
Past year return net charges and tax 29.45%
Past year return net of charges gross of tax 31.49%
Market index return since fund started 13.22%
Return since fund started net 10.27%
Total annual fund fees 0.54%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 0.46%
Administration charges 0.08%
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% 15.41%
2018 6.68% 7.36%
2017 11.18% 11.5%

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
  • Westpac Current Account
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A-1+

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% 0.9%
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% 99.1%
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 1.13%
Chevron Corporation 0.87%
Nextera Energy, Inc. 0.46%
Dominion Energy Inc 0.27%
Conocophillips 0.24%
Phillips 66 0.21%
Marathon Petroleum Corporation 0.17%
Eog Resources, Inc. 0.16%
Valero Energy Corporation 0.16%
Kinder Morgan Inc Class P 0.15%
Occidental Petroleum Corporation 0.14%
Oneok, Inc. 0.11%
Williams Companies, Inc. 0.11%
Lyondellbasell Industries Nv 0.09%
Pioneer Natural Resources Company 0.08%
Hess Corporation 0.07%
Diamondback Energy, Inc. 0.06%
Concho Resources Inc. 0.05%
Marathon Oil Corporation 0.04%
Noble Energy, Inc. 0.04%
Hollyfrontier Corporation 0.03%
Devon Energy Corporation 0.03%
Apache Corporation 0.03%
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation 0.03%
Cimarex Energy Co. 0.02%


Boeing Company 0.72%
Honeywell International Inc. 0.49%
United Technologies Corporation 0.46%
Lockheed Martin Corporation 0.37%
Raytheon Company 0.23%
Northrop Grumman Corporation 0.22%
Transdigm Group Incorporated 0.10%
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. 0.05%
Leidos Holdings, Inc. 0.05%
Textron Inc. 0.04%
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. 0.04%


Las Vegas Sands Corp. 0.08%
Mgm Resorts International 0.06%
Wynn Resorts, Limited 0.05%


Altria Group Inc 0.33%
Constellation Brands, Inc. Class A 0.13%
Brown-Forman Corporation Class B 0.05%
Molson Coors Brewing Company Class B 0.04%


Dupont De Nemours, Inc. 0.19%

Human Rights & Environmental Violations

Johnson & Johnson 1.38%
Chevron Corporation 0.87%
Duke Energy Corporation 0.27%
Sempra Energy 0.16%
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company 0.09%
Freeport-Mcmoran, Inc. 0.06%

Animal Testing

Johnson & Johnson 1.381%
Procter & Gamble Company 1.231%
Chevron Corporation 0.871%
Coca-Cola Company 0.831%
Pepsico, Inc. 0.760%
Philip Morris International Inc. 0.500%
Honeywell International Inc. 0.490%
Altria Group Inc 0.330%
Colgate-Palmolive Company 0.230%
Ecolab Inc. 0.190%
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. 0.190%
Kimberly-Clark Corporation 0.180%
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc 0.160%
Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Class A 0.160%
General Mills, Inc. 0.120%
Ppg Industries, Inc. 0.120%
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company 0.090%
Kraft Heinz Company 0.080%
Clorox Company 0.070%
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. 0.070%
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. 0.050%
Fmc Corporation 0.050%
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation 0.030%
Newell Brands Inc 0.030%
Albemarle Corporation 0.030%
L Brands, Inc. 0.020%
Coty Inc. Class A 0.010%

Download the fund's disclosure statement and portfolio holdings.

Latest news

You should be prudent about your investment.

Investing involves risk. The value of investments can go down, as well as going up. You might lose some of your capital investment. Past returns are not a guide to future returns. The information provided on this website is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any financial products. Nothing on this page is financial advice for the purposes of the Financial Advisers Act 2008 and any associated regulations.

Before investing, consider your investment aims, your values and your risk preferences. You should read the Product Disclosure Statement for the investment fund carefully. It contains the fund’s investment objectives, risks, fees and other information which you should know before investing. This website has a list of the advisers that are registered with the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia. You should contact an investment adviser before investing if you have questions or if you are unclear about the implications of your investment decision.