SuperLife US Small Cap Fund

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

At a glance:

Not Mindful
Type: Aggressive fund
Past Returns: 10.99%

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

Annual Fees: 0.57%

Annual fees, including membership and % management fee.

More information:

A summary of this fund and it's details.

Number FND2492
Name SuperLife US Small Cap Fund
Risk profile Aggressive fund
Description The US Small Cap Fund invests in the Smartshares Exchange Traded Funds' Smartshares US Small Cap ETF.
Value $1.8M NZD
Members 322
Market index description CRSP US Small Cap Index (converted to the New Zealand dollar)
Disclosure Statement Period Tue Dec. 31st 2019
Fund started Mon Sept. 21st 2015
Three-year average return 10.99%
Market index past year return 27.52%
Past year return net charges and tax 25.42%
Past year return net of charges gross of tax 27.91%
Market index return since fund started 9.51%
Return since fund started net 6.59%
Total annual fund fees 0.57%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 0.48%
Administration charges 0.09%
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% 11.3%
2018 6.68% 6.32%
2017 11.18% 15.35%

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 Small-Cap 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% 0.56%
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% 99.44%
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

Black Hills Corporation 0.13%
Kirby Corporation 0.12%
Cimarex Energy Co. 0.12%
Parsley Energy, Inc. Class A 0.11%
Wpx Energy, Inc. 0.11%
National Fuel Gas Company 0.11%
Pbf Energy, Inc. Class A 0.09%
Murphy Oil Corporation 0.09%
Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation 0.09%
Delek US Holdings Inc 0.08%
Equitrans Midstream Corp. 0.08%
Eqt Corporation 0.07%
Chesapeake Energy Corporation 0.05%
Matador Resources Company 0.04%
Cvr Energy, Inc. 0.04%
Semgroup Corporation Class A 0.03%
Pdc Energy, Inc. 0.03%
Magnolia Oil & Gas Corp. Class A 0.03%
Arch Coal Inc Class A 0.03%
Cnx Resources Corporation 0.03%
Southwestern Energy Company 0.03%
Sm Energy Company 0.02%
Callon Petroleum Company 0.02%
Oasis Petroleum Inc. 0.02%
Seacor Holdings Inc. 0.02%
Range Resources Corporation 0.02%
Qep Resources, Inc. 0.02%
Tellurian Inc. 0.02%
Src Energy Inc 0.02%
Peabody Energy Corporation 0.02%
Antero Resources Corporation 0.02%
Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. 0.02%
Centennial Resource Development, Inc. Class A 0.02%
Whiting Petroleum Corporation 0.02%
Berry Petroleum Corporation 0.02%
Denbury Resources Inc. 0.01%
Laredo Petroleum, Inc. 0.01%
Gulfport Energy Corporation 0.01%
Jagged Peak Energy, Inc. 0.01%
International Seaways, Inc. 0.01%
Consol Energy Inc 0.01%


Leidos Holdings, Inc. 0.34%
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated 0.33%
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation Class A 0.27%
Aecom 0.17%
Oshkosh Corp 0.16%
Curtiss-Wright Corporation 0.16%
Caci International Inc Class A 0.15%
Bwx Technologies, Inc. 0.15%
Science Applications International Corp. 0.13%
Viasat, Inc. 0.11%
Mercury Systems, Inc. 0.10%
Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. 0.08%
Axon Enterprise Inc 0.08%
Olin Corporation 0.08%
Moog Inc. Class A 0.07%
Fluor Corporation 0.06%
Mantech International Corporation Class A 0.06%
Kaman Corporation Class A 0.04%
Aerovironment, Inc. 0.03%
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. 0.03%
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. 0.02%
National Presto Industries, Inc. 0.01%
Vista Outdoor Inc 0.01%


Caesars Entertainment Corporation 0.18%
Churchill Downs Incorporated 0.12%
Eldorado Resorts Inc 0.08%
Penn National Gaming, Inc. 0.06%
Boyd Gaming Corporation 0.06%
Red Rock Resorts, Inc. Class A 0.04%
Scientific Games Corporation 0.04%


Boston Beer Company, Inc. Class A 0.08%

Palm Oil

Brown & Brown, Inc. 0.24%


Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Class A 0.11%
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. 0.02%

Human Rights & Environmental Violations

Kbr, Inc. 0.11%
Chemours Co. 0.07%

Animal Testing

Energizer Holdings Inc 0.070%
Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. Class A 0.070%
Cabot Corporation 0.060%
L Brands, Inc. 0.050%
Edgewell Personal Care Co. 0.050%
Inter Parfums, Inc. 0.040%
Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc. 0.030%
Livent Corporation 0.030%
Ferro Corporation 0.020%
Usana Health Sciences, Inc. 0.020%
Kraton Corporation 0.020%
Phibro Animal Health Corporation Class A 0.010%

Download the fund's disclosure statement and portfolio holdings.

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