Westpac KiwiSaver Scheme
Westpac Conservative Fund

In their own words: "The Conservative Fund aims to provide stable returns over the short to medium term. The fund invests primarily in income assets but also has an allocation to growth assets. Volatility is expected to be higher than the Default Fund but lower than the Moderate Fund in the Westpac KiwiSaver Scheme."

At a glance:

Not Mindful
Type: Conservative fund
Past Returns: 3.94%

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

Annual Fees: 0.7%

Annual fees, including membership and % management fee.

More information:

A summary of this fund and it's details.

Number FND341
Name Westpac Conservative Fund
Risk profile Conservative fund
Description The Conservative Fund aims to provide stable returns over the short to medium term. The fund invests primarily in income assets but also has an allocation to growth assets. Volatility is expected to be higher than the Default Fund but lower than the Moderate Fund in the Westpac KiwiSaver Scheme.
Value $2.5B NZD
Members 197,448
Market index description The composite index return reflects a composite of benchmark index returns, weighted for the fund’s target asset allocation. The benchmark indices used for each asset class are defined in the Statement of Investment Policy and Objectives (SIPO).
Disclosure Statement Period Sun June 30th 2019
Fund started Mon Oct. 1st 2007
Three-year average return 3.94%
Market index past year return 7.18%
Past year return net charges and tax 4.86%
Past year return net of charges gross of tax 6.22%
Market index return since fund started 6.80%
Return since fund started net 5.14%
Total annual fund fees 0.7%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 0.55%
Administration charges 0.15%
Total other charges 27.0
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 June 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
2019 4.40% 4.34%
2018 3.80% 4.56%
2017 4.16% 2.92%
2016 3.52% 3.51%
2015 8.10% 7.9%
2014 3.88% 3.45%
2013 6.92% 7.24%
2012 3.16% 3.11%
2011 5.06% 5.08%
2010 10.26% 9.63%

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 June 2019.

Showing the top 10 investments for this fund:

  • US 5Yr Note (Cbt)
    United States Int Fixed Interest
    2.88%
  • US 2Yr Note (Cbt)
    United States Int Fixed Interest
    1.81%
  • Umbs Tba 30Yr 3.5% July Delivery
    United States Int Fixed Interest AAA
    1.45%
  • NZ Government Bond 5.5% 15/04/2023
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AA+
    1.35%
  • Westpac 32 Day Notice Deposit
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents AA-
    1.2%
  • A2 Milk Company Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    1.19%
  • NZ Government Bond 4.5% 15/04/2027
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AA+
    1.06%
  • K2 Alternative Strategies NZ Portfolio
    Cayman Islands Other
    1.01%
  • Spark New Zealand Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities N/A
    0.96%
  • NZ Government Bond 6% 15/05/2021
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AA+
    0.93%

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

How the money in this fund is invested.

Type Target Actual
Cash and Cash Equivalents 20.0% 19.41%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 24.0% 23.91%
International Fixed Interest 31.0% 30.99%
Australasian Equities 9.0% 9.14%
International Equities 10.0% 10.16%
Listed Properties 4.0% 4.43%
Unlisted Properties 0.0% 0.0%
Unknown None% 0.0%
Other 2.0% 1.96%
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 June 2019.

Key Personnel

  • Angelika Sansom

    Currently: Investment Analytics Manager (17 years, 10 months)
    Previously: Investment Consultant, Mercer (2 years, 4 months)

  • Francois Richeboeuf

    Currently: Senior Portfolio Manager (8 years, 8 months)
    Previously: Head of Fixed Income and Portfolio Manager, Rand Merchant Bank Asset Management (3 years, 1 months)

  • Matthew Goldsack

    Currently: Head of Investment Solutions (10 years, 6 months)
    Previously: Head of Research, AXA Global Investors (7 years, 10 months)

  • Nigel Jackson

    Currently: Acting Head of Investments & Insurance (2 years, 4 months)
    Previously: Head of Customer Proposition (current) (7 years, 8 months)

  • Stephen Hong

    Currently: Senior Portfolio Manager (6 years, 9 months)
    Previously: Portfolio Manager, AXA Global Investors (5 years, 9 months)

  • Teresa Brandts-Giesen

    Currently: Portfolio Analyst (0 years, 7 months)
    Previously: Senior Business Intelligence Developer and Insight Analyst - Westpac New Zealand Limited (1 years, 10 months)

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to 30 June 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:
    0.38%
  • Animal Testing:
    0.70%
  • Fossil Fuels:
    1.24%
  • Gambling:
    0.32%
  • GMOs:
    0.08%
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
    0.28%
  • Palm Oil:
    0.02%
  • Tobacco:
    0.00%
  • Weapons:
    0.15%

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.

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