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 $2.7B NZD
Members 193,401
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 Tue Dec. 31st 2019
Fund started Mon Oct. 1st 2007
Three-year average return 3.94%
Market index past year return 9.73%
Past year return net charges and tax 7.87%
Past year return net of charges gross of tax 9.11%
Market index return since fund started 6.54%
Return since fund started net 4.80%
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 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 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 September 2019.

Showing the top 10 investments for this fund:

  • US 5Yr Note (Cbt)
    United States Int Fixed Interest UNRATED
    2.74%
  • Umbs Tba 30Yr 3.5% October Delivery
    United States Int Fixed Interest AAA
    1.46%
  • NZ Government Bond 5.5% 15/04/2023
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AA+
    1.18%
  • Westpac 32 Day Notice Deposit
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents AA-
    1.17%
  • A2 Milk Company Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    1.11%
  • NZ Government Bond 4.5% 15/04/2027
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AA+
    0.94%
  • K2 Alternative Strategies NZ Portfolio
    Cayman Islands Other
    0.88%
  • Spark New Zealand Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities N/A
    0.87%
  • BNZ 180 Day Rolling Deposit Account
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents AA-
    0.85%
  • NZ Government Bond 3% 20/04/2029
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AA+
    0.81%

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 20.0% 20.06%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 24.0% 23.86%
International Fixed Interest 31.0% 30.92%
Australasian Equities 9.0% 9.16%
International Equities 10.0% 10.34%
Listed Properties 4.0% 4.15%
Unlisted Properties 0.0% 0.0%
Unknown None% 0.0%
Other 2.0% 1.51%
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

  • Angelika Sansom

    Currently: Investment Analytics Manager (18 years, 4 months)
    Previously: Investment Consultant, Mercer (2 years, 4 months)

  • Francois Richeboeuf

    Currently: Senior Portfolio Manager (9 years, 2 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 (11 years, 0 months)
    Previously: Head of Research, AXA Global Investors (7 years, 10 months)

  • Nigel Jackson

    Currently: Acting Head of Investments & Insurance (2 years, 10 months)
    Previously: Head of Customer Proposition (7 years, 7 months)

  • Stephen Hong

    Currently: Senior Portfolio Manager (7 years, 3 months)
    Previously: Portfolio Manager, AXA Global Investors (5 years, 9 months)

  • Teresa Brandts - Giesen

    Currently: Portfolio Analyst (1 years, 0 months)
    Previously: Senior Business Intelligence Developer and Insight Analyst, Westpac New Zealand Limited (1 years, 9 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:
    0.49%
  • Animal Testing:
    0.75%
  • Fossil Fuels:
    1.26%
  • Gambling:
    0.37%
  • GMOs:
    0.10%
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
    0.24%
  • Palm Oil:
    0.02%
  • Tobacco:
    0.00%
  • Weapons:
    0.11%

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

Kinder Morgan, Inc. 3.05% 01-Dec-2019 0.14%
Buckeye Partners, L.P. 4.875% 01-Feb-2021 0.08%
Kinder Morgan, Inc. 5.0% 15-Feb-2021 0.05%
Sunoco Logistics Partners Operations Lp 4.25% 01-Apr-2024 0.04%
Hess Corporation 3.5% 15-Jul-2024 0.04%
Eqt Corporation 4.875% 15-Nov-2021 0.04%
Husky Energy Inc. 4.4% 15-Apr-2029 0.04%
Marathon Petroleum Corporation 5.125% 01-Apr-2024 0.04%
Sunoco Logistics Partners Operations Lp 4.4% 01-Apr-2021 0.03%
Eqm Midstream Partners Lp 5.5% 15-Jul-2028 0.03%
Concho Resources Inc. 3.75% 01-Oct-2027 0.03%
Nextera Energy, Inc. 0.03%
Total Sa 0.03%
Concho Resources Inc. 4.3% 15-Aug-2028 0.03%
Bp Capital Markets Plc 0.831% 08-Nov-2027 0.03%
Petroleos Mexicanos Sa 6.84% 23-Jan-2030 0.02%
Noble Energy, Inc. 3.85% 15-Jan-2028 0.02%
Noble Energy, Inc. 3.9% 15-Nov-2024 0.02%
Eqm Midstream Partners Lp 4.75% 15-Jul-2023 0.02%
Energy Transfer Operating, L.P. 6.125% 15-Dec-2045 0.02%
Snam S.P.A. 1.0% 12-Sep-2034 0.02%
BHP Group Plc 0.02%
Nustar Energy Lp Cum Red Perp Pfd Units Series B 0.02%
Cenovus Energy Inc. 6.75% 15-Nov-2039 0.02%
Anglo American Plc 0.02%
Williams Companies, Inc. 4.55% 24-Jun-2024 0.02%
Repsol Sa 0.02%
Exxon Mobil Corporation 0.02%
Dominion Energy, Inc. 4.25% 01-Jun-2028 0.02%
Conocophillips 0.02%
Kinder Morgan, Inc. 5.625% 15-Nov-2023 0.01%
Kinder Morgan Inc Class P 0.01%
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. 0.01%
Chevron Corporation 0.01%
Occidental Petroleum Corporation 2.9% 15-Aug-2024 0.01%
Cnooc Limited 0.01%
Eog Resources, Inc. 0.01%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc Class A 0.01%
Bp P.L.C. 0.01%
Eni S.P.A. 0.01%

Weapons

United Technologies Corporation 1.9% 04-May-2020 0.07%
United Technologies Corporation 0.02%

Gambling

Sky City Entertainment Group 0.18%
Aristocrat Leisure Ltd 0.05%
Sands China Ltd. 5.125% 08-Aug-2025 0.03%
Las Vegas Sands Corp. 3.5% 18-Aug-2026 0.02%
Las Vegas Sands Corp. 3.9% 08-Aug-2029 0.01%
Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited 0.01%

Alcohol

Anheuser-Busch Cos. Llc 3.65% 01-Feb-2026 0.08%
Lvmh Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Se 0.06%
Diageo Plc 0.05%
Pernod Ricard Sa 0.05%
Molson Coors Brewing Company 3.0% 15-Jul-2026 0.05%
Anheuser-Busch Inbev Worldwide, Inc. 5.55% 23-Jan-2049 0.04%
Anheuser-Busch Inbev Worldwide, Inc. 4.75% 23-Jan-2029 0.04%
Heineken Nv 1.0% 04-May-2026 0.03%
Heineken Nv 0.02%
Carlsberg A/S Class B 0.01%
Constellation Brands, Inc. Class A 0.01%
Ambev Sa Sponsored Adr 0.01%

Palm Oil

GMOs

Bayer Ag 0.05%
Syngenta Finance Nv 3.698% 24-Apr-2020 0.02%
Novartis Ag 0.01%

Human Rights & Environmental Violations

Nestle S.A. 0.08%
Johnson & Johnson 0.04%
BHP Group Plc 0.02%
Chevron Corporation 0.01%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc Class A 0.01%
Freeport-Mcmoran, Inc. 0.01%
Sempra Energy 0.01%

Animal Testing

Nestle S.A. 0.080%
Lvmh Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Se 0.060%
Colgate-Palmolive Company 0.060%
Bayer Ag 0.050%
Johnson & Johnson 0.040%
Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc 0.040%
Danone Sa 0.040%
Akzo Nobel N.V. 0.030%
Procter & Gamble Company 0.030%
Ppg Industries, Inc. 0.030%
Air Liquide Sa 0.020%
Shiseido Company,Limited 0.020%
Kraft Heinz Foods Co. 4.875% 01-Oct-2049 0.020%
Syngenta Finance Nv 3.698% 24-Apr-2020 0.020%
Pepsico, Inc. 0.020%
Ecolab Inc. 0.010%
Burberry Group Plc 0.010%
Chevron Corporation 0.010%
Coca-Cola Company 0.010%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc Class A 0.010%
Symrise Ag 0.010%
L'Oreal Sa 0.010%

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