Simplicity Growth Fund

In their own words: "The Growth Fund provides investors with a limited exposure to income assets, but most of its investments are in growth assets."

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Type: Growth fund
Past Returns: *8.00%

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

Annual Fees: 0.31%

Annual fees, including membership and % management fee.

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A summary of this fund and it's details.

Number FND697
Name Simplicity Growth Fund
Risk profile Growth fund
Description The Growth Fund provides investors with a limited exposure to income assets, but most of its investments are in growth assets.
Value $720M NZD
Members 22,151
Market index description A composite index, calculated using the return of each asset class index the fund invests in, weighted by the fund's benchmark asset allocation. See the Statement of Investment Policy and Objectives (SIPO) for details of the fund's benchmark asset allocation and the asset class indices.
Disclosure Statement Period Tue Dec. 31st 2019
Fund started Thu Sept. 1st 2016
Three-year average return *8.00%
Market index past year return 23.34%
Past year return net charges and tax 20.17%
Past year return net of charges gross of tax 22.34%
Market index return since fund started 11.95%
Return since fund started net 9.81%
Total annual fund fees 0.31%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 0.3%
Administration charges 0.01%
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 6.87% 7.81%
2018 7.63% 8.19%

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 Ethically Conscious Int Shares Index Fund NZD Hedged
    Australia International Equities N/A
    31.46%
  • Vanguard Ethically Conscious Int Shares Index Fund AUD
    Australia International Equities N/A
    16.65%
  • Vanguard Ethically Conscious Global Index Bond Fund
    Australia Int Fixed Interest N/A
    12.46%
  • Vanguard Australian Share Index Fund
    Australia Australasian Equities N/A
    8.2%
  • Cash At Bank
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents AA+
    2.31%
  • Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    2.26%
  • A2 Milk Company Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    1.95%
  • Auckland International Airport Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    1.47%
  • Spark New Zealand Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities N/A
    1.42%
  • Ryman Healthcare Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    1.2%

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 2.0% 3.15%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 7.5% 7.18%
International Fixed Interest 12.5% 12.46%
Australasian Equities 29.5% 29.11%
International Equities 48.5% 48.1%
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

  • Anna Tierney

    Currently: Director, Simplicity (0 years, 10 months)
    Previously: Forensic accountant & risk consultant (current position) (15 years, 0 months)

  • Joy Marslin

    Currently: Director, Simplicity (3 years, 1 months)
    Previously: Head of Private Wealth Management, Westpac NZ (3 years, 7 months)

  • Mel Hewitson

    Currently: Director, Simplicity (0 years, 10 months)
    Previously: Independent Director, Heritage Trustee Company Ltd (current position) (1 years, 9 months)

  • Reuben Halper

    Currently: Director, Simplicity (2 years, 9 months)
    Previously: Agency Lead, Google NZ (current position) (4 years, 3 months)

  • Sam Stubbs

    Currently: Managing Director, Simplicity (3 years, 9 months)
    Previously: Chief Executive Officer, TOWER Investments (5 years, 1 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:
    0.08%
  • Animal Testing:
    1.64%
  • Fossil Fuels:
    1.32%
  • Gambling:
    0.19%
  • GMOs:
    0.22%
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
    0.93%
  • Palm Oil:
    0.01%
  • Tobacco:
    0.00%
  • Weapons:
    0.02%

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

Sinopec Group Overseas Development 2016 Ltd. 0.02%
Enbridge Inc. 0.04%
Phillips 66 0.03%
Marathon Petroleum Corp. 0.02%
Oneok Inc. 0.01%
Lyondellbasell Industries Nv Class A 0.01%
BHP Group Ltd. 0.49%
Woodside Petroleum Ltd. 0.14%
Santos Ltd. 0.07%
Origin Energy Ltd. 0.06%
Apa Group 0.06%
South32 Ltd. 0.06%
Oil Search Ltd. 0.04%
Caltex Australia Ltd. 0.03%
Beach Energy Ltd. 0.02%
Washington H Soul Pattinson & Co. Ltd. 0.01%
Whitehaven Coal Ltd. 0.01%
Viva Energy Group Ltd. 0.01%

Weapons

Gambling

Aristocrat Leisure Ltd. 0.10%
Tabcorp Holdings Ltd. 0.05%
Crown Resorts Ltd. 0.02%
Star Entertainment Grp Ltd. 0.02%

Alcohol

Treasury Wine Estates Ltd. 0.06%
Metcash Ltd. 0.01%

Palm Oil

GMOs

Bayer Capital Corp. Bv 0.01%
Novartis Ag 0.09%
Bayer Ag 0.04%
Dupont De Nemours Inc. 0.02%
Nutrien Ltd. 0.01%

Human Rights & Environmental Violations

Nestle Holdings Inc. 0.01%
Johnson & Johnson 0.17%
Nestle Sa 0.15%
Sempra Energy 0.02%
Barrick Gold Corp. 0.01%
Nutrien Ltd. 0.01%
BHP Group Ltd. 0.49%

Animal Testing

Reckitt Benckiser Treasury Services Plc 0.015%
Nestle Holdings Inc. 0.012%
Coca-Cola Co. 0.100%
Johnson & Johnson 0.169%
Nestle Sa 0.149%
Procter & Gamble Co. 0.149%
Pepsico Inc. 0.091%
Glaxosmithkline Plc 0.054%
Unilever Nv 0.041%
Bayer Ag 0.036%
L'Oreal Sa 0.034%
Unilever Plc 0.032%
Air Liquide Sa 0.030%
Colgate-Palmolive Co. 0.027%
Danone Sa 0.025%
Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc 0.024%
Ecolab Inc. 0.024%
Air Products & Chemicals Inc. 0.022%
Kimberly-Clark Corp. 0.022%
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. 0.020%
Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. Class A 0.019%
General Mills Inc. 0.015%
Shiseido Co. Ltd. 0.015%
Tesco Plc 0.014%
Givaudan Sa 0.014%
Henkel Ag & Co. Kgaa Preference Shares 0.010%
Koninklijke Dsm Nv 0.010%
Akzo Nobel Nv 0.010%
Kraft Heinz Co. 0.010%

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