Nikko AM KiwiSaver Scheme
Nikko AM Option Fund

In their own words: "The Option Fund invests in cash and options relating to fixed interest investments, and undertakes a leveraged trading strategy based on selling options over global government bonds. It is suited to investors who have an investment time frame of three years or longer and are comfortable to accept short sharp periods of high volatility."

At a glance:

Not Mindful
Type: Defensive fund
Past Returns: *0.72%

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

Annual Fees: 1.17%

Annual fees, including membership and % management fee.

More information:

A summary of this fund and it's details.

Number FND9390
Name Nikko AM Option Fund
Risk profile Defensive fund
Description The Option Fund invests in cash and options relating to fixed interest investments, and undertakes a leveraged trading strategy based on selling options over global government bonds. It is suited to investors who have an investment time frame of three years or longer and are comfortable to accept short sharp periods of high volatility.
Value $930k NZD
Members 17
Market index description The Manager is relying on the Financial Markets Conduct (Market Index) Exemption Notice 2018. There is no appropriate market index or suitable peer group index that reflects the assets that the Nikko AM Option Fund invests in that would be helpful to investors for assessing movements in the market in relation to the returns of the Nikko AM Option Fund.
Disclosure Statement Period Sun June 30th 2019
Fund started Tue April 3rd 2018
Three-year average return *0.72%
Market index past year return %
Past year return net charges and tax -2.64%
Past year return net of charges gross of tax -3.84%
Market index return since fund started %
Return since fund started net -0.80%
Total annual fund fees 1.17%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 1.17%
Administration charges 0.0%
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 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 2.26% 0.72%

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:

  • ASB Bank Ltd 190121 Frn
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AA-
    10.14%
  • Barclays Collateral Account
    United Kingdom Cash and Equivalents NR
    10.03%
  • Kiwibank Ltd 110620
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A
    8.86%
  • Westpac New Zealand Ltd 140222 Frn
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AA-
    8.46%
  • Goldman Sachs Collateral Account
    United Kingdom Cash and Equivalents NR
    8.24%
  • Bank Of New Zealand 180620 4.426
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents AA-
    7.95%
  • Kiwibank Limited 221121 Frn
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AA
    7.78%
  • ASB Bank Ltd 240222 4.20
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AA-
    6.71%
  • Rabobank Nederland NZ Branch 100620 4.592
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A+
    5.59%
  • ASB Bank 250320 Td
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents AA-
    5.2%

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 100.0% 68.67%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 100.0% 36.26%
International Fixed Interest 100.0% 0.0%
Australasian Equities 0.0% 0.0%
International Equities 0.0% 0.0%
Listed Properties 0.0% 0.0%
Unlisted Properties 0.0% 0.0%
Unknown None% 0.0%
Other 0.0% -4.93%
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

  • Fergus Mcdonald

    Currently: Head of Bonds and Currency and Member of Investment Committee (19 years, 0 months)
    Previously: NZ Fixed Interest Portfolio Manager - Tyndall Investment Management NZ Ltd (10 years, 5 months)

  • George Carter

    Currently: Managing Director and Member of Investment Committee (3 years, 8 months)
    Previously: Director, Head of Distribution - AMP Capital Investors NZ Ltd (6 years, 4 months)

  • Ian Bellew

    Currently: Fixed Income Manager (7 years, 6 months)
    Previously: Cash & Currency Manager - Tyndall Investment Management NZ Ltd (4 years, 10 months)

  • James Lindsay

    Currently: Senior Portfolio Manager (7 years, 3 months)
    Previously: Domestic Equities Manager - Nikko Asset Management New Zealand Limited (11 years, 0 months)

  • James Rogers

    Currently: Chief Operating Officer and Member of Investment Committee (2 years, 3 months)
    Previously: Senior Project Manager - Nikko Asset Management New Zealand Limited (0 years, 4 months)

  • James Wesley

    Currently: Head of Distribution and Member of Investment Committee (5 years, 7 months)
    Previously: Head of Australia - Wholesale - Threadneedle Investments (3 years, 0 months)

  • Matthew Johnson

    Currently: Fixed Income Manager (0 years, 9 months)
    Previously: Senior Strategy Analyst - The Comfort Group (2 years, 6 months)

  • Michael De Cesare

    Currently: Portfolio Manager (1 years, 3 months)
    Previously: Investment Analyst - Nikko Asset Management New Zealand Limited (5 years, 9 months)

  • Michael Sherrock

    Currently: Portfolio Manager (4 years, 8 months)
    Previously: Investment Analyst - Nikko Asset Management New Zealand Limited (8 years, 4 months)

  • Stuart Williams

    Currently: Head of Equities and Member of Investment Committee (4 years, 11 months)
    Previously: Portfolio Manager - OnePath (NZ) Limited (1 years, 7 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:
    0.00%
  • Animal Testing:
    0.00%
  • Fossil Fuels:
    0.00%
  • Gambling:
    0.00%
  • GMOs:
    0.00%
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
    0.00%
  • Palm Oil:
    0.00%
  • Tobacco:
    0.00%
  • Weapons:
    0.00%

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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