Issues of concern

The graph below shows the percentage of the fund invested in each of the worst issues of concern to New Zealanders. Below the graph are listed all the companies this fund invests in, by issue of concern.

Key:

  • Human Rights Violations
  • Environmental Harm
  • Animal Cruelty
  • Weapons
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Social Harm

Companies of concern

    • Meta Platforms Inc-Class A 0.15%
    • Johnson & Johnson 0.11%
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 0.09%
    • Credit Suisse Group AG 0.08%
    • Credit Suisse AG London 0.04%
    • Wells Fargo & Co 0.03%
    • Caterpillar Inc 0.02%
    • Motorola Solutions Inc 0.02%
    • Uber Technologies Inc 0.02%
    • Alstom 0.01%
    • Energy Transfer Lp 0.06% !!
      This company is expanding their fossil fuel production and
      is off track with the UN target to limit global temperature
      rise to 1.5°C
    • Bayer US Finance Ii Llc 0.02%
    • Archer-Daniels-Midland Co 0.01%
    • Procter & Gamble Co/The 0.06%
    • LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vui 0.03%
    • Sherwin-Williams Co/The 0.03%
    • Bayer US Finance Ii Llc 0.02%
    • Church & Dwight Co Inc 0.02%
    • Colgate-Palmolive Co 0.02%
    • L'Oreal 0.02%
    • Novozymes A/S-B Shares 0.02%
    • Clorox Company 0.01%
    • Estee Lauder Companies-Cl A 0.01%
    • Kimberly-Clark Corp 0.01%
    • PPG Industries Inc 0.01%
    • Seiko Epson Corp 0.01%
    • Unilever PLC 0.01%
    • Walmart Inc 0.04%
    • Transdigm Group Inc 0.02%
    • Amphenol Corp-Cl A 0.01%
    • Booz Allen Hamilton Holdings 0.01%
    • Mtu Aero Engines AG 0.01%
    • Sumitomo Corp. 0.07% !!
      This company is expanding their fossil fuel production and
      is off track with the UN target to limit global temperature
      rise to 1.5°C
    • Energy Transfer Lp 0.06% !!
      This company is expanding their fossil fuel production and
      is off track with the UN target to limit global temperature
      rise to 1.5°C
    • Cassa Depositi E Prestit 0.05%
    • Fairfax Finl Hldgs Ltd 0.03%
    • Verbund AG 0.02% 1.5°C
      This company is on a 1.5°C pathway
    • Constellation Energy 0.01%

This data is compiled by Mindful Money from the fund information and portfolios that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with the Disclose register to 30th Sept. 2023 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, Sustainalytics and research organisations.

Please note that companies may breach more than one of these areas of concern.

The listing of companies of concern is based on definitions used in Mindful Money's methodology. These definitions may be different from the exclusions policy and definitions applied by the fund provider.

Mindful Money uses the term Mindful Funds as our standard for ethical investment and responsible investment. This does not imply that other funds are unethical or that the fund providers that do not meet these standards are unethical providers.

About this fund

The Conservative Fund invests mainly in income assets with a modest allocation to growth assets. The Fund aims to preserve capital while providing a steady return over the short to medium term. It is suitable for investors who want to take a more cautious approach and accept a smaller amount of investment risk to potentially achieve a more stable return.

MAS is a membership-based insurance and investment company for New Zealand professionals. As a mutual society, our customers become Members. We're owned by our Members so we don't have to generate big profits for external shareholders. And because MAS advisers are paid a salary with no commissions, you can be sure we have your best interest at heart. We were founded by doctors for doctors in 1921, and now more than 80% of the medical profession insure with MAS. Today we welcome all professionals along with their friends and families. If you'd like to discuss insurance, investments or lending, we'd love to talk.

Value $71.6M NZD
Period of data report 30th Sept. 2023
Members 1,873
Fund started 1st Oct. 2007
Total annual fund fees 0.99%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 0.8%
Other management and administration charges 0.19%
Total other charges 0.0
Total other charges currency NZD

Bruce Robertson

Currently: Portfolio manager, JBWere (26 years, 6 months)
Previously: Partner, Goldman Sachs JBWere (7 years, 1 months)

Tom Phillips

Currently: Portfolio manager, JBWere (19 years, 1 months)
Previously: Corporate lawyer, Bell Gully (7 years, 8 months)

Earl White

Currently: Executive Advisor, Bancorp Treasury (20 years, 8 months)
Previously: Treasurer, BNP Paribas (8 years, 7 months)

Phil Borkin

Currently: Senior Strategist, JBWere (4 years, 9 months)
Previously: Senior Macro Strategist, ANZ (4 years, 0 months)

Hayden Griffiths

Currently: Head of Asset allocation, JBWere (27 years, 5 months)
Previously: Analyst, BZW (2 years, 5 months)

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to 30th Sept. 2023.

Past Returns

Past annual returns for this fund are after fees and taxes. Please note that higher past returns do not always mean higher future returns.

Year Market Average Fund Annual Return
2023 -1.85% -2.55%
2022 -0.58% -1.4%
2021 8.94% 9.13%
2020 0.45% 0.84%
2019 4.19% 3.27%
2018 3.58% 3.62%
2017 4.10% 4.6%
2016 3.52% 1.81%
2015 8.10% 9.03%
2014 3.88% 3.68%

The market average is the average 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 30th Sept. 2023.

Top 10 Investments

  • Hunter Global Fixed Interest Fund
    New Zealand Int Fixed Interest
    43.74%
  • Jbwere Premium Custody Call Account - NZD
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents
    10.54%
  • Bank Of New Zealand 4.985% 07/06/2027
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AA-
    3.16%
  • Kiwibank 5.737% 19/10/2027
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest A1
    2.03%
  • Westpac 3.696% 16/02/27
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AA-
    1.82%
  • Vector Ltd 4.996% 14/03/2024
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest BBB+
    1.71%
  • Chorus Ltd 4.35% 06/12/2028
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest BBB
    1.68%
  • Westpac 6.73% 14/02/2034
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest A-
    1.25%
  • NZ Govt 1.5% 15/05/2031
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AAA
    1.24%
  • ASB 5.524% 21/06/2027
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AA-
    1.06%
Type Target Actual
Cash and Cash Equivalents 10.0% 14.33%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 25.0% 23.18%
International Fixed Interest 45.0% 43.74%
Australasian Equities 6.0% 5.95%
International Equities 14.0% 12.8%
Listed Properties 0.0% 0.0%
Unlisted Properties 0.0% 0.0%
Other 0.0% 0.0%
Commodities 0.0% 0.0%

Investment Mix

How the money in this fund is invested against the fund's targets.

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to 30th Sept. 2023.