Medical Assurance Society Conservative Fund

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Type: Conservative fund
Past Returns: 2.58%

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

Annual Fees: 1.19%

Annual fees, including any membership and % management fee.

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.


Fossil Fuel

Enbridge Inc 180222 Frn 0.08%
Energy Transfer Partners Lp 150325 4.05 Cb 0.08%

Gambling

Las Vegas Sands Corp 250625 2.90 Cb 0.11%
Sands China Ltd 080825 5.125 Cb 0.02%
Sands China Ltd 080828 5.4 Cb 0.05%

Alcohol

Anheuser Busch Inbev Nv 070325 1.75 Cb 0.11%
Pernod Ricard SA 070421 5.75 Cb 0.03%
Pernod Ricard SA 150122 4.45 Cb 0.09%

Palm Oil

GMOs

Dupont De Nemours Inc. 0.01%
Syngenta Finance AG 230421 3.933 Cb 0.12%

Human Rights & Environmental Violations

Johnson & Johnson 0.04%

Animal Testing

Bayer US Finance Ii Llc 151225 4.25 Cb 0.040%
Bayer US Finance Ii Llc 151228 4.375 Cb 0.050%
Bayer US Finance Ii Llc 250621 3.50 Cb 0.020%
Bayer US Finance Ii Llc250621 Frn 0.020%
Clorox Company 0.010%
Colgate-Palmolive Co. 0.030%
Danone SA 0.020%
Danone SA 021121 2.077 Cb 0.100%
Estee Lauder Companies - Class A 0.020%
General Mills Inc. 0.020%
Givaudan 0.020%
Johnson & Johnson 0.040%
Kao Corporation 0.020%
Kimberly-Clark Corporation 0.030%
Koninklijke Dsm Nv 0.010%
L'Oreal SA 0.040%
Pepsico Inc. 0.100%
PPG Industries Inc. 0.010%
Procter & Gamble Co. 0.160%
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC 0.030%
Reckitt Benckiser Treasury Services PLC 240622 Frn 0.040%
Shiseido Co. Ltd. 0.010%
Syngenta Finance AG 230421 3.933 Cb 0.120%
Tesco Property Finance PLC 130440 5.744 Sf 0.080%
Unilever Nv 0.040%
Unilever PLC 0.030%

This data is compiled by Mindful Money from the fund information and portfolios that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with the Disclose register to Tue March 31st 2020 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.

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
2020 1.07% 0.84%
2019 4.40% 3.27%
2018 3.80% 3.62%
2017 4.16% 4.6%
2016 3.52% 1.81%
2015 8.10% 9.03%
2014 3.88% 3.68%
2013 6.92% 7.22%
2012 3.16% 2.11%
2011 5.06% 5.34%

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 Tue March 31st 2020.

Showing the top 10 investments for this fund:

  • Hunter Global Fixed Interest Fund
    New Zealand International Fixed Interest
    44.6%
  • Jbwere Premium Custody Call Account - NZD
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents
    14.92%
  • NZ Govt. Inflation Indexed Bond 20/09/2030
    New Zealand New Zealand Fixed Interest AA+
    8.2%
  • Bank Of China Term Deposit
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A-1
    2.6%
  • Vector Bond 14/03/2024
    New Zealand New Zealand Fixed Interest BBB
    2.04%
  • Insurance Australia Group Subordinated Bond
    New Zealand New Zealand Fixed Interest BBB
    1.84%
  • Bank Of China Bond 17/10/2022
    New Zealand New Zealand Fixed Interest A
    1.75%
  • BNZ Term Deposit
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A-1+
    1.73%
  • Chorus Bond 6/12/2028
    New Zealand New Zealand Fixed Interest BBB
    1.66%
  • Quayside Holding Perpetual Security
    New Zealand New Zealand Fixed Interest UNRATED
    1.16%

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register Tue March 31st 2020.

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

Target

Actual


Type Target Actual
Cash and Cash Equivalents 10.0% 20.36%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 25.0% 19.19%
International Fixed Interest 45.0% 44.53%
Australasian Equities 6.0% 4.75%
International Equities 14.0% 11.18%
Listed Properties 0.0% 0.0%
Unlisted Properties 0.0% 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 Tue March 31st 2020.

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
    Does this fund say it excludes this?
    Actual holdings
  • Adult Entertainment/Pornography:
    0.00%
  • Alcohol:
    0.23%
  • Animal Testing:
    1.20%
  • Fossil Fuels:
    0.18%
  • Gambling:
    0.18%
  • GMOs:
    0.14%
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
    0.05%
  • Palm Oil:
    0.01%
  • Tobacco:
    0.00%
  • Weapons:
    0.00%

This data is compiled by Mindful Money from the fund information and portfolios that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with the Disclose register to Tue March 31st 2020 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.

In their own words

"The Conservative Fund aims to preserve capital while providing a steady return. It invests predominantly (around 80%) in Income assets (such as cash and New Zealand and international fixed interest), and around 20% in Growth assets (such as Australasian and international equities) in order to enhance returns. It is likely to be more suited to investors with a strong emphasis on the security of their savings over time. This Fund is certified by the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA) and engages with companies to improve their performance."

Value $59M NZD
Period of data report Tue March 31st 2020
Members 2,171
Fund started Mon Oct. 1st 2007
Total annual fund fees 1.19%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 1.0%
Administration charges 0.19%
Total other charges 0.0
Total other charges currency NZD

Key Personnel

Bruce Robertson

Currently: Portfolio manager, JBWere (23 years, 0 months)
Previously: Partner, Goldman Sachs JBWere (7 years, 1 months)

Tom Phillips

Currently: Portfolio manager, JBWere (15 years, 7 months)
Previously: Corporate lawyer, Bell Gully (7 years, 8 months)

Earl White

Currently: Executive Advisor, Bancorp Treasury (17 years, 2 months)
Previously: Treasurer, BNP Paribas (8 years, 7 months)

Phil Borkin

Currently: Senior Strategist, JBWere (1 years, 3 months)
Previously: Senior Macro Strategist, ANZ (4 years, 0 months)

Hayden Griffiths

Currently: Asset allocation, JBWere (23 years, 11 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 Tue March 31st 2020.

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