Booster Geared Growth Fund

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Type: Aggressive fund
Past Returns: 4.43%

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

Annual Fees: 1.68%

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

Agl Energy Limited 0.06%
Alliant Energy Corp. 0.01%
Ameren Corp. 0.02%
American Electric Power Co. Inc. 0.05%
Anglo American PLC 0.03%
Apa Group 0.06%
Beach Energy Ltd 0.02%
BHP Billiton Adr 0.32%
BHP Group Limited 0.48%
BHP Group PLC 0.04%
BP PLC 0.08%
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. 0.03%
Cheniere Energy Inc. 0.01%
Chevron Corp. 0.19%
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. Class H 0.02%
Clp Holdings Ltd. 0.02%
Cms Energy Corp. 0.02%
Cnooc Ltd. 0.03%
Concho Resources Inc. 0.01%
Conocophillips 0.05%
Dominion Energy Inc. 0.08%
Dte Energy Co. 0.02%
Emera Inc. 0.01%
Enbridge Inc. 0.07%
Engie SA 0.02%
Eni Spa 0.03%
Eog Resources Inc. 0.03%
Equinor Asa 0.23%
Evergy Inc. 0.02%
Exxon Mobil Corp. 0.21%
Firstenergy Corp. 0.03%
Gazprom PJSC 0.04%
Glencore PLC 0.02%
Hess Corp. 0.01%
Jxtg Holdings Inc. 0.01%
Kinder Morgan Inc. 0.03%
Lukoil PJSC 0.04%
Lyondellbasell Industries Nv Class A 0.02%
Marathon Petroleum Corp. 0.03%
Neste Oyj 0.02%
Nextera Energy Inc. 0.14%
Novatek PJSC Gdr 0.02%
Occidental Petroleum Corp. 0.01%
Oneok Inc. 0.02%
Origin Energy Limited 0.09%
Pembina Pipeline Corp. 0.01%
Petrochina Co. Ltd. Class H 0.01%
Phillips 66 0.04%
Pioneer Natural Resources Co. 0.02%
Ptt Pcl (Foreign) 0.02%
Reliance Industries Ltd. 0.07%
Repsol SA 0.01%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A 0.07%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class B 0.06%
Rwe AG 0.02%
Suncor Energy Inc. 0.03%
Tatneft PJSC 0.01%
Total SA 0.72%
Viva Energy Group Ltd 0.01%
Washington H Soul Pattinson & Co Ltd 0.01%
Wec Energy Group Inc. 0.03%
Williams Cos. Inc. 0.03%
Woodside Petroleum Limited 0.13%
Xcel Energy Inc. 0.04%

Weapons

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. 0.01%
Heico Corp. Class A 0.01%
L3Harris Technologies Inc. 0.05%
Safran SA 0.03%
Teledyne Technologies Inc. 0.01%
Transdigm Group Inc. 0.02%

Tobacco

Gambling

Aristocrat Leisure Limited 0.07%
Crown Resorts Ltd 0.02%
Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd. 0.02%
Las Vegas Sands Corp. 0.02%
Sky City Entertainment Group Ltd 0.45%
Star Entertainment Grp Ltd/The 0.01%
Tabcorp Holdings Ltd 0.04%

Alcohol

Ambev SA 0.02%
Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA/Nv 0.04%
Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. 0.02%
Brown-Forman Corp. Class B 0.02%
Carlsberg A/S Class B 0.02%
China Resources Beer Holdings Co. Ltd. 0.01%
Constellation Brands Inc. Class A 0.03%
Diageo PLC 0.09%
Heineken Nv 0.03%
Kirin Holdings Co. Ltd. 0.02%
Kweichow Moutai Co. Ltd. Class A 0.02%
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA 0.82%
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Se 0.13%
Metcash Ltd 0.02%
Pernod Ricard SA 0.03%
Waimea Estates (Nelson) Limited 0.32%

Palm Oil

Posco 0.01%

GMOs

Basf Se 0.06%
Bayer AG 0.07%
Dupont De Nemours Inc. 0.04%
Novartis AG 0.51%
Novozymes A/S 0.01%
Nutrien Ltd. 0.02%

Human Rights & Environmental Violations

Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. 0.03%
Barrick Gold Corp. 0.05%
BHP Billiton Adr 0.32%
BHP Group Limited 0.48%
BHP Group PLC 0.04%
Duke Energy Corp. 0.07%
Freeport-Mcmoran Inc. 0.01%
Glencore PLC 0.02%
Johnson & Johnson 0.55%
Mmc Norilsk Nickel PJSC 0.02%
Nestle SA 0.35%
Nutrien Ltd. 0.02%
Petrochina Co. Ltd. Class H 0.01%
Petroleo Brasileiro SA 0.02%
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Preference Shares 0.02%
Posco 0.01%
Rio Tinto Limited 0.19%
Rio Tinto PLC 0.07%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A 0.07%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class B 0.06%
Sempra Energy 0.04%
Vale SA 0.04%

Animal Testing

Air Liquide SA 0.070%
Air Products and Chemicals Inc. 0.060%
Akzo Nobel Nv 0.020%
Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. 0.030%
Basf Se 0.060%
Bayer AG 0.070%
Chr Hansen Holding A/S 0.010%
Church & Dwight Co. Inc. 0.020%
Clorox Co. 0.030%
Coca-Cola Co. 0.210%
Colgate-Palmolive Co. 0.060%
Danone SA 0.050%
Ecolab Inc. 0.060%
Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. Class A 0.050%
Fmc Corp. 0.010%
General Mills Inc. 0.040%
Givaudan SA 0.490%
Glaxosmithkline PLC 0.110%
Henkel AG & Co. Kgaa 0.010%
Henkel AG & Co. Kgaa Preference Shares 0.010%
Hindustan Unilever Ltd. 0.030%
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. 0.010%
Johnson & Johnson 0.540%
Kimberly-Clark Corp. 0.060%
Koninklijke Dsm Nv 0.030%
Kraft Heinz Co. 0.020%
L'Oreal SA 0.420%
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA 0.820%
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Se 0.130%
Nestle SA 0.350%
Novozymes A/S 0.010%
Orica Limited 0.030%
Pepsico Inc. 0.200%
PPG Industries Inc. 0.030%
Procter & Gamble Co. 0.310%
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC 0.070%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A 0.070%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class B 0.060%
Shiseido Co. Ltd. 0.030%
Symrise AG Class A 0.020%
Tesco PLC 0.030%
Unilever Nv 0.080%
Unilever PLC 0.070%
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. 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 -7.41% -7.45%
2019 10.11% 10.51%
2018 6.68% 10.23%
2017 11.18% 14.56%
2016 4.51% 0.96%
2015 15.30% 18.4%
2014 10.31% 7.74%
2013 13.23% 10.09%
2012 -5.15% -7.78%
2011 7.61% 2.56%

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 June 30th 2020.

Showing the top 10 investments for this fund:

  • Vanguard Int'L Shares Select Exclusions Fund - NZD Hgd
    Australia Fund
    40.74%
  • Vanguard Emerging Markets Share Index Fund
    Australia Fund
    7.52%
  • Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    4.6%
  • The A2 Milk Company Limited
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    3.67%
  • Vanguard Esg US Stock ETF
    United States Fund
    2.91%
  • Vanguard Int'L Prop Sec. Index Fund (AUD Hgd)
    Australia Fund
    2.74%
  • Auckland International Airport Limited
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    2.24%
  • Spark New Zealand Limited
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    1.9%
  • NZ Cash (BNZ Bank Trust Account)
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents AA-
    1.78%
  • Amazon.Com, Inc
    United States International Equities
    1.5%

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register Tue June 30th 2020.

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

Target

Actual


Type Target Actual
Cash and Cash Equivalents 1.0% 1.47%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 0.0% 0.34%
International Fixed Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Australasian Equities 33.0% 29.78%
International Equities 52.0% 62.85%
Listed Properties 8.0% 4.46%
Unlisted Properties 6.0% 1.1%
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 June 30th 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:
    1.68%
  • Animal Testing:
    5.06%
  • Fossil Fuels:
    4.43%
  • Gambling:
    0.70%
  • GMOs:
    0.73%
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
    2.57%
  • Palm Oil:
    0.06%
  • Tobacco:
    0.02%
  • Weapons:
    0.20%

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 Geared Growth Fund invests predominantly in growth assets, with little or no income assets and may borrow to leverage up the total exposure to equities. It is suited to investors who are comfortable with a high level of risk in order to potentially achieve higher returns."

Value $98M NZD
Period of data report Tue June 30th 2020
Members 5,459
Fund started Wed July 15th 2009
Total annual fund fees 1.68%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 1.57%
Administration charges 0.11%
Total other charges 36.0
Total other charges currency NZD

Key Personnel

David Beattie

Currently: Principal, Booster Financial Services Limited (2 years, 1 months)
Previously: CIO, Booster Financial Services Limited (17 years, 6 months)

Nic Craven

Currently: Senior Manager - Research, Booster Financial Services Limited (2 years, 1 months)
Previously: Research Manager, Booster Financial Services Limited (4 years, 2 months)

Allan Yeo

Currently: Managing Director, Booster Financial Services Limited (22 years, 1 months)
Previously: Associate Director, Barclays Bank plc (2 years, 0 months)

Rowan Calvert

Currently: Portfolio Manager - Global Equities, Booster Financial Services Limited (2 years, 8 months)
Previously: Senior Equity Analyst, Booster Financial Services Limited (7 years, 4 months)

Aaron Usher

Currently: Portfolio Manager - Australasian Equities, Booster Financial Services Limited (2 years, 8 months)
Previously: Equity Analyst, Booster Financial Services Limited (5 years, 9 months)

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to Tue June 30th 2020.

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