Booster Socially Responsible Investment High Growth Fund

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Type: Aggressive fund
Past Returns: 13.93%

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

Annual Fees: 1.37%

Annual fees, including management and administration fees, but not membership 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.


Gambling

Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. 0.01%
Vici Properties Inc. 0.02%

Animal Testing

Danone SA 0.300%
Ecolab Inc 0.730%
Givaudan SA 0.440%
L'Oreal SA 0.630%
Linde PLC 0.530%
Pepsico Inc 1.410%
Procter & Gamble Co. 1.750%

This data is compiled by Mindful Money from the fund information and portfolios that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with the Disclose register to Wed March 31st 2021 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.

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.

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
2021 35.08% 30.79%
2020 -6.18% 2.09%
2019 9.46% 8.9%
2018 6.55% 7.95%
2017 10.40% 8.86%
2016 4.51% 4.19%
2015 15.30% 11.8%
2014 10.31% 1.3%
2013 13.23% 14.63%
2012 -5.15% -7.11%

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 Wed June 30th 2021.

Showing the top 10 investments for this fund:

  • Microsoft Corporation
    United States International Equities
    3.18%
  • Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    2.87%
  • Alphabet Inc (Class C)
    United States International Equities
    2.81%
  • Apple Inc.
    United States International Equities
    2.73%
  • Vanguard Int'L Prop Sec. Index Fund (AUD Hgd)
    Australia Fund
    2.45%
  • Auckland International Airport Limited
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    2.15%
  • Spark New Zealand Limited
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    1.73%
  • Meridian Energy Limited
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    1.32%
  • Pepsico Inc
    United States International Equities
    1.32%
  • Asml Holding Nv
    Netherlands International Equities
    1.28%

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register Wed June 30th 2021.

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

Target

Actual


Type Target Actual
Cash and Cash Equivalents 2.0% 5.35%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 0.0% 2.59%
International Fixed Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Australasian Equities 32.0% 27.14%
International Equities 54.0% 60.09%
Listed Properties 12.0% 4.83%
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 Wed June 30th 2021.

Does this fund exclude companies that cause deep concern to New Zealanders? The first column shows if the fund has a credible 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:
    0.00%
  • Animal Testing:
    5.80%
  • Fossil Fuels:
    0.00%
  • Gambling:
    0.04%
  • GMOs:
    0.00%
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
    0.00%
  • Palm Oil:
    0.00%
  • 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 Wed March 31st 2021 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.

Note that the fund’s exclusions policy may not be consistent with its portfolio holdings because the fund might be still implementing its policy change or their policy may be less stringent than the definitions applied by Mindful Money.

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. Similarly Mindful Money uses a broader scope for fossil fuels than the government’s rules for default KiwiSaver funds. The full definitions used in the Mindful Money analysis are here.

In their own words

"The Socially Responsible Investment High Growth Fund invests predominantly in growth assets with little or no income assets. It excludes investments which do not satisfy certain socially responsible investment criteria. It is suited to investors looking for an investment that reflects their personal values who are comfortable with a high level of risk in order to potentially achieve higher returns. This fund has been certified by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA). Booster has been looking after New Zealanders’ money since 1998. And we’re proudly Kiwi owned and operated. We’re an independent financial services company, based right here in Wellington. We know that understanding how your money is invested is important to you. It's important to us too. That's why we consider environmental, social and governance risks when we assess investments across all of our core KiwiSaver and Investment funds."

Value $250M NZD
Period of data report Wed June 30th 2021
Members 9,211
Fund started Fri May 21st 2010
Total annual fund fees 1.37%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 1.17%
Other management and administration charges 0.2%
Total other charges 36.0
Total other charges currency NZD

Key Personnel

David Beattie

Currently: Principal Booster Financial Services Limited (3 years, 1 months)
Previously: CIO Booster Financial Services Limited (17 years, 6 months)

Nic Craven

Currently: Senior Manager - Research Booster Financial Services Limited (3 years, 1 months)
Previously: Research Manager Booster Financial Services Limited (4 years, 2 months)

Allan Yeo

Currently: Managing Director Booster Financial Services Limited (23 years, 1 months)
Previously: Associate Director Barclays Bank plc (2 years, 0 months)

Rowan Calvert

Currently: Portfolio Manager - Global Equities Booster Financial Services Limited (3 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 (3 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 Wed June 30th 2021.

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