Mercer Sustainable Plus Balanced Fund

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Fund type: Balanced fund

Past Returns: 6.00%

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

Annual Fees: 0.85%

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.


Fossil Fuel

Apt Pipelines Ltd 150336 2.50 Cb 0.02%
Apt Pipelines Ltd 150727 4.25 Cb 0.03%
Cheniere Energy Inc 0.02%
Dominion Energy Inc 0.15%
Enbridge Inc 0.03%
Hong Kong China Ga 0.01%
Keyera Corp Com 0.01%
Kinder Morgan Inc 150231 2.00 Cb 0.05%
Marathon Petrol Com 0.02%
Naturgy Finance Bv 290128 1.50 Cb 0.04%
Nippon Yusen Kk 0.01%
Oneok Inc 0.02%
Pembina Pipeline 0.01%
Phillips 66 Com Usd0.01 0.01%
Reliance Industries Ltd 301127 3.667 Cb 0.01%
Tc Energy Corp 0.02%
Valero Energy Corp 0.03%
Williams Companies Inc 0.02%

Weapons

Tobacco

Alimentation Couche Tard Inc 250130 2.95 Cb 0.05%

Gambling

Vici Properties Inc 0.03%

Adult Entertainment/Pornography

Alcohol

GMOs

Human Rights & Environmental Violations

Bank Leumi Le-Israel 0.01%
Credit Suisse Group AG 010431 4.194 Cb 0.02%
Duke Energy Corp Com USD 0.001 Post Rev Splt 0.01%
Johnson & Johnson Com US$1 0.21%
Johnson and Johnson 150837 5.95 Cb 0.02%
Motorola Solutions Inc 0.04%
Nestle Holdings Inc 240948 4.00 Cb 0.05%
Nestle SA 0.12%
Rio Tinto Limited 0.01%
Rio Tinto PLC Ord 10P Gbp 0.02%

Animal Testing

Air Liquide 0.12%
Air Liquide Finance SA 100929 2.25 Cb 0.03%
Albermarle Corp 0.01%
Church & Dwight Co 0.03%
Clorox Co 150530 1.80 Cb 0.02%
Clorox Co Del 0.02%
Coca Cola Co 090341 1.00 Cb 0.05%
Coca Cola Co USD 0.09%
Eastman Chemical Co 260523 1.50 Cb 0.03%
Ecolab Inc 011126 2.70 Cb 0.03%
Ecolab Ltd 0.19%
Estee Lauder Companies 0.20%
Fuji Film Holdings Corp 0.02%
General Mills Inc 0.03%
Givaudan Finance Europe Bv 220427 1.00 Cb 0.01%
Glaxosmithkline Capital Inc 150538 6.375 Cb 0.05%
Glaxosmithkline PLC 0.14%
Henkel AG & Co Kgaa Non Vtg Pref 0.01%
Johnson & Johnson Com US$1 0.21%
Johnson and Johnson 150837 5.95 Cb 0.02%
Kellogg Company 0.02%
Kerry Group PLC 0.07%
Kerry Group PLC-A 0.01%
Kimberly Clark Corp 010837 6.625 Cb 0.02%
Kimberly Clark Corp Com Usd1.25 0.02%
Kimberly Clark De Mexico Sab De Cv 010731 2.431 Sf 0.05%
Koninklijke Dsm Nv 0.18%
L'Oreal 0.11%
Linde Finance Bv 0.25% Gtd Snr 19/05/27 EUR 0.01%
Linde PLC 0.15%
Mondelez International Inc 0.01%
Nestle Holdings Inc 240948 4.00 Cb 0.05%
Nestle SA 0.12%
Nutrien Ltd Com Npv 0.03%
Pepsico Inc Cap US$0.01 2/3 0.31%
Praxair Inc 100850 2.00 Cb 0.04%
Procter & Gamble Company 0.17%
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC 0.01%
Reliance Industries Ltd 301127 3.667 Cb 0.01%
Sherwin Williams Com Usd1 0.02%
Symrise AG 0.11%
Tesco Property 3 5.744% M/Bkd 13/04/2040Gbp 0.01%
Unilever Capital Corp 151132 5.90 Cb 0.04%
Unilever PLC 0.08%

This data is compiled by Mindful Money from the fund information and portfolios that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with the Disclose register to Thu March 31st 2022 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
2022 0.35% 2.54%
2021 16.60% 18.31%
2020 -1.09% -2.84%
2019 5.56% 5.04%
2018 5.28% 6.51%
2017 5.86% 7.3%
2016 4.01% 3.52%
2015 11.09% 11.34%
2014 7.28% 8.03%
2013 10.75% 7.91%

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 Thu March 31st 2022.

Showing the top 10 investments for this fund:

  • First Sentier Global Listed Infrastructure Fund
    New Zealand Other
    3.13%
  • BNP Paribas US Dollary Account
    United States Int Fixed Interest
    1.57%
  • Microsoft Corporation
    United States International Equities
    1.46%
  • Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    1.29%
  • Westpac Business Interest Account
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents AA-
    1.14%
  • Kkr Global Infrastructure Investors
    Australia Other
    0.97%
  • Outstanding Settlement Receipts - USD
    United States International Equities
    0.93%
  • New Zealand Government Bond 2.00% 15/05/2032
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AAA
    0.89%
  • New Zealand Government Bond 1.75% 15/05/2041
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AAA
    0.89%
  • Spark New Zealand Limited
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    0.87%

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register Thu March 31st 2022.

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

Target

Actual


Type Target Actual
Cash and Cash Equivalents 4.0% 6.94%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 10.0% 8.78%
International Fixed Interest 26.0% 24.79%
Australasian Equities 12.5% 11.41%
International Equities 35.5% 35.96%
Listed Properties 3.0% 2.89%
Unlisted Properties 3.0% 2.62%
Other 6.0% 6.61%
Commodities 0.0% 0.0%

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to Thu March 31st 2022.

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:
    0.01%
  • Alcohol:
    0.01%
  • Animal Testing:
    3.27%
  • Fossil Fuels:
    0.70%
  • Gambling:
    0.05%
  • GMOs:
    0.01%
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
    0.58%
  • Palm Oil:
    0.00%
  • Tobacco:
    0.06%
  • Weapons:
    0.03%

This data is compiled by Mindful Money from the fund information and portfolios that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with the Disclose register to Thu March 31st 2022 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

"Invests in a wide range of assets. May be suitable for investors who want a diversified investment with exposure to shares, real assets, fixed interest and cash, who are comfortable with a higher degree of volatility in returns than can be expected from the Sustainable Plus Moderate fund and who can invest for the long term. Mercer is one of the world’s leading firms for superannuation and investments with over 23,000 colleagues worldwide helping ensure sustainable returns for our customers and clients. Mercer has been helping Kiwis save for their best possible retirement for over 60 years. Our team of investment experts search the globe to find some of the best and most diverse investments to help maximise KiwiSaver returns and we invest responsibly."

Value $560M NZD
Period of data report Thu March 31st 2022
Members 13,367
Fund started Mon Oct. 1st 2007
Total annual fund fees 0.85%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 0.68%
Other management and administration charges 0.17%
Total other charges 27.0
Total other charges currency NZD

Key Personnel

Kristen Kohere-Soutar

Currently: Chair - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (2 years, 4 months)
Previously: Director - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (current) (4 years, 7 months)

Martin Lewington

Currently: CEO - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (13 years, 1 months)
Previously: Head of Investments - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (3 years, 8 months)

Kylie Willment

Currently: Chief Investment Officer, Pacific, Mercer Australia (Pty) Ltd (4 years, 5 months)
Previously: Senior Manager, Investment & Client Strategy - TCorp (NSW Treasury Corporation) (17 years, 0 months)

Ronan Mccabe

Currently: Chief Investment Officer - New Zealand, Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (1 years, 7 months)
Previously: Head of Portfolio Management, Delegated Solutions Pacific, Mercer Australia (Pty) Ltd (current) (3 years, 0 months)

Robert Kavanagh

Currently: Head of Portfolio Management NZ - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (8 years, 0 months)
Previously: Vice President - Account Management PIMCO Australia Pty Limited (7 years, 0 months)

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to Thu March 31st 2022.

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