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Fund type: Growth fund

Past Returns: 20.11%

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

Annual Fees: 1.62%

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.


Alcohol

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Se 0.18%

Human Rights & Environmental Violations

Call Uber Technologies Inc 20/01/2023 55 0.15%
Kbr (Kbr) 0.03%
Nestle SA 0.12%
Rio Tinto Ltd 0.22%

Animal Testing

Croda International PLC 0.07%
Dupont De Nemours Inc 0.07%
Ingersoll-Rand Inc 0.09%
L'Oreal Eur0.20 0.14%
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Se 0.18%
Lauder Estee Cos Cl A (El) 0.15%
Linde PLC 0.16%
Mondelez International Inc 0.16%
Nestle SA 0.12%
Tapestry (Tpr) 0.17%

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 1.87% -16.81%
2021 27.41% 83.84%
2020 -3.40% -6.7%
2019 6.95% 3.69%
2018 7.80% 5.53%
2017 9.24% 11.64%
2016 3.62% -10.94%
2015 13.73% 21.66%
2014 8.43% 14.42%
2013 12.00% 14.78%

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:

  • Call Natural Gas Future 25/11/2022 5.25
    United States Commodities
    9.28%
  • Westpac Current Account
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A-1+
    9.21%
  • Goldman Sachs USD Margin Account
    United Kingdom Cash and Equivalents A-1
    7.72%
  • Suvretta Offshore Fund
    Cayman Islands International Equities
    4.71%
  • Citibank New Zealand NZD Current Account
    United States Cash and Equivalents A-1
    4.44%
  • Galaxy Ethereum Liquidity Fund
    Cayman Islands Other
    4.11%
  • Goldman Sachs NZD Margin Account
    United Kingdom Cash and Equivalents A-1
    3.84%
  • Call Corn Future 26/08/2022 750
    United States Commodities
    2.89%
  • Emerson Point Capital Partners Lp
    United States International Equities
    2.47%
  • Spark New Zealand
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    2.15%

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 5.0% 0.81%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 0.0% 1.04%
International Fixed Interest 0.0% 10.49%
Australasian Equities 25.0% 27.74%
International Equities 67.0% 43.65%
Listed Properties 3.0% 1.28%
Unlisted Properties 0.0% 0.0%
Other 0.0% 9.14%
Commodities 0.0% 5.85%

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:
    0.00%
  • Alcohol:
    0.18%
  • Animal Testing:
    1.31%
  • Fossil Fuels:
    0.00%
  • Gambling:
    0.00%
  • GMOs:
    0.00%
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
    0.52%
  • 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 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

"The objective of the Growth Strategy is to grow your investment over the long term. The fund is anticipated to mainly hold New Zealand, Australian and international shares, and/or hedge funds."

Value $490M NZD
Period of data report Thu March 31st 2022
Members 17,314
Fund started Mon Nov. 1st 2010
Total annual fund fees 1.62%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 1.1%
Other management and administration charges 0.52%
Total other charges 29.76
Total other charges currency NZD

Key Personnel

Michael Lang

Currently: Chief Executive and a Director (3 years, 6 months)
Previously: Chief Investment Officer, New Zealand Funds Management Limited (10 years, 1 months)

James Grigor

Currently: Chief Investment Officer and a Principal (3 years, 4 months)
Previously: Senior Portfolio Manager, New Zealand Funds Management Limited (1 years, 7 months)

Mark Brooks

Currently: Head of Income and a Principal (14 years, 4 months)
Previously: Senior Portfolio Manager, Credaris (3 years, 4 months)

Andrew Curtayne

Currently: Senior Portfolio Manager (1 years, 11 months)
Previously: Senior Analyst, Melqart Asset Management (3 years, 8 months)

David Haslam

Currently: Senior Dealer (5 years, 3 months)
Previously: Equities Trader, UBS NZ (0 years, 11 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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