SuperLife Ethica Fund

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Fund type: Balanced fund

Past Returns: 10.20%

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

Annual Fees: 0.7%

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

Alleghany Corp 0.02%
Ampol Ltd 0.03%
Apa Group 0.01%
Coca-Cola Co/The 0.10%
Coca-Cola Co/The 0.400000% 05/06/2030 0.07%
Enbridge Inc 0.03%
Genesis Energy Ltd 0.12%
Genesis Energy Ltd 03/04/25 5.00% Cb 0.28%
Genesis Energy Ltd 08/03/23 5.81% Gb 0.08%
Genesis Energy Ltd 20/07/22 1.32% Gb 0.07%
Loews Corp 3.200000% 05/15/2030 0.14%
Marathon Petroleum Corp 0.01%
Neste Oyj 0.02%
New Zealand Refining Co Ltd 0.02%
Valero Energy Corp 0.02%
Viva Energy Group Ltd 0.03%

Weapons

Amphenol Tech Hlds Gmbh 2.000000% 10/08/2028 0.01%
Caci International Inc -Cl A 0.01%
Oshkosh Corp 0.01%
Science Applications Inte 0.01%
Teledyne Technologies Inc 0.02%
Transdigm Group Inc 0.02%

Tobacco

Casey'S General Stores Inc 0.01%
Seven & I Holdings Co Ltd 0.01%

Gambling

Palm Oil

GMOs

Human Rights & Environmental Violations

Johnson & Johnson 0.25%
Johnson & Johnson 1.300000% 09/01/2030 0.06%
Johnson & Johnson 2.450000% 03/01/2026 0.01%
Motorola Solutions Inc 0.02%
Rio Tinto Ltd 0.05%

Animal Testing

Akzo Nobel N.V. 0.01%
Albemarle Corp 0.01%
Arkema 0.01%
Avantor Inc 0.02%
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd 0.01%
Capri Holdings Ltd 0.01%
Chr Hansen Holding A/S 0.01%
Church & Dwight Co Inc 0.03%
Clorox Company 0.01%
Coca-Cola Co/The 0.10%
Coca-Cola Co/The 0.400000% 05/06/2030 0.07%
Coty Inc-Cl A 0.01%
Covestro AG 0.01%
Danone 0.02%
Dupont De Nemours Inc 0.02%
Ecolab Inc 0.03%
Estee Lauder Co Inc 2.600000% 04/15/2030 0.03%
Estee Lauder Companies-Cl A 0.05%
Fmc Corp 0.02%
General Mills Inc 0.03%
Givaudan-Reg 0.02%
Glaxosmithkline Capital 5.250000% 12/19/2033 0.06%
Glaxosmithkline PLC 0.02%
Hermes International 0.03%
Hp Inc 0.02%
Hp Inc 2.650000% 06/17/2031 0.09%
Hp Inc 3.400000% 06/17/2030 0.04%
Intl Flavors & Fragrances 0.02%
Johnson & Johnson 0.26%
Johnson & Johnson 1.300000% 09/01/2030 0.06%
Johnson & Johnson 2.450000% 03/01/2026 0.01%
Johnson Matthey PLC 0.01%
Kellogg Co 0.02%
Keurig Dr Pepper Inc 0.01%
Koninklijke Dsm Nv 0.01%
Kraft Heinz Co/The 0.01%
L'Oreal 0.05%
Nufarm Ltd 0.02%
PPG Industries Inc 0.03%
Pepsico Inc 0.09%
Procter & Gamble Co/The 0.20%
Procter & Gamble Co/The 1.125000% 11/02/2023 0.02%
Procter & Gamble Co/The 1.200000% 10/29/2030 0.08%
Procter & Gamble Co/The 1.250000% 10/25/2029 0.02%
Pvh Corp 0.01%
Ralph Lauren Corp 2.950000% 06/15/2030 0.08%
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC 0.03%
Sainsbury (J) PLC 0.01%
Scotts Miracle-Gro Co 0.01%
Seven & I Holdings Co Ltd 0.01%
Sherwin-Williams Co/The 0.08%
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co Ltd 0.02%
Tapestry Inc 0.02%
Tesco PLC 0.02%
Umicore 0.01%
Unilever Finance 1.625000% 02/12/2033 0.01%
Unilever PLC-Sponsored Adr 0.10%

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 Sept. 30th 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 16.64% 27.91%
2020 -1.20% -3.76%
2019 5.69% 6.46%
2018 5.19% 2.57%
2017 5.86% 4.92%
2016 4.01% 11.24%
2015 11.09% 12.93%
2014 7.28% 3.72%
2013 10.75% 11.17%
2012 1.75% -0.04%

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 Fri Dec. 31st 2021.

Showing the top 10 investments for this fund:

  • Dimensional Global Sustainability Trust NZD Hedged Class
    Australia International Equities
    29.5594%
  • Dimensional Global Bond Sustainability Trust NZD Class
    Australia Int Fixed Interest
    16.7938%
  • Dimensional Global Sustainability Trust Unhedged Cls Units
    Australia International Equities
    8.496%
  • Vanguard International Property Securities Index Fund
    Australia Listed Property
    4.0154%
  • Dimensional Australian Sustainability Trust
    Australia Australasian Equities
    3.9874%
  • ANZ NZD Current Account
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents AA-
    1.7975%
  • New Zealand Government Bond
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AAA
    0.6594%
  • New Zealand Government Bond
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AAA
    0.6143%
  • Ebos Group Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    0.5576%
  • Mainfreight Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    0.5444%

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register Fri Dec. 31st 2021.

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

Target

Actual


Type Target Actual
Cash and Cash Equivalents 1.0% 11.43%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 13.0% 10.9%
International Fixed Interest 26.0% 16.94%
Australasian Equities 14.5% 14.61%
International Equities 38.0% 38.37%
Listed Properties 7.5% 7.75%
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 Fri Dec. 31st 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:
    2.84%
  • Fossil Fuels:
    1.26%
  • Gambling:
    0.02%
  • GMOs:
    0.01%
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
    0.46%
  • Palm Oil:
    0.01%
  • Tobacco:
    0.04%
  • Weapons:
    0.25%

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 Sept. 30th 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

"Invests in a mix of income and growth assets and designed for investors that want a balanced investment option. A socially responsible fund which excludes assets that do not meet the fund's defined ethical investment standards. Negative annual returns may occur once in every 5-7 years on average. SuperLife provides KiwiSaver, investment, superannuation and insurance solutions to over 50,000 members. For over 15 years we have focused on what matters most to our members: a passive investment philosophy, low fees, flexibility, transparency and exceptional customer service. SuperLife is managed by Smartshares Limited, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NZX Limited."

Value $59M NZD
Period of data report Fri Dec. 31st 2021
Members 1,691
Fund started Mon March 31st 2008
Total annual fund fees 0.7%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 0.69%
Other management and administration charges 0.01%
Total other charges 30.0
Total other charges currency NZD

Key Personnel

Guy Roulston Elliffe

Currently: Director (6 years, 1 months)
Previously: Corporate Governance Manager - ACC (current position) (6 years, 8 months)

Stuart Kenneth Reginald Millar

Currently: Chief Investment Officer - Smartshares (2 years, 7 months)
Previously: Head of Portfolio Management - ANZ Investments (6 years, 4 months)

Hugh Duncan Stevens

Currently: Chief Executive Officer - Smartshares (3 years, 10 months)
Previously: Chief Operating Officer - Implemented Investment Solutions Ltd (2 years, 6 months)

Alister John Williams

Currently: Director (6 years, 1 months)
Previously: Investment Manager - Trust Management (5 years, 4 months)

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to Fri Dec. 31st 2021.

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