SuperLife NZ Cash Fund

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Fund type: Defensive fund

Past Returns: 1.26%

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

Annual Fees: 0.52%

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.

This fund has no investments in issues of concern


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 1.50% 0.72%
2020 1.63% 1.34%
2019 2.29% 1.73%
2018 2.05% 1.82%
2017 1.53% 1.96%
2016 2.72% 2.42%
2015 4.23% 2.76%
2014 2.00% 2.65%
2013 3.15% 2.68%
2012 3.62% 2.88%

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:

  • Westpac Notice Constant Maturity Deposit
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents AA-
    9.9143%
  • Bank Of China Ltd 031023 4.34 Td
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A1
    9.4921%
  • Bank Of China Ltd 031023 4.34 Td
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A1
    3.164%
  • New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency Bill
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A1+
    2.1815%
  • ANZ NZD Current Account
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents AA-
    1.8183%
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank Of China 060422 Rcd
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A1
    1.742%
  • Kiwibank Ltd 090522 1.33 Td
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A1
    1.5364%
  • ANZ Bank Wellington 140222 1.10 Td
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A1+
    1.535%
  • ANZ Bank Wellignton 170622 1.7 Td
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A1+
    1.5296%
  • Westpac Bk Corp Wellingt 190922 1.895 Td
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A1+
    1.5293%

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 100.0% 100.0%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 0.0% 0.0%
International Fixed Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Australasian Equities 0.0% 0.0%
International Equities 0.0% 0.0%
Listed Properties 0.0% 0.0%
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:
    0.00%
  • Fossil Fuels:
    0.00%
  • Gambling:
    0.00%
  • 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 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 New Zealand cash (including term deposits) and designed to provide a return (before tax fees and other expenses) that outperforms the S&P/NZX Bank Bill 90-Day Index over rolling one-year periods."

Value $54M NZD
Period of data report Fri Dec. 31st 2021
Members 3,747
Fund started Mon Oct. 8th 2007
Total annual fund fees 0.52%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 0.51%
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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