AMP Conservative Fund (Lifesteps)

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Type: Conservative fund
Past Returns: 3.92%

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

Annual Fees: 0.99%

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

Anglo American PLC 0.02%
Atmos Energy Corp 0.05%
BHP Group Ltd 0.15%
BHP Group PLC 0.01%
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd 0.01%
Cheniere Energy Inc 0.05%
Chevron Corp 0.04%
Ck Hutchison Holdings Ltd 0.02%
Coca-Cola Co/The 0.03%
Conocophillips 0.02%
Dominion Energy Inc 0.02%
Enbridge Inc 0.19%
Eog Resources Inc 0.01%
Exxon Mobil Corp 0.04%
Genesis Energy Ltd 0.04%
Genesis Energy Ltd - 11/05/2021 0.04%
Genesis Energy Ltd - 18/03/2022 0.04%
Genesis Energy Ltd - 19/04/2021 0.04%
Genesis Energy Ltd - 30/06/2021 0.05%
Gibson Energy Inc 0.07%
Hong Kong & China Gas Co Ltd 0.02%
Itochu Corp 0.01%
Kinder Morgan Inc 0.05%
Mitsubishi Corp 0.02%
Neste Oyj 0.01%
Oil Search Ltd 0.02%
Origin Energy Ltd 0.02%
Pembina Pipeline Corp 0.06%
Plains Gp Holdings Lp 0.05%
Public Service Enterprise Group Inc 0.05%
Reliance Industries Energy 6,373.86 16.44% 0.02%
Repsol SA 0.01%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC-A Shs-Lon 0.01%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC-B Shs 0.02%
Santos Ltd 0.02%
Snam Spa 0.02%
South32 Ltd 0.06%
Suncor Energy Inc 0.01%
Targa Resources Corp 0.01%
Tc Energy Corp 0.10%
Total Se 0.02%
Vale SA 0.01%
Vale SA-Sp Adr 0.01%
Williams Cos Inc/The 0.12%
Woodside Petroleum Ltd 0.01%

Weapons

Howmet Aerospace 0.04%
Transdigm Group Inc 0.01%

Tobacco

British American Tobacco 0.10%

Gambling

Aristocrat Leisure Ltd 0.02%
Skycity Entertainment Group Lt-Nzx 0.08%
Vici Properties Inc 0.03%

Adult Entertainment/Pornography

Alcohol

Diageo PLC 0.01%
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Se 0.03%
Metcash Ltd 0.01%
Treasury Wine Estates Ltd 0.02%

Palm Oil

GMOs

Human Rights & Environmental Violations

Archer-Daniels-Midland Co 0.01%
BHP Group Ltd 0.15%
BHP Group PLC 0.01%
Barrick Gold Corp-Tse 0.01%
Bayer AG 0.01%
Bayer AG - 06/07/2032 0.03%
Chevron Corp 0.04%
Duke Energy Corp 0.02%
Grupo Mexico Sab De Cv 0.01%
Johnson & Johnson 0.09%
Nestle SA 0.07%
Rio Tinto Ltd 0.06%
Rio Tinto PLC 0.03%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC-A Shs-Lon 0.01%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC-B Shs 0.02%
Sempra Energy 0.12%
Vale SA 0.01%
Vale SA-Sp Adr 0.01%

Animal Testing

Archer-Daniels-Midland Co 0.010%
Basf Se 0.010%
Bayer AG 0.010%
Bayer AG - 06/07/2032 0.030%
British American Tobacco 0.100%
Chevron Corp 0.040%
Clorox Co/The - 15/05/2030 0.010%
Coca-Cola Co/The 0.030%
Dow Inc 0.010%
Dupont De Nemours Inc 0.010%
Estee Lauder Cos Inc/The 0.020%
General Mills Inc 0.010%
Glaxosmithkline PLC 0.020%
Hp Inc 0.040%
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc 0.010%
Johnson & Johnson 0.090%
Kellogg Co 0.010%
Keurig Dr Pepper Inc - 15/03/2051 0.020%
Kimberly-Clark Corp 0.020%
Kraft Heinz Co/The 0.020%
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Se 0.030%
Linde PLC-Ny 0.020%
Mondelez International Inc 0.020%
Nestle SA 0.070%
Nutrien Ltd 0.010%
Pepsico Inc 0.040%
Procter & Gamble Co/The 0.090%
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC 0.020%
Reliance Industries Energy 6,373.86 16.44% 0.020%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC-A Shs-Lon 0.010%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC-B Shs 0.020%
Sherwin-Williams Co/The 0.010%
Sherwin-Williams Co/The - 15/05/2030 0.020%
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co Ltd 0.010%
Unilever PLC - Gbp 0.020%

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 8.80% 7.47%
2020 0.59% -0.25%
2019 4.26% 4.54%
2018 3.73% 2.83%
2017 4.10% 3.57%
2016 3.52% 1.45%
2015 8.10% 6.9%
2014 3.88% 3.13%
2013 6.92% 5.78%
2012 3.16% 3.02%

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 March 31st 2021.

Showing the top 10 investments for this fund:

  • New Zealand Government Bond Maturing 20 Apr 29
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AA+
    2.12%
  • New Zealand Government Bond Maturing 15 Apr 27
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AA+
    1.87%
  • Orbis Global Equity Le Fund
    Australia International Equities
    1.46%
  • Call Account (Rabobank Advance Account NZD)
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A
    1.46%
  • New Zealand Government Bond Maturing 15 May 31
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AA+
    1.4%
  • Westpac New Zealand Ltd Bond Maturing 25 Jun 21
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A
    1.13%
  • Westpac New Zealand Ltd Bond Maturing 28 May 21
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A
    1.12%
  • New Zealand Government Bond Maturing 14 Apr 33
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AA+
    1.07%
  • Westpac New Zealand Ltd Bond Maturing 11 Jun 21
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A
    1.04%
  • New Zealand Government Bond Maturing 15 Apr 37
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AA+
    1.04%

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

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

Target

Actual


Type Target Actual
Cash and Cash Equivalents 23.0% 21.52%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 25.0% 24.83%
International Fixed Interest 28.0% 23.5%
Australasian Equities 6.0% 6.11%
International Equities 14.25% 20.08%
Listed Properties 2.5% 2.63%
Unlisted Properties 0.0% 0.0%
Other 0.63% 0.56%
Commodities 0.63% 0.77%

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to Wed March 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:
    0.01%
  • Alcohol:
    0.17%
  • Animal Testing:
    1.37%
  • Fossil Fuels:
    2.20%
  • Gambling:
    0.20%
  • GMOs:
    0.01%
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
    0.83%
  • Palm Oil:
    0.02%
  • Tobacco:
    0.12%
  • Weapons:
    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 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 fund has a well-diversified portfolio that primarily invests in lower-risk income assets with a conservative allocation to growth assets. The fund aims to achieve modest to medium returns in exchange there may be small movements up and down in the value of your investments."

Value $170M NZD
Period of data report Wed March 31st 2021
Members 4,071
Fund started Mon Oct. 1st 2007
Total annual fund fees 0.99%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 0.88%
Other management and administration charges 0.11%
Total other charges 23.4
Total other charges currency NZD

Key Personnel

Timothy Pritchard

Currently: Investment Committee Member (2 years, 0 months)
Previously: General Counsel AMP Wealth Management New Zealand (2 years, 10 months)

Jeffery Darren Ruscoe

Currently: Investment Committee Member (2 years, 0 months)
Previously: Chief Client Officer AMP Wealth Management New Zealand (2 years, 0 months)

Blair Robert Vernon

Currently: Investment Committee Member (9 years, 9 months)
Previously: Chief Executive AMP Wealth Management New Zealand (2 years, 3 months)

Mark David Ennis

Currently: Investment Committee Member (0 years, 8 months)
Previously: Managing Director AdviceFirst Limited (1 years, 1 months)

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

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