ASB Conservative Fund

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Fund type: Conservative fund

Past Returns: 4.11%

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

Annual Fees: 0.4%

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

Altagas Ltd 0.01%
Ampol Ltd 0.02%
Anglo American PLC 0.01%
Apa Group 0.02%
Cheniere Energy Inc 0.01%
Cnac Hk Finbridge Co Ltd 5.125 14/03/2028 0.01%
Coca-Cola Co 0.04%
Coca-Cola Co/The 3.45 25/03/2030 0.01%
Enbridge Inc 0.02%
Energy Transfer Operating Lp 6.25 15/04/2049 0.01%
Energy Transfer Partners Lp 4.95 15/06/2028 0.01%
Engie 0.01%
Genesis Energy Ltd 0.09%
Itochu Corp 0.01%
Keyera Corp 0.01%
Kinder Morgan Inc 0.02%
Lyondellbasell Indu-Cl A 0.01%
Marathon Petroleum Corp 0.02%
Mitsubishi Corp 0.01%
Mplx Lp 4.125 01/03/2027 0.01%
Neste Oyj 0.01%
Oneok Inc 0.01%
Origin Energy Ltd 0.01%
Parkland Corporation 0.01%
Pembina Pipeline Corp 0.01%
Phillips 66 0.01%
Public Service Enterprise Group 0.01%
Snam Spa 0.01%
South32 Ltd 0.03%
Sumitomo Corp 0.01%
Tc Energy Corporation 0.02%
Vale SA 0.01%
Viva Energy Group Ltd 0.02%
Vopak 0.01%
Williams Cos Inc 0.02%

Weapons

Amphenol Corp-Cl A 0.01%
Heico Corp 0.02%
Larsen & Toubro Ltd 0.02%
Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC 0.01%
Singapore Tech Engineering 0.01%
Transdigm Group Inc 0.02%

Tobacco

Alimentation Couche-Tard -B 0.01%
Seven & I Holdings Co Ltd 0.01%

Gambling

Aristocrat Leisure Ltd 0.05%
Flutter Entertainment PLC 0.01%
Skycity Entertainment Group 0.13%
Tabcorp Holdings Ltd 0.02%
The Star Entertainment Group Ltd 0.01%

Alcohol

Anheuser-Busch Cos Llc / Anheuser-Busch 4.7 01/02/2036 0.01%
Anheuser-Busch Cos Llc / Anheuser-Busch 4.9 01/02/2046 0.01%
Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA/Nv 0.01%
Anheuser-Busch Inbev Worldwide Inc 5.8 23/01/2059 0.01%
Asahi Group Holdings Ltd 0.01%
Brown-Forman Corp-Class B 0.01%
Carlsberg As-B 0.01%
Constellation Brands Inc-A 0.01%
Diageo PLC 0.03%
Endeavour Group Ltd/Australia 0.01%
Heineken Nv 0.01%
Kirin Holdings Co Ltd 0.01%
Kweichow Moutai Co Ltd 0.01%
LVMH Moet Hennessy Vuitton ( Se ) 0.03%
Metcash Ltd 0.01%
Pernod-Ricard SA 0.02%
Treasury Wine Estates Ltd 0.01%

GMOs

Corteva Inc 0.01%

Human Rights & Environmental Violations

Barrick Gold Corp 0.01%
Bayer AG-Reg 0.01%
Duke Energy Corp 0.01%
Energy Transfer Operating Lp 6.25 15/04/2049 0.01%
Energy Transfer Partners Lp 4.95 15/06/2028 0.01%
Freeport-Mcmoran Inc 0.01%
Johnson & Johnson 0.08%
Motorola Solutions Inc 0.01%
Nestle SA-Reg 0.06%
Rio Tinto Ltd 0.07%
Rio Tinto PLC 0.02%
Vale SA 0.01%

Animal Testing

Air Liquide-Prime Fidelite Regd 0.01%
Archer-Daniels-Midland Co 0.01%
Asahi Group Holdings Ltd 0.01%
Basf Se 0.01%
Bayer AG-Reg 0.01%
Cnac Hk Finbridge Co Ltd 5.125 14/03/2028 0.01%
Coca-Cola Co 0.04%
Coca-Cola Co/The 3.45 25/03/2030 0.01%
Corteva Inc 0.01%
Dow Inc 0.01%
Dowdupont Inc 0.01%
Ecolab Inc 0.01%
Essity Aktiebo-B 0.01%
Estee Lauder Companies-Cl A 0.01%
Fujifilm Holdings Corp 0.01%
General Mills Inc 0.01%
Givaudan-Reg 0.01%
Glaxosmithkline PLC 0.02%
Groupe Danone 0.01%
Hermes International 0.01%
Intl Flavors & Fragrances 0.01%
Johnson & Johnson 0.08%
Kao Corp 0.01%
Kellogg Co 3.25 01/04/2026 0.01%
Kerry Group PLC-A 0.01%
Kimberly-Clark Corp 0.01%
Kirin Holdings Co Ltd 0.01%
Koninklijke Dsm Nv 0.01%
L'Oreal 0.02%
LVMH Moet Hennessy Vuitton ( Se ) 0.03%
Linde PLC 0.03%
Lyondellbasell Indu-Cl A 0.01%
Mondelez International - W/I 0.01%
Nestle SA-Reg 0.06%
Nutrien Ltd 0.01%
PPG Industries Inc 0.01%
Pepsico Inc 0.04%
Procter & Gamble Co 0.06%
Reckitt Benckiser 0.01%
Seven & I Holdings Co Ltd 0.01%
Sherwin-Williams Co 0.01%
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co Ltd 0.01%
Unilever Capital Corp 3.5 22/03/2028 0.01%
Unilever PLC 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 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 8.73% 6.51%
2020 1.42% 0.98%
2019 4.58% 4.84%
2018 3.58% 3.58%
2017 4.10% 3.96%
2016 3.52% 3.46%
2015 8.10% 7.14%
2014 3.88% 3.33%
2013 6.92% 5.46%
2012 3.16% 2.95%

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 Money Market Deposit Account NZD
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A-1+
    5.75%
  • Certificate Of Deposit Rcd ASB Bank 22/02/2022
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A-1+
    2.94%
  • Certificate Of Deposit Rcd ASB Bank 28/02/2022
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A-1+
    2.34%
  • ASB Bank Account NZD
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A-1+
    2.21%
  • New Zealand Government 5.5 15/04/2023
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AAA
    2.05%
  • New Zealand Government 0.5 15/05/2024
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AAA
    1.91%
  • New Zealand Government 2.75 15/04/2025
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AAA
    1.66%
  • New Zealand Government 3 20/04/2029
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AAA
    1.63%
  • New Zealand Government 1.5 15/05/2031
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AAA
    1.42%
  • New Zealand Government 4.5 15/04/2027
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AAA
    1.37%

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 15.0% 13.67%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 28.5% 30.41%
International Fixed Interest 36.5% 33.58%
Australasian Equities 7.5% 10.19%
International Equities 12.5% 12.15%
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:
    0.22%
  • Animal Testing:
    0.75%
  • Fossil Fuels:
    0.56%
  • Gambling:
    0.22%
  • GMOs:
    0.01%
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
    0.31%
  • Palm Oil:
    0.00%
  • Tobacco:
    0.02%
  • Weapons:
    0.09%

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

"To provide modest total returns allowing for modest movements of value up and down. The number of years with negative returns are generally expected to be higher than the NZ Cash Fund but lower than the Moderate Fund in the ASB KiwiSaver Scheme. We manage asset allocation and currency hedging over the medium to long term relative to the target investment mix. We focus on cost effective management. The Conservative Fund invests in income and growth assets with a target investment mix of 80% income assets and 20% growth assets."

Value $3.5B NZD
Period of data report Fri Dec. 31st 2021
Members 159,039
Fund started Tue Oct. 2nd 2007
Total annual fund fees 0.4%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 0.4%
Other management and administration charges 0.0%
Total other charges 30.0
Total other charges currency NZD

Key Personnel

Nigel Annett

Currently: Investment Committee member (7 years, 9 months)
Previously: Executive GM Corporate Banking ASB Bank (current position) (3 years, 2 months)

Adam Boyd

Currently: Investment Committee member (5 years, 7 months)
Previously: Executive GM Private Banking Wealth & Insurance ASB Bank (current position) (5 years, 7 months)

Graeme Edwards

Currently: Investment Committee Chairman (2 years, 2 months)
Previously: Investment Committee member (10 years, 0 months)

Stephen Moir

Currently: Investment Committee member (0 years, 11 months)
Previously: Director Board of The Guardians of the NZ Superfund (previous position) (10 years, 11 months)

John Smith

Currently: Investment Committee member (10 years, 7 months)
Previously: Head of Asset Management ASB Bank (current position) (9 years, 7 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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