Milford KiwiSaver Active Growth Fund

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Type: Growth fund
Past Returns: 12.47%

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

Annual Fees: 2.0%

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

Apa Group 0.03%
BHP Group Ltd 1.20%
Dominion Energy Inc 0.03%
Santos Ltd 1.27%
Senex Energy Ltd 0.03%
Woodside Petroleum Ltd 0.09%

Weapons

Amphenol Corp-Cl A 0.35%
Safran SA 0.07%
Transdigm Group Inc 0.33%

Gambling

Aristocrat Leisure Ltd 0.23%
Crown Resorts Ltd Frn 04/23/2075 0.49%

Alcohol

Delegat Group Ltd 1.05%
Foley Wines Ltd 0.17%
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vui 0.34%

Human Rights & Environmental Violations

BHP Group Ltd 1.20%
Rio Tinto Ltd 0.26%
Rio Tinto PLC-Spon Adr 0.97%

Animal Testing

Estee Lauder Cos Inc/The 0.270%
L'Oreal SA 0.080%
L'Oreal SA - Pf 0.150%
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vui 0.340%
Nufarm Ltd 0.090%

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 28.03% 33.49%
2020 -3.79% -2.76%
2019 7.09% 6.67%
2018 8.01% 12.36%
2017 9.24% 8.51%
2016 3.62% 7.56%
2015 13.73% 10.81%
2014 8.43% 19.16%
2013 12.00% 25.66%
2012 -1.50% 6.86%

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:

  • NZD Cash Current Account (Nab Bank)
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents AA-
    4.79%
  • Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    3.97%
  • Spark New Zealand Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    3.31%
  • Virgin Money UK PLC
    United Kingdom Australasian Equities
    2.75%
  • Summerset Group Holdings Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    2.38%
  • Alphabet Inc - Class C
    United States International Equities
    2.24%
  • Microsoft Corporation
    United States International Equities
    2.24%
  • Dr Horton Inc
    United States International Equities
    1.97%
  • Hca Holdings Inc
    United States International Equities
    1.92%
  • Contact Energy Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    1.91%

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 6.0% 9.69%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 2.0% 0.72%
International Fixed Interest 14.0% 7.37%
Australasian Equities 40.0% 37.28%
International Equities 38.0% 39.41%
Listed Properties 0.0% 5.53%
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 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:
    0.00%
  • Alcohol:
    1.56%
  • Animal Testing:
    0.93%
  • Fossil Fuels:
    2.65%
  • Gambling:
    0.72%
  • GMOs:
    0.00%
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
    2.43%
  • Palm Oil:
    0.00%
  • Tobacco:
    0.00%
  • Weapons:
    0.75%

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’s objective is to provide annual returns of 10% after the base fund fee but before tax and before the performance fee over the minimum recommended investment timeframe of five years. It is a diversified fund that primarily invests in equities with a moderate allocation to fixed interest securities."

Value $2.2B NZD
Period of data report Wed March 31st 2021
Members 33,518
Fund started Thu April 1st 2010
Total annual fund fees 2.0%
Total performance based fees 0.95%
Manager's basic fee 1.04%
Other management and administration charges 0.01%
Total other charges 30.0
Total other charges currency NZD

Key Personnel

Jonathan Windust

Currently: Portfolio Manager (13 years, 0 months)
Previously: Investment Director at Gartmore Investment Management United Kingdom (7 years, 0 months)

William Curtayne

Currently: Portfolio Manager (7 years, 6 months)
Previously: Senior Analyst at Milford Asset Management New Zealand (2 years, 8 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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