Issues of concern

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


  • Human Rights Violations
  • Environmental Harm
  • Animal Cruelty
  • Weapons
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Social Harm

Companies of concern

This data is compiled by Mindful Money from the fund information and portfolios that each fund has filed with the Disclose register to 30th Sept. 2023 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.

The listing of companies of concern is based on definitions used in Mindful Money's methodology. These definitions may be different from the exclusions policy and definitions applied by the fund provider.

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.

About this fund

The Fund invests directly in companies involved in the water industry globally that satisfy Pathfinder’s ethical investment criteria. The Fund targets a portfolio of 50 to 100 water companies.

Pathfinder is a boutique fund manager based in Auckland. We started investing ethically in 2010, and now manage 9 funds, with our research and expertise focused on investing responsibly and ethically in global markets. We seek out companies actively making a positive difference and believe these kinds of companies also make better long-term financial investments. Investing ethically to us means making conscious choices for doing good with the money we manage. We want our investors to both do good and do well.

Value $66.4M NZD
Period of data report 31st Dec. 2023
Fund started 21st April 2010
Total annual fund fees 1.3%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 1.3%
Other management and administration charges 0.0%
Total other charges 0.0
Total other charges currency NZD

John Berry

Currently: CEO (14 years, 9 months)
Previously: Deutsche Bank - Consultant (4 years, 9 months)

Paul Brownsey

Currently: CIO (14 years, 9 months)
Previously: Deutsche Bank - Director (5 years, 0 months)

Kent Fraser

Currently: Chair of Investment Committee (7 years, 3 months)
Previously: (None years, None months)

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each fund has filed with Disclose register to 31st Dec. 2023.

Past Returns

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
2023 -5.17% 1.39%
2022 3.53% 4.05%
2021 35.55% 32.63%
2020 -7.06% -1.56%
2019 10.17% 7.39%
2018 7.53% 4.84%
2017 9.49% 9.73%
2016 4.71% 5.39%
2015 14.67% 6.78%
2014 10.13% 19.94%

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 fund has filed with Disclose register to 31st Dec. 2023.

Top 10 Investments

  • Ferguson PLC
    United Kingdom International Equities
  • Pentair Inc
    United States International Equities
  • Geberit AG-Reg
    Switzerland International Equities
  • Roper Industries Inc
    United States International Equities
  • Veolia Environment
    France International Equities
  • Cash At Bank- USD-Westpac
    United States Cash and Equivalents AA-
  • Xylem Inc
    United States International Equities
  • Cash At Bank-NZD- Westpac
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents AA-
  • Itron Inc
    United States International Equities
  • Danaher Corp
    United States International Equities
Type Target Actual
Cash and Cash Equivalents 0.0% 12.84%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 0.0% 0.0%
International Fixed Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Australasian Equities 0.0% 1.88%
International Equities 100.0% 85.28%
Listed Properties 0.0% 0.0%
Unlisted Properties 0.0% 0.0%
Other 0.0% 0.0%
Commodities 0.0% 0.0%

Investment Mix

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

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each fund has filed with Disclose register to 31st Dec. 2023.