Smartshares Europe Equities ESG ETF

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Fund type: Aggressive fund

Past Returns: No three year data yet

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

Annual Fees: 0.55%

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

Shell PLC 2.62%
Totalenergies 1.73%
BP PLC 1.35%
Iberdrola SA 0.77%
Anglo American PLC 0.51%
National Grid PLC 0.50%
Enel 0.47%
Equinor 0.45%
Eni 0.42%
Engie SA 0.30%
Repsol SA 0.26%
Neste 0.23%
Arcelormittal SA 0.15%
Aker BP 0.13%
Snam 0.12%
OMV AG 0.09%
Eqt 0.08%
Fortum 0.08%
Endesa SA 0.07%
Galp Energia Sgps SA 0.07%
Bollore 0.06%
Naturgy Energy SA 0.06%
Oci Nv 0.05%
Enagas SA 0.01%

Weapons

Mtu Aero Engines Holding AG 0.12%
Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC 0.10%
Rheinmetall AG 0.09%
Melrose Industries PLC 0.08%
Kongsberg Gruppen 0.04%

Gambling

Flutter Entertainment PLC 0.28%
Entain PLC 0.11%
La Francaise Des Jeux SA 0.05%

Alcohol

Diageo PLC 1.19%
Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA 0.56%
Pernod Ricard SA 0.46%
Heineken Nv 0.27%
Carlsberg As Cl B 0.14%
Heineken Holding Nv 0.09%
Davide Campari Milano Nv 0.06%
Remy Cointreau SA 0.04%

Human Rights & Environmental Violations

Nestle SA 3.83%
Shell PLC 2.62%
Rio Tinto PLC 0.77%
Bayer AG 0.66%
Credit Suisse Group AG 0.14%

Animal Testing

Nestle SA 3.83%
Shell PLC 2.62%
LVMH 2.23%
Unilever PLC 1.45%
Loreal SA 0.95%
Lair Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour 0.85%
Bayer AG 0.66%
Hermes International 0.53%
Kering SA 0.44%
Eni 0.42%
Danone SA 0.40%
Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize Nv 0.37%
Givaudan SA 0.35%
Koninkilijke Dsm Nv 0.25%
Rentokil Initial PLC 0.19%
Sgs SA 0.18%
Kerry Group PLC 0.17%
Essity Class B 0.16%
Symrise AG 0.16%
Akzo Nobel Nv 0.14%
Henkel & Kgaa Pref AG 0.14%
Croda International PLC 0.13%
Novozymes B 0.13%
Beiersdorf AG 0.12%
Burberry Group PLC 0.11%
Moncler 0.11%
The Swatch Group AG 0.11%
Groupe Bruxelles Lambert Nv 0.10%
Yara International 0.10%
Umicore SA 0.09%
Barry Callebaut AG 0.08%
Covestro AG 0.08%
Intertek Group PLC 0.08%
Mowi 0.08%
Solvay SA 0.08%
Associated British Foods PLC 0.07%
Chr Hansen Holding 0.07%
Dcc PLC 0.07%
Henkel AG 0.07%
Arkema SA 0.06%
Ems-Chemie Holding AG 0.06%
Orkla 0.06%
Evonik Industries AG 0.05%
Johnson Matthey PLC 0.05%
Clariant AG 0.04%
Wendel 0.02%

This data is compiled by Mindful Money from the fund information and portfolios that each fund has filed with the Disclose register to Fri Sept. 30th 2022 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.

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
2022 3.19% 1.73%
2021 36.07% 23.15%

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 Fri Sept. 30th 2022.

Showing the top 10 investments for this fund:

  • Ishares Msci Europe ESG Screened Ucits ETF
    Ireland International Equities
    99.97%
  • ANZ NZD Current Account
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents AA-
    0.34%

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each fund has filed with Disclose register Fri Sept. 30th 2022.

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

Target

Actual


Type Target Actual
Cash and Cash Equivalents 0.0% 1.9798%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 0.0% 0.0%
International Fixed Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Australasian Equities 0.0% 0.0%
International Equities 100.0% 98.0202%
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 fund has filed with Disclose register to Fri Sept. 30th 2022.

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).

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 the fund’s exclusion policy and thresholds may be different from the definitions applied by Mindful Money.

  • Issue of concern
    Does this fund say it excludes this?
    Actual holdings
  • Adult Entertainment/Pornography:
    0.00%
  • Alcohol:
    2.81%
  • Animal Testing:
    18.50%
  • Fossil Fuels:
    10.58%
  • Gambling:
    0.44%
  • GMOs:
    0.00%
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
    8.02%
  • Palm Oil:
    0.00%
  • Tobacco:
    0.00%
  • Weapons:
    0.43%

This data is compiled by Mindful Money from the fund information and portfolios that each fund has filed with the Disclose register to Fri Sept. 30th 2022 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 many 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 European shares and is designed to track the return (before tax, fees and other expenses) of the MSCI Europe ESG Screened Index."

Value $33M NZD
Period of data report Fri Sept. 30th 2022
Fund started Thu June 6th 2019
Total annual fund fees 0.55%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 0.54%
Other management and administration charges 0.01%
Total other charges 0.0
Total other charges currency NZD

Key Personnel

Guy Roulston Elliffe

Currently: Director (6 years, 10 months)
Previously: Corporate Governance Manager - ACC (current position) (7 years, 5 months)

Stuart Kenneth Reginald Millar

Currently: Chief Investment Officer - Smartshares (3 years, 4 months)
Previously: Head of Portfolio Management - ANZ Investments (6 years, 4 months)

Hugh Duncan Stevens

Currently: Chief Executive Officer - Smartshares (4 years, 7 months)
Previously: Chief Operating Officer - Implemented Investment Solutions Ltd (2 years, 6 months)

Alister John Williams

Currently: Director (6 years, 10 months)
Previously: Investment Manager - Trust Management (5 years, 4 months)

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each fund has filed with Disclose register to Fri Sept. 30th 2022.

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