Kernel S&P Kensho Electric Vehicle Innovation Fund

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Type: Aggressive fund
Past Returns: No 3 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

Arcelormittal Inc 4.18%

Weapons

Sanmina Corp 3.27%

This data is compiled by Mindful Money from the fund information and portfolios that each 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

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 Wed June 30th 2021.

Showing the top 10 investments for this fund:

  • Li Auto
    China International Equities
    4.13%
  • Nikola Corporation
    United States International Equities
    3.79%
  • Workhorse Group
    United States International Equities
    3.67%
  • Fisker Inc.
    United States International Equities
    3.63%
  • Xpeng
    China International Equities
    3.58%
  • Aspen Aerogels
    United States International Equities
    3.43%
  • Plug Power
    United States International Equities
    3.22%
  • Nio Inc.
    China International Equities
    3.08%
  • Lordstown Motors
    United States International Equities
    2.92%
  • Hyliion Holdings
    United States International Equities
    2.79%

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each fund has filed with Disclose register Wed June 30th 2021.

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

Target

Actual


Type Target Actual
Cash and Cash Equivalents 0.0% 0.03%
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% 99.97%
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 Wed June 30th 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:
    0.00%
  • Animal Testing:
    0.00%
  • Fossil Fuels:
    4.18%
  • Gambling:
    0.00%
  • GMOs:
    0.00%
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
    0.00%
  • Palm Oil:
    0.00%
  • Tobacco:
    0.00%
  • Weapons:
    3.27%

This data is compiled by Mindful Money from the fund information and portfolios that each 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 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 Kernel S&P Kensho Electric Vehicle Innovation Fund invests in U.S. Listed companies involved in the electric vehicle sector and the industries supporting it. It is designed to track the S&P Kensho Electric Vehicles Index (NZD)."

Value $3.7M NZD
Period of data report Wed June 30th 2021
Fund started Wed Feb. 17th 2021
Total annual fund fees 0.55%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 0.55%
Other management and administration charges 0.0%
Total other charges 0.0
Total other charges currency NZD

Key Personnel

Dean Anderson

Currently: Chief Executive (2 years, 9 months)
Previously: Smartshares Product Manager NZX (4 years, 4 months)

Stephen Upton

Currently: Chief Operating Officer (2 years, 0 months)
Previously: Smartshares Chief Operating Officer - NZX (3 years, 6 months)

Kerry Mcintosh

Currently: Director (2 years, 0 months)
Previously: Operating Partner Zino Ventures (current) (3 years, 4 months)

Paul Hocking

Currently: Director (2 years, 0 months)
Previously: Director Trustee Executors Limited (10 years, 9 months)

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each fund has filed with Disclose register to Wed June 30th 2021.

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