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.

Key:

  • Adult Entertainment/Pornography
  • Alcohol
  • Animal Cruelty
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Gambling
  • GMOs
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations
  • Palm Oil
  • Tobacco
  • Weapons

Companies of concern

    • Contact Energy Ltd 6.57%
    • Genesis Energy Ltd 0.85%
    • Channel Infrastructure NZ Limited 0.42%
    • Sky City Entertainment Group 2.13%
    • Delegat Group Ltd 0.38%
    • Foley Wines Ltd 0.33%

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. 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.

About this fund

The underlying investment exposure is typically comprised of a broad range of shares and other equity securities listed on the NZX. This may include derivative instruments which may be used to obtain or reduce exposure to securities and to hedge any Australian dollar exposure. Investment in Australian shares will generally be in those companies which have a listing on the NZX.

Value $180M NZD
Period of data report 31st Dec. 2022
Fund started 14th Feb. 2013
Total annual fund fees 1.09%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 1.02%
Other management and administration charges 0.07%
Total other charges 0.0
Total other charges currency NZD

Symon Parish

Currently: Chief Investment Officer, Australasia, Russell Investments (22 years, 9 months)
Previously: Portfolio Manager, Russell Investments (London) (4 years, 9 months)

Andrew Zenonos

Currently: Portfolio Manager, Russell Investments (4 years, 4 months)
Previously: Associate Portfolio Manager, Equity (5 years, 11 months)

Andrew Bascand

Currently: Managing Director, Harbour Asset Management (12 years, 11 months)
Previously: Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager, AllianceBernstein (NZ) (10 years, 1 months)

Mark Brown

Currently: Chief Investment Officer, Devon Funds Management Limited (5 years, 5 months)
Previously: Australasian Head of Equities, ANZ New Zealand Investments (3 years, 7 months)

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each fund has filed with Disclose register to 31st Dec. 2022.

Investment Exclusions

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 0.71%
Animal Cruelty 0.00%
Fossil Fuels 7.83%
Gambling 2.13%
GMOs 0.00%
Human Rights & Environmental Violations 0.00%
Palm Oil 0.00%
Tobacco 0.00%
Weapons 0.00%

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. 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.

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
2022 3.19% -2.79%
2021 36.07% 29.17%
2020 -7.33% -1.94%
2019 10.16% 17.65%
2018 7.53% 12.49%
2017 9.49% 6.52%
2016 4.71% 18.05%
2015 14.67% 10.3%
2014 10.13% 17.73%

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. 2022.

Top 10 Investments

  • Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    9.99%
  • Spark New Zealand Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    8.24%
  • Auckland International Airport Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    7.4%
  • Ebos Group Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    7.21%
  • Contact Energy Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    6.76%
  • Mainfreight Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    6.1%
  • Infratil Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    5.91%
  • Cash At Bank
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents
    5.67%
  • Meridian Energy Limited
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    5.33%
  • Fletcher Building Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    3.17%
Type Target Actual
Cash and Cash Equivalents 0.0% 5.6%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 0.0% 0.0%
International Fixed Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Australasian Equities 100.0% 94.4%
International Equities 0.0% 0.0%
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. 2022.