Milford Conservative Fund

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Type: Conservative fund
Past Returns: 4.67%

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

Annual Fees: 0.95%

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 0.01%
BHP Group Ltd 0.04%
BHP Group PLC 0.16%
Dominion Energy Inc 0.01%
Santos Ltd 0.20%
Woodside Petroleum Ltd 0.01%

Weapons

Amphenol Corp-Cl A 0.14%
Safran SA 0.03%
Transdigm Group Inc 0.13%

Gambling

Aristocrat Leisure Ltd 0.02%
Crown Resorts Ltd Frn 04/23/2075 0.09%

Alcohol

Delegat Group Ltd 0.02%
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vui 0.14%

Human Rights & Environmental Violations

BHP Group Ltd 0.04%
BHP Group PLC 0.16%
Rio Tinto Ltd 0.03%
Rio Tinto PLC-Spon Adr 0.06%

Animal Testing

Estee Lauder Cos Inc/The 0.110%
L'Oreal SA 0.030%
L'Oreal SA - Pf 0.060%
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vui 0.140%

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
2021 8.21% 8.59%
2020 -0.29% 0.93%
2019 4.31% 4.5%
2018 3.09% 4.63%
2017 3.28% 5.52%

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 March 31st 2021.

Showing the top 10 investments for this fund:

  • NZD Cash Current Account (Nab Bank)
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents AA-
    4.97%
  • NZ Local Government Funding 1.5% 15/04/2026
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AAA
    2.09%
  • Housing New Zealand 3.36% 12/06/2025
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AAA
    1.0%
  • NZ Local Government Funding 1.5% 20/04/2029
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AAA
    0.96%
  • USD Cash Current Account (Citibank)
    United States Cash and Equivalents A+
    0.9%
  • NZ Local Government Funding 3.5% 14/04/2033
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AAA
    0.87%
  • Transpower 1.735% 04/09/2025
    New Zealand NZ Fixed Interest AA
    0.82%
  • ANZ Bank Float 29/08/2024
    Australia Int Fixed Interest AA-
    0.81%
  • Macquarie Group Float 09/12/2025
    Australia Int Fixed Interest A+
    0.8%
  • Scentre Group 5.125% 24/09/2080
    Australia Int Fixed Interest BBB+
    0.79%

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each 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 7.0% 9.28%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 25.0% 21.5%
International Fixed Interest 50.0% 51.62%
Australasian Equities 4.0% 6.69%
International Equities 9.0% 8.23%
Listed Properties 5.0% 2.68%
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 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:
    0.16%
  • Animal Testing:
    0.34%
  • Fossil Fuels:
    0.43%
  • Gambling:
    0.11%
  • GMOs:
    0.00%
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
    0.29%
  • Palm Oil:
    0.00%
  • Tobacco:
    0.00%
  • Weapons:
    0.30%

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

Value $550M NZD
Period of data report Wed March 31st 2021
Fund started Tue Sept. 1st 2015
Total annual fund fees 0.95%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 0.94%
Other management and administration charges 0.01%
Total other charges 0.0
Total other charges currency NZD

Key Personnel

Paul Morris

Currently: Portfolio Manager (5 years, 2 months)
Previously: Head of Portfolio Strategy and Fixed Income at Macquarie Private Wealth New Zealand (4 years, 6 months)

Mark Riggall

Currently: Portfolio Manager Senior Dealer (6 years, 3 months)
Previously: Executive Director of Equity Derivatives Trading at Morgan Stanley United Kingdom and Hong Kong (11 years, 0 months)

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each fund has filed with Disclose register to Wed March 31st 2021.

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