Mercer High Growth Fund

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Type: Aggressive fund
Past Returns: 3.23%

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

Annual Fees: 0.93%

Annual fees, including any membership and % management 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

Rubis Eur1.25 0.20%
BHP Group Plc 0.12%
Snam Spa 0.10%
Total Sa 0.08%
Engie Aug5 0.08%
Clp Holdings Limited Hkd 0.07%
BHP Group Limited Ordinary Fully Paid 0.06%
Enbridge Inc 0.06%
Xcel Energy Inc 0.06%
Koninklijke Vopak Nv 0.06%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc-B Shs 0.05%
Kirby Corp 0.05%
Lyondellbasell Industries 0.04%
Eog Resources Inc 0.04%
China Petroleum & Chemical 0.04%
Anglo American Plc 0.04%
Suez 0.04%
Firstenergy Corp USD 0.04%
Phillips 66 Com Usd0.01 0.04%
Wec Energy Group Inc 0.04%
Gazprom Pjsc Spon Adr 0.03%
Enterprise Products Partners Lp 0.03%
Valero Energy Corp 0.03%
Petrochina Co Ltd H 0.03%
Exxon Mobil Corporation 0.03%
Teekay Lng Partners Lp 0.03%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc - A Shares 0.03%
Nextera Energy Partners Lp 0.03%
Oao Gazprom Spon Adr Reg S 0.03%
Atco Ltd 0.03%
Novatek Pjsc 0.03%
Omv Ag 0.03%
Cnooc Ltd 0.02%
Hokkaido Electric Power Co 0.02%
Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras Sa 0.02%
Dte Energy Co USD 0.02%
Repsol Sa 0.02%
Energy Transfer Eq Com Units Rep Ltd Ptn 0.02%
Shikoku Electric Power Company Incorpora 0.02%
Chevron Corp 0.02%
Sm Energy Company 0.02%
Apa Group 0.02%
Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd 0.02%
Eni Spa 0.02%
Ptt Public Company Thb10 0.02%
Tenaga Nasional Berhad 0.01%
Wpx Energy Inc Com 0.01%
Canadian Utilities Ltd A 0.01%
Kunlun Energy Company Limited 0.01%
Marathon Petrol Com 0.01%
Tatneft Pjsc Ads 0.01%
Woodside Petroleum Ltd 0.01%
Equinor Asa 0.01%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc-A Shs 0.01%
Gs Holdings Corp 0.01%
Engie Brasil Energia Sa 0.01%
Enagas 0.01%
Geopark Ltd 0.01%
Golar Lng Partners Lp Units 0.01%
Anglo American Platinum Limited 0.01%
Inpex Corporation 0.01%
Nextera Energy Inc 0.14%
Dominion Energy Inc Com 0.11%
American Electric Power Company, Inc. 0.09%
Xcel Energy Inc. 0.06%
Emera Inc 0.05%

Weapons

Raytheon Company 0.10%
Axon Enterprise I Com USD 0.00001 0.04%
Caci International Inc - Class A 0.02%
Rheinmetall Ag 0.01%

Gambling

Skycity Entertainment Group Limited 0.18%
Churchill Downs Incorporated 0.02%
Sands China Limited 0.02%
Evolution Gaming Group Ab 0.02%
Playtech Ord Npv 0.01%

Alcohol

Pernod-Ricard Sa 0.12%
Diageo Ord 28 101/108P 0.10%
Carlsberg As - B 0.08%
Want Want China Holdings Ltd 0.03%
Constellation Brands Inc-A 0.02%
Metcash Limited 0.02%
Tsingtao Brewery Company Limited 0.02%
Brown Forman Corp 0.02%
Ambev Sa Com Npv 0.02%

Palm Oil

GMOs

Novartis Ag - Chf0.50 (Regd) 0.61%
Bayer Ag 0.03%
Novartis Adr Sponsored 0.03%
Basf Se 0.02%
Novozymes A/S Ser`B`Dkk2 0.02%

Human Rights & Environmental Violations

Johnson & Johnson Com US$1 0.35%
Nestle Sa 0.16%
Rio Tinto Limited 0.15%
BHP Group Plc 0.12%
Rio Tinto Plc Ord 10P Gbp 0.10%
BHP Group Limited Ordinary Fully Paid 0.06%
Sempra Energy USD 0.05%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc-B Shs 0.05%
Vale Sa 0.05%
Petrochina Co Ltd H 0.03%
Rio Tinto Plc 0.03%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc - A Shares 0.03%
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Incorporated 0.03%
Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras Sa 0.02%
Centerra Gold Inc 0.02%
Chevron Corp 0.02%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc-A Shs 0.01%
Jbs Sa 0.01%

Animal Testing

Johnson & Johnson Com US$1 0.350%
Coca Cola Co USD 0.200%
Procter & Gamble Company 0.190%
Nestle Sa 0.160%
Pepsico Inc Cap US$0.01 2/3 0.160%
Glaxosmithkline Plc 0.100%
Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc 0.100%
Colgate Palmolive Usd1 0.070%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc-B Shs 0.050%
Unilever Plc 0.050%
Walgreens Boots Al Com Usd0.01 0.040%
Kimberly Clark Corp Com Usd1.25 0.040%
Unilever Nv 0.040%
Usana Helath Sciences Inc 0.040%
Albermarle Corp 0.030%
Unilever Nv Eur0.16 0.030%
Clorox Co Del 0.030%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc - A Shares 0.030%
Bayer Ag 0.030%
L'Oreal 0.030%
Orica Limited 0.020%
Kimberly Clark De Mexico A 0.020%
Basf Se 0.020%
Henkel Ag & Co Kgaa 0.020%
Mitsui Chemicals Inc 0.020%
Chevron Corp 0.020%
Novozymes A/S Ser`B`Dkk2 0.020%
Henkel Ag & Co Kgaa Non Vtg Pref 0.020%
Kikkoman Corporation Jpy 0.020%
Victrex Plc 0.020%
Nu Skin Enterprises Inc - Class A 0.020%
Ppg Industries Inc 0.010%
Coca-Cola Femsa S.Units 0.010%
Church & Dwight Co 0.010%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc-A Shs 0.010%

This data is compiled by Mindful Money from the fund information and portfolios that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with the Disclose register to Tue June 30th 2020 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 and research organisations.

A summary of this fund and its details.

Number FND17
Name Mercer High Growth Fund
Risk profile Aggressive fund
Description Invests almost entirely in growth assets such as shares, real assets and alternative assets, with only a small amount invested in cash and fixed interest. May be suitable for investors wanting to invest predominately in growth assets, who want higher long-term returns and are comfortable with high volatility in returns.
Value $200M NZD
Members 7,343
Market index description The composite index return is the strategic asset allocation weighted benchmark index return, where the benchmark indices are defined in the Statement of Investment Policy and Objectives. Additional information about the composite index is available on the offer register.
Period of data report Tue June 30th 2020
Fund started Mon Oct. 1st 2007
Three-year average return 3.23%
Market index past year return 1.94%
Past year return net of charges and tax 1.2%
Past year return net of charges gross of tax 1.65%
Market index return since fund started 10.07%
Return since fund started net 8.09%
Total annual fund fees 0.93%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 0.82%
Administration charges 0.11%
Total other charges 28.5
Total other charges currency NZD

Key Personnel

  • Kristen Kohere-Soutar

    Currently: Chair - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (0 years, 7 months)
    Previously: Director - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (current) (2 years, 10 months)

  • Kristen Kohere-Soutar

    Currently: Chair - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (0 years, 7 months)
    Previously: Director - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (current) (2 years, 10 months)

  • Kristen Kohere-Soutar

    Currently: Chair - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (0 years, 7 months)
    Previously: Director - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (current) (2 years, 10 months)

  • Kristen Kohere-Soutar

    Currently: Chair - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (0 years, 7 months)
    Previously: Director - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (current) (2 years, 10 months)

  • Kristen Kohere-Soutar

    Currently: Chair - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (0 years, 7 months)
    Previously: Director - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (current) (2 years, 10 months)

  • Kristen Kohere-Soutar

    Currently: Chair - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (0 years, 7 months)
    Previously: Director - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (current) (2 years, 10 months)

  • Kristen Kohere-Soutar

    Currently: Chair - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (0 years, 7 months)
    Previously: Director - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (current) (2 years, 10 months)

  • Kylie Willment

    Currently: Chief Investment Officer, Pacific, Mercer Australia (Pty) Ltd (2 years, 8 months)
    Previously: Senior Manager, Investment & Client Strategy - TCorp (NSW Treasury Corporation) (17 years, 0 months)

  • Kylie Willment

    Currently: Chief Investment Officer, Pacific, Mercer Australia (Pty) Ltd (2 years, 8 months)
    Previously: Senior Manager, Investment & Client Strategy - TCorp (NSW Treasury Corporation) (17 years, 0 months)

  • Kylie Willment

    Currently: Chief Investment Officer, Pacific, Mercer Australia (Pty) Ltd (2 years, 8 months)
    Previously: Senior Manager, Investment & Client Strategy - TCorp (NSW Treasury Corporation) (17 years, 0 months)

  • Kylie Willment

    Currently: Chief Investment Officer, Pacific, Mercer Australia (Pty) Ltd (2 years, 8 months)
    Previously: Senior Manager, Investment & Client Strategy - TCorp (NSW Treasury Corporation) (17 years, 0 months)

  • Kylie Willment

    Currently: Chief Investment Officer, Pacific, Mercer Australia (Pty) Ltd (2 years, 8 months)
    Previously: Senior Manager, Investment & Client Strategy - TCorp (NSW Treasury Corporation) (17 years, 0 months)

  • Kylie Willment

    Currently: Chief Investment Officer, Pacific, Mercer Australia (Pty) Ltd (2 years, 8 months)
    Previously: Senior Manager, Investment & Client Strategy - TCorp (NSW Treasury Corporation) (17 years, 0 months)

  • Kylie Willment

    Currently: Chief Investment Officer, Pacific, Mercer Australia (Pty) Ltd (2 years, 8 months)
    Previously: Senior Manager, Investment & Client Strategy - TCorp (NSW Treasury Corporation) (17 years, 0 months)

  • Martin Lewington

    Currently: CEO - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (11 years, 4 months)
    Previously: Head of Investments - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (3 years, 8 months)

  • Martin Lewington

    Currently: CEO - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (11 years, 4 months)
    Previously: Head of Investments - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (3 years, 8 months)

  • Martin Lewington

    Currently: CEO - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (11 years, 4 months)
    Previously: Head of Investments - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (3 years, 8 months)

  • Martin Lewington

    Currently: CEO - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (11 years, 4 months)
    Previously: Head of Investments - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (3 years, 8 months)

  • Martin Lewington

    Currently: CEO - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (11 years, 4 months)
    Previously: Head of Investments - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (3 years, 8 months)

  • Martin Lewington

    Currently: CEO - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (11 years, 4 months)
    Previously: Head of Investments - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (3 years, 8 months)

  • Martin Lewington

    Currently: CEO - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (11 years, 4 months)
    Previously: Head of Investments - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (3 years, 8 months)

  • Philip Houghton-Brown

    Currently: Chief Investment Officer - New Zealand, Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (7 years, 11 months)
    Previously: Chief Investment Officer - OnePath (NZ) Ltd (5 years, 3 months)

  • Philip Houghton-Brown

    Currently: Chief Investment Officer - New Zealand, Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (7 years, 11 months)
    Previously: Chief Investment Officer - OnePath (NZ) Ltd (5 years, 3 months)

  • Philip Houghton-Brown

    Currently: Chief Investment Officer - New Zealand, Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (7 years, 11 months)
    Previously: Chief Investment Officer - OnePath (NZ) Ltd (5 years, 3 months)

  • Philip Houghton-Brown

    Currently: Chief Investment Officer - New Zealand, Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (7 years, 11 months)
    Previously: Chief Investment Officer - OnePath (NZ) Ltd (5 years, 3 months)

  • Philip Houghton-Brown

    Currently: Chief Investment Officer - New Zealand, Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (7 years, 11 months)
    Previously: Chief Investment Officer - OnePath (NZ) Ltd (5 years, 3 months)

  • Philip Houghton-Brown

    Currently: Chief Investment Officer - New Zealand, Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (7 years, 11 months)
    Previously: Chief Investment Officer - OnePath (NZ) Ltd (5 years, 3 months)

  • Philip Houghton-Brown

    Currently: Chief Investment Officer - New Zealand, Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd (7 years, 11 months)
    Previously: Chief Investment Officer - OnePath (NZ) Ltd (5 years, 3 months)

  • Ronan Mccabe

    Currently: Head of Portfolio Management, Delegated Solutions Pacific, Mercer Australia (Pty) Ltd (1 years, 3 months)
    Previously: Senior Investment Manager - Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) (3 years, 7 months)

  • Ronan Mccabe

    Currently: Head of Portfolio Management, Delegated Solutions Pacific, Mercer Australia (Pty) Ltd (1 years, 3 months)
    Previously: Senior Investment Manager - Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) (3 years, 7 months)

  • Ronan Mccabe

    Currently: Head of Portfolio Management, Delegated Solutions Pacific, Mercer Australia (Pty) Ltd (1 years, 3 months)
    Previously: Senior Investment Manager - Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) (3 years, 7 months)

  • Ronan Mccabe

    Currently: Head of Portfolio Management, Delegated Solutions Pacific, Mercer Australia (Pty) Ltd (1 years, 3 months)
    Previously: Senior Investment Manager - Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) (3 years, 7 months)

  • Ronan Mccabe

    Currently: Head of Portfolio Management, Delegated Solutions Pacific, Mercer Australia (Pty) Ltd (1 years, 3 months)
    Previously: Senior Investment Manager - Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) (3 years, 7 months)

  • Ronan Mccabe

    Currently: Head of Portfolio Management, Delegated Solutions Pacific, Mercer Australia (Pty) Ltd (1 years, 3 months)
    Previously: Senior Investment Manager - Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) (3 years, 7 months)

  • Ronan Mccabe

    Currently: Head of Portfolio Management, Delegated Solutions Pacific, Mercer Australia (Pty) Ltd (1 years, 3 months)
    Previously: Senior Investment Manager - Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) (3 years, 7 months)

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to Tue June 30th 2020.

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
2020 -7.41% -6.22%
2019 10.11% 6.36%
2018 6.68% 9.55%
2017 11.18% 11.11%
2016 4.51% 3.91%
2015 15.30% 14.06%
2014 10.31% 11.58%
2013 13.23% 9.89%
2012 -5.15% -2.98%
2011 7.61% 6.05%

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 KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to Tue June 30th 2020.

Showing the top 10 investments for this fund:

  • Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    2.78%
  • The A2 Milk Company Limited
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    2.44%
  • First State Investments Global Listed Infrastructure Fund
    New Zealand Other
    2.14%
  • BNP Paribas US Dollar Account
    United States International Equities
    1.76%
  • Microsoft Corp.
    United States International Equities
    1.16%
  • Spark New Zealand Limited
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    1.12%
  • New Forests Australia NZ Forest Investment Fund
    Australia Commodities
    1.0%
  • Kkr & Co Lp Global Infrastructure Fund
    Australia Other
    0.98%
  • BNP Paribas New Zealand Dollar Custodial Account High Growth Portfolio
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents
    0.96%
  • Ssga Passive Fx Overlay 139% (Hedged Overseas Shares Portfolio B)
    New Zealand International Equities
    0.93%

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register 30 June 2020 .

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

Target

Actual


Type Target Actual
Cash and Cash Equivalents 2.0% 2.57%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 2.0% 2.01%
International Fixed Interest 6.0% 6.48%
Australasian Equities 18.0% 16.81%
International Equities 53.0% 53.2%
Listed Properties 3.5% 3.44%
Unlisted Properties 3.5% 3.42%
Other 10.0% 10.01%
Commodities 2.0% 2.06%

This information has been sourced from the quarterly data that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to 30 June 2020 .

Does this fund have a policy to exclude any industries from its investments? The first column shows if the fund has a 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:
    0.47%
  • Animal Testing:
    2.13%
  • Fossil Fuels:
    2.83%
  • Gambling:
    0.28%
  • GMOs:
    0.72%
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
    1.33%
  • Palm Oil:
    0.01%
  • Tobacco:
    0.00%
  • Weapons:
    0.19%

This data is compiled by Mindful Money from the fund information and portfolios that each KiwiSaver fund has filed with the Disclose register to Tue June 30th 2020 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 and research organisations.

Note that the fund’s intended exclusions may not be consistent with the analysis of the portfolio because of timing issues or because there are companies of concern in indirect investments by the fund.

Note that many KiwiSaver funds exclude controversial weapons. However, the category of Weapons used in this analysis is broader in scope, covering all munitions, firearms and military weapons.

In their own words: "Invests almost entirely in growth assets such as shares, real assets and alternative assets, with only a small amount invested in cash and fixed interest. May be suitable for investors wanting to invest predominately in growth assets, who want higher long-term returns and are comfortable with high volatility in returns."

Download the fund's disclosure statement and portfolio holdings.

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