ASB Growth Fund

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Type: Growth fund
Past Returns: 3.40%

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

Annual Fees: 0.7%

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

BHP Group Ltd 0.83%
Woodside Petroleum Ltd 0.17%
Exxon Mobil Corporation 0.16%
Chevron Corp 0.13%
Apa Group 0.12%
Nextera Energy Inc 0.11%
Total Sa 0.09%
South32 Ltd 0.09%
Bp Plc 0.09%
Origin Energy Ltd 0.08%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc 'A' Ord 0.07%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc-B Shs 0.06%
Dominion Energy Incorporated 0.06%
Santos Ltd 0.06%
Enbridge Inc 0.06%
Caltex Australia Ltd 0.06%
American Electric Power 0.04%
Conocophillips 0.03%
BHP Group Plc 0.03%
Xcel Energy Inc 0.03%
Lukoil Pjsc 0.03%
Gazprom Pjsc 0.03%
Kinder Morgan Inc 0.03%
Wec Energy Group Inc 0.03%
Eni Spa 0.03%
Oil Search Ltd 0.03%
Phillips 66 0.02%
Cnooc Ltd 0.02%
Suncor Energy Inc 0.02%
Firstenergy Corp 0.02%
Eog Resources Inc 0.02%
Washington H. Soul Pattinson 0.02%
Ameren Corporation 0.02%
Beach Energy Ltd 0.02%
Dte Energy Company 0.02%
Valero Energy Corp 0.02%
Engie 0.02%
Williams Cos Inc 0.02%
Anglo American Plc 0.02%
Cms Energy Corp 0.02%
Whitehaven Coal Ltd 0.02%
Glencore Plc 0.02%
China Petroleum & Chemical-H 0.02%
Marathon Petroleum Corp 0.01%
Canadian Natural Resources 0.01%
Clp Holdings Ltd 0.01%
Petrobras - Petroleo Bras-Pr 0.01%
Tatneft Pjsc 0.01%
Rwe Ag 0.01%
Equinor Asa 0.01%
Viva Energy Group Ltd 0.01%
Evergy Inc 0.01%
Ptt Pcl-Nvdr 0.01%
Neste Oyj 0.01%
Petrobras - Petroleo Bras 0.01%
Novatek Pjsc-Spons Gdr Reg S 0.01%
Alliant Energy Corp 0.01%
Pioneer Natural Resources Co 0.01%
Jxtg Holdings Inc 0.01%
Occidental Petroleum Corp 0.01%
Repsol Sa 0.01%
Tenaga Nasional Bhd 0.01%
Metro Inc 0.01%
Snam Spa 0.01%
Petrochina Co Ltd-H 0.01%
Emera Inc 0.01%
Hess Corp 0.01%
Concho Resources Inc 0.01%
Pembina Pipeline Corp 0.01%
Oneok Inc 0.01%
Cheniere Energy Inc 0.01%
Marubeni Corp 0.01%
China Shenhua Energy Co-H 0.01%
Aes Corp 0.01%
Cabot Oil & Gas Corp 0.01%
New Hope Corp Ltd 0.01%
Cooper Energy Ltd 0.01%
Galp Energia Sgps Sa 0.01%
Rosneft Oil Co Pjsc 0.01%
Nrg Energy Inc 0.01%
Inpex Corp 0.01%
Korea Electric Power Corp 0.01%
Omv Ag 0.01%
Sk Innovation Co Ltd 0.01%

Weapons

The Boeing Company 0.08%
United Technologies Corp 0.08%
L3 Harris Technologies Inc 0.04%
Raytheon Company 0.04%
General Dynamics Corp 0.03%
Bae Systems Plc 0.02%
Transdigm Group Inc 0.02%
Leidos Holdings Inc 0.01%
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated 0.01%
Thales Sa 0.01%
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd 0.01%
Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc 0.01%
Heico Corp 0.01%

Gambling

Skycity Entertainment Group 0.26%
Aristocrat Leisure Ltd 0.13%
Tabcorp Holdings Ltd 0.05%
Crown Resorts Ltd 0.03%
The Star Entertainment Group Ltd 0.02%
Las Vegas Sands Corp 0.02%
Galaxy Entertainment Group L 0.01%
Sands China Ltd 0.01%
Wynn Resorts Ltd 0.01%
Mgm Resorts International 0.01%

Alcohol

Lvmh Moet Hennessy Vuitton ( Se ) 0.10%
Diageo Plc 0.07%
Treasury Wine Estates Ltd 0.07%
Anheuser-Busch Inbev Sa/Nv 0.03%
Pernod-Ricard Sa 0.03%
Metcash Ltd 0.03%
Constellation Brands Inc-A 0.02%
Heineken Nv 0.02%
Brown-Forman Corp-Class B 0.02%
Kirin Holdings Co Ltd 0.02%
Kweichow Moutai Co Ltd 0.02%
Ambev Sa 0.01%
Carlsberg As-B 0.01%
Asahi Group Holdings Ltd 0.01%
Heineken Holding Nv 0.01%
China Resources Beer Holdings Co Ltd 0.01%
Graincorp Ltd 0.01%
Wuliangye Yibin Co Ltd 0.01%

Palm Oil

Posco 0.01%
Astra International Tbk Pt 0.01%
Wilmar International Ltd 0.01%

GMOs

Novartis Ag-Reg 0.17%
Bayer Ag-Reg 0.06%
Basf Se 0.04%
Dowdupont Inc 0.03%
Nutrien Ltd 0.02%
Novozymes A/S-B Shares 0.01%
Stora Enso Oyj-R Shs 0.01%

Human Rights & Environmental Violations

BHP Group Ltd 0.83%
Johnson & Johnson 0.33%
Rio Tinto Ltd 0.30%
Nestle Sa-Reg 0.30%
Chevron Corp 0.13%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc 'A' Ord 0.07%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc-B Shs 0.06%
Duke Energy Corp 0.06%
Rio Tinto Plc 0.05%
BHP Group Plc 0.03%
Vale Sa 0.03%
Barrick Gold Corp 0.03%
Sempra Energy 0.03%
Archer-Daniels-Midland Co 0.02%
Nutrien Ltd 0.02%
Essity Aktiebo-B 0.02%
Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel Ojsc 0.02%
Glencore Plc 0.02%
Posco 0.01%
Petrochina Co Ltd-H 0.01%
Freeport-Mcmoran Inc 0.01%
Grupo Mexico Sab 0.01%
Astra International Tbk Pt 0.01%
Wilmar International Ltd 0.01%
Jbs Sa 0.01%

Animal Testing

Johnson & Johnson 0.330%
Nestle Sa-Reg 0.300%
Procter & Gamble Co 0.270%
Coca-Cola Co 0.180%
Pepsico Inc 0.160%
Chevron Corp 0.130%
Lvmh Moet Hennessy Vuitton ( Se ) 0.100%
Glaxosmithkline Plc 0.090%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc 'A' Ord 0.070%
Unilever Nv 0.070%
L'Oreal 0.060%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc-B Shs 0.060%
Air Liquide Sa 0.060%
Bayer Ag-Reg 0.060%
Unilever Plc 0.060%
Reckitt Benckiser 0.050%
Colgate-Palmolive Company 0.050%
Air Products & Chemicals Inc 0.040%
Kimberly-Clark Corp 0.040%
Basf Se 0.040%
Ecolab Inc 0.040%
Groupe Danone 0.040%
Estee Lauder Companies-Cl A 0.040%
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc 0.040%
General Mills Inc 0.030%
Givaudan-Reg 0.030%
Tesco Plc 0.030%
Dowdupont Inc 0.030%
Shiseido Co Ltd 0.020%
Clorox Company 0.020%
Koninklijke Dsm Nv 0.020%
Ppg Industries Inc 0.020%
Archer-Daniels-Midland Co 0.020%
Essity Aktiebo-B 0.020%
Church & Dwight Co Inc 0.020%
Henkel Ag & Co Kgaa Vorzug 0.020%
Akzo Nobel 0.010%
Symrise Ag 0.010%
Beiersdorf Ag 0.010%
Intl Flavors & Fragrances 0.010%
Fmc Corp 0.010%
Coca-Cola European Partners Plc 0.010%
Novozymes A/S-B Shares 0.010%
Associated British Foods Plc 0.010%
Henkel Ag & Co Kgaa 0.010%
Burberry Group Plc 0.010%
Croda International Plc 0.010%
Cabot Oil & Gas Corp 0.010%
Chr Hansen Holding A/S 0.010%
Kikkoman Corp 0.010%
Albemarle Corp 0.010%
Solvay Sa 0.010%
Jeronimo Martins 0.010%
Coca-Cola Hbc Ag 0.010%
Evonik Industries Ag 0.010%
Sainsbury (J) Plc 0.010%
Kose Corp 0.010%
Amorepacific Corp 0.010%
Arkema 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 March 31st 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.

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 -3.47% -6.17%
2019 6.87% 8.23%
2018 7.63% 8.13%
2017 8.87% 10.31%
2016 3.62% 3.39%
2015 13.73% 15.21%
2014 8.43% 9.42%
2013 12.00% 11.27%
2012 -1.50% -1.86%
2011 6.13% 6.74%

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 Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    3.74%
  • A2 Milk Co Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    2.83%
  • ASB Bank Account NZD
    New Zealand Cash and Equivalents A-1+
    1.58%
  • Spark New Zealand Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    1.53%
  • Auckland International Airport Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    1.42%
  • Apple Inc
    United States International Equities
    1.32%
  • Microsoft Corporation
    United States International Equities
    1.22%
  • CSL Ltd
    Australia Australasian Equities
    1.11%
  • Meridian Energy Ltd
    New Zealand Australasian Equities
    1.1%
  • Commonwealth Bank Of Australia
    Australia Australasian Equities
    1.05%

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

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

Target

Actual


Type Target Actual
Cash and Cash Equivalents 1.0% 1.22%
New Zealand Fixed Interest 6.5% 10.64%
International Fixed Interest 12.5% 7.35%
Australasian Equities 40.0% 36.01%
International Equities 32.5% 40.32%
Listed Properties 7.5% 4.46%
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 KiwiSaver fund has filed with Disclose register to Tue June 30th 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:
    0.50%
  • Animal Testing:
    2.89%
  • Fossil Fuels:
    3.30%
  • Gambling:
    0.55%
  • GMOs:
    0.34%
  • Human Rights & Environmental Violations:
    2.42%
  • Palm Oil:
    0.03%
  • Tobacco:
    0.00%
  • Weapons:
    0.37%

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 March 31st 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

"To provide high total returns allowing for large movements of value up and down. The number of years with negative returns are generally expected to be the highest of the funds in the ASB KiwiSaver Scheme. We manage asset allocation and currency hedging over the medium to long term relative to the target investment mix. We focus on cost effective management. The Growth Fund invests in income and growth assets with a target investment mix of 20% income assets and 80% growth assets."

Value $3.1B NZD
Period of data report Tue June 30th 2020
Members 143,755
Fund started Tue Oct. 2nd 2007
Total annual fund fees 0.7%
Total performance based fees 0.0%
Manager's basic fee 0.7%
Administration charges 0.0%
Total other charges 30.0
Total other charges currency NZD

Key Personnel

Nigel Annett

Currently: Investment Committee member (6 years, 3 months)
Previously: Executive GM Corporate Banking, ASB Bank (current position) (1 years, 8 months)

Jonathan Beale

Currently: Investment Committee member (5 years, 10 months)
Previously: General Manager Wealth & Insurance Distribution, ASB Bank (current position) (0 years, 8 months)

Adam Boyd

Currently: Investment Committee member (4 years, 1 months)
Previously: Executive GM Private Banking, Wealth & Insurance, ASB Bank (current position) (4 years, 1 months)

Graeme Edwards

Currently: Investment Committee Chairman (0 years, 8 months)
Previously: Investment Committee member (8 years, 6 months)

John Smith

Currently: Investment Committee member (9 years, 1 months)
Previously: Head of Asset Management; and Acting General Manager Private Banking, Wealth & Insurance Product, ASB Bank (current position) (8 years, 1 months)

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

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