Summer Balanced Selection

Summer Balanced Selection fund performance summary as at 30 June 2021. 

Fund at a glance

Unit price (as at 30 June 2021): $1.4452

Date the fund started: 19 September 2016

For information on fees, see our Fees page.

For more information on the Summer Balanced Selection fund, read the latest quarterly fund update and the product disclosure statement

Fund objective and strategy

See the Summer Balanced Selection page for the Summary of investment objective and strategy.

Fund returns

PIR Total since inception (annualised) 1 Month 3 Month 1 Year 3 Years^
28% 7.42% 1.99% 2.70% 10.58% 6.70%
17.50% 7.78% 1.97% 2.76% 10.81% 7.06%
10.50% 8.02% 1.95% 2.81% 10.97% 7.31%

 ^ Annualised 

Fund returns are calculated net of fund charges, trading expenses and accrued tax for a New Zealand resident individual paying tax at the Prescribed Investor Rate identified above. 

Tactical asset allocation

Summer Balanced Selection Allocated %
New Zealand cash 5.00%
New Zealand fixed interest 27.00%
International fixed interest 6.00%
Total income assets 38.00%
New Zealand equities 12.50%
Australian equities 16.50%
Listed property 5.00%
International equities 28.00%
Total growth assets 62.00%
Total 100.00%

We have chosen the above tactical asset allocation for Summer Balanced Selection as at 25 June 2021. This can move in line with market movements and we review the portfolio and adjust asset allocation accordingly. For the current tactical asset allocation and date of most recent review, please go to the Summer Balanced Selection page.

Top 10 investments 

  Asset name % of fund net assets
1 ANZ transactional bank account 3.83%
2 Housing New Zealand 3.36% 12/06/2025 1.63%
3 New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency Ltd 14/04/2033 3.50% 1.59%
4, Inc. 1.53%
5 Visa Inc.- Class A Shares 1.43%
6 CSL Limited 1.28%
7 Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited 1.27%
8 Alibaba Group Holding-Sp Adr 1.16%
9 New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency Ltd 15/04/2027 4.50% 1.13%
10 Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd Fixed Rate Bonds 20/10/2021 4.33% 1.09%

 The top 10 investments make up 15.94% of the fund.

Manager's Commentary

Market Commentary

Broadly speaking, equity markets delivered a positive performance over the quarter, with generally better returns received by those holding offshore securities when compared to domestic shares.

Fixed interest returns were mixed, with local bonds delivering a small positive return (based on the market index we follow) while international fixed interest securities continued to perform well. Our preferred fixed interest market index returned around 1% for the quarter.

Unsurprisingly, with short term interest rates so low, cash continued to be a drag on portfolio performance. 

The New Zealand dollar, relevant for our portfolios with unhedged foreign currency exposures, dramatically reversed its appreciation seen earlier in the year, by falling in value by close to 4% over the month of June, to be largely unchanged for the June quarter.

For further commentary on each of the asset classes within the Summer Balanced Selection refer to the commentaries for each of the relevant Summer Kiwisaver Scheme single-asset class funds.

Portfolio Performance

The Summer Balanced Selection delivered a return of 2.70% for the June quarter.


We will continue to hold an overexposure to growth assets but acknowledge that building inflationary pressures are likely to be more persistent and sustained than currently expected by the market.

Having said that, we remain comfortable with our current tactical asset allocation mix which we will review again towards the end of the July.

We are likely to increase the level of foreign currency hedging over July in order to lower foreign currency exposures associated with offshore equity and listed property investments. 

Foreign currency exposures associated with international fixed interest are hedged to the New Zealand dollar. We actively manage the fund’s currency exposures associated with international and Australian equities, and listed property. As at 30 June 2021, these exposures represented 44.10% of the value of the fund. After allowing for foreign currency hedges in place, approximately 30.78% of the value of the fund was unhedged and exposed to foreign currency risk.



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