Summer Balanced Selection

Summer Balanced Selection fund performance summary as at 31 October 2020. 

Fund at a glance

Unit price (as at 31 October 2020): $1.3363

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

 Annualised total since inception1 Month3 Months1 Year3 Years^
Fund 6.62% -0.32% 1.37% 3.74% 5.56%

Fund returns are calculated net of fund charges, trading expenses and accrued tax for a New Zealand resident individual paying tax at the highest Prescribed Investor Rate (28%). 
^ Annualised

Tactical asset allocation

Summer Balanced Selection Allocated %
New Zealand cash 8.00%
New Zealand fixed interest 30.00%
International fixed interest 7.00%
Total income assets 45.00%
New Zealand equities 12.50%
Australian equities 15.50%
Listed property 5.00%
International equities 22.00%
Total growth assets 55.00%
Total 100.00%

We have chosen the above tactical asset allocation for Summer Balanced Selection as at 8 October 2020. 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 7.75%
2 New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency Ltd 14/04/2033 3.50% 2.23%
3 Housing New Zealand 3.36% 12/06/2025 1.98%
4 Westpac Cash Deposit 1.84%
5 Spark Finance Limited Commercial Paper 10/11/2020 1.84%
6 New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency Ltd 15/05/2021 6.00% 1.66%
7 Bank of New Zealand Subordinated Note 17/12/2025 5.314% 1.58%
8 The a2 Milk Company Limited 1.54%
9 New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency Ltd 15/04/2027 4.50% 1.47%
10 CSL Limited 1.31%

The top 10 investments make up 23.20% of the fund.

Manager's Commentary

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. As at 31 October 2020, these exposures represented 33.62% of the value of the fund. After allowing for foreign currency hedges in place, approximately 23.76% of the value of the fund was unhedged and exposed to foreign currency risk.

The next Manager’s commentary will be included in the December Performance Summary (available January 2021).


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