Summer Global Fixed Interest

Summer Global Fixed Interest fund performance summary as at 31 December 2019. 

Fund at a glance

Unit price (as at 31 December 2019): $1.0840

Date the fund started: 19 September 2016

For information on fees, see our Fees page.

For more information on the Summer Global Fixed Interest fund read the latest quarterly fund update and the product disclosure statement

Fund objective and strategy

See the Global Fixed Interest page for the Summary of investment objective and strategy.

Fund returns

 Annualised total since inception1 Month3 Months1 Year3 Years
Fund 2.25% -0.06% -0.21% 5.09% 2.76%

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%). 

Top 10 investments 

  Asset name % of fund net assets
1 ANZ transactional bank account 3.61%
2 BNP Paribas Account (USD) 2.08%
3 Government of Japan 0.00% 10/01/2020 1.77%
4 Government of Japan 1.20% 20/09/2035 1.52%
5 Federal Home Loan Banks 21/01/2020 1.40%
6 United States Treasury 15/01/25 0.25% ILB 1.19%
7 Kingdom of Spain (Government) 1.45% 30/04/2029 1.06%
8 Government of Japan 0.70% 20/12/2048 1.05%
9 Nykredit Realkredit A/S 1.0% 01/10/2050 0.97%
10 Towd Point Mortgage Trust 2019-4 A1 0.95%

The top 10 investments make up 15.60% of the fund.

Market Commentary

The December quarter, in general, delivered negative returns for fixed interest investors.

Internationally, the confluence of events and announcements that had rocked investor confidence throughout September, abated somewhat over the December quarter.

Indeed, positive rhetoric around the US and China trade dispute and reassurance from the world’s key central bankers that they stand-by, ready to assist the international economy further, boosted investor sentiment, in general.

The US central bank, the Federal Reserve, lowered its official cash rate by 0.25%, to 1.75% over the December quarter. 

Portfolio Positioning

We close December with the fund’s exposures around - cash 5%, New Zealand Fixed Interest 5% and International Fixed Interest 90%.

Our global bond exposure is via an investment in the NZX listed, Global Bond Fund ETF, which is generally hedged to the New Zealand dollar and actively managed by PIMCO.

PIMCO are cautious on their outlook for the world economy and have consequently created what we would classify as a defensive portfolio. In reviewing PIMCO’s analysis and investments, we are satisfied that Summer Global Fixed Interest’s investment exposures associated with PIMCO are well diversified in a portfolio of higher quality assets with an appropriate aggregated duration. 


Looking forward we believe the fund is well positioned for the next stage of the investment cycle, which we see as a period of less economic and political uncertainty compared to the widespread investor angst witnesses earlier in the year.

Foreign currency exposures associated with international fixed interest are hedged to the New Zealand dollar. As at 31 December 2019, these exposures represented 91.71% of the value of the fund and were hedged.


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