Summer Global Fixed Interest

Summer Global Fixed Interest fund performance update as at 30 June 2017. 

Fund at a glance

Unit price (as at 30 June 2017): $1.0131

Date the fund started: 19 September 2016

For information on fees, see our Fees page.

Further information can be found in the product disclosure statement

Fund objective and strategy

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

Fund returns

 Total since inception1 Month3 Months6 Months


0.17% 0.93% 1.95%

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 Cash Deposit 24.62%
2 New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency Ltd 15/12/2017 6.00% 3.08%
3 Transpower New Zealand Ltd 30/06/2022 4.30% 2.84%
4 New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency Ltd 15/04/2020 3.00% 2.43%
5 Bank of New Zealand Subordinated Note 17/12/2025 5.314% 2.39%
6 ANZ Bank New Zealand Ltd 25/09/2020 4.03% 1.79%
7 Port of Tauranga Ltd Fixed Rate Note 29/10/2019 5.865% 1.76%
8 Sky City Entertainment Group Ltd 28/09/2022 4.65% 1.55%
9 Kiwi Capital Funding Ltd Capital Notes 15/07/2024 6.61% 1.54%
10 Precinct Properties New Zealand Ltd 17/12/2021 5.54% 1.52%

The top 10 investments make up 43.52% of the fund.

Manager's comments

Summer Global Fixed Interest delivered a return of 0.17% for the month.

While we anticipate the path of global interest rates and bond yields, in general, to be up, we are unsure as to timing.

In our view, politics will likely take a back seat and markets will instead be driven by the posturing and actions of central banks for the remainder of the year.

 A controlled change in messaging came from a number of key central bank leaders over the month, with a consistency in rhetoric that indicated, to us at least, that the next evolution in monetary policy would be a reduction in the financial support that has been in place for many years now.

We also believe that  any reduction in official financial largesse will be glacial in speed and very well signaled – a strategy of no surprises and ’a long time between drinks‘, and not one that is necessarily synchronised across nations.

Since the risk of an abrupt and destructive move higher in global interest rates and bond yields is in our view, unlikely, we will tactically continue to increase the fund’s exposure to international fixed interest. We will do this by selling down our investments in New Zealand cash and New Zealand fixed interest.

Currently around a third of the fund’s assets are invested in NZX Smartshares Global Bond Fund, where the investment manager is PIMCO, which we believe to one of the largest and more successful fixed interest managers available globally.

As, when and if, key international bond yields move towards cycle highs – think the US Government 10 year bond yield which currently sits at 2.35% and peaked earlier in the year at 2.60%  - we will lift our exposure to the NZX Smartshares Global Bond Fund.


For more information on the Summer Global Fixed Interest fund, read the latest quarterly fund update.

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