Summer New Zealand Cash

Summer New Zealand Cash fund performance summary as at 30 September 2019.

Fund at a glance

Unit price (as at 30 September 2019): $1.0415

Date the fund started: 19 September 2016

For information on fees, see our Fees page.

For more information on the Summer New Zealand Cash fund read the latest quarterly fund update and the product disclosure statement

Fund objective and strategy

See the New Zealand Cash page for the Summary of investment objective and strategy.

Fund returns

 Annualised total since inception1 Month3 Months1 Year3 Years
Fund 0.98% 0.03% 0.20% 0.95% 0.98%

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 23.23%
2 Bank of New Zealand RCD 18/11/2019 19.41%
3 Christchurch International Airport Ltd 06/12/2019 5.15% 17.55%
4 Westpac Cash Deposit 17.01%
5 Z Energy Ltd 15/11/2019 6.50% 12.31%
6 Wellington International Airport Limited 06/11/2020 5.27%  10.50%
  Total value of top 10 assets 100.00%

Manager's comments 

Market Commentary

With a 0.50% cut to our Official Cash (OCR) Rate over the September quarter and by our assessment, another two cuts baked into market expectations, we see it only as a matter of time before term deposit rates move lower.

If we apply our logic to Australia, where we predict another 0.25% cut to their OCR, plus a 50/50 chance of another 0.25% - delivering a terminal rate of either 0.25% or 0.50% - we also see Australian term deposits lower, as well. Our point here is that New Zealand is not the exception to the lower interest rate rule!

Portfolio Positioning

The fund continues with its strategy of holding what we believe to be high quality investments, in order to boost fund returns, as a complement to its deposits held with domestic banks.


With our expectation that the Reserve Bank of New Zealand will relax monetary policy further and slowing international economic activity, generally, we will continue to put our cash to work in selected securities that offer a margin above the OCR.


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