Summer New Zealand Cash

Summer New Zealand Cash fund performance summary as at 30 September 2018

Fund at a glance

Unit price (as at 30 September 2018): $1.0279

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 or 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 Year
Fund 0.99% 0.06% 0.24% 0.96%

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 22.82%
2 New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency Ltd 15/03/2019 5.00% 17.71%
3 Westpac Cash Deposit 17.35%
4 Contact Energy Limited 15/05/2019 5.8% 15.23%
5 New Zealand Government Treasury Bill 21/11/2018 12.98%
6 Transpower New Zealand Limited 5.14% 30/11/2018 7.98%
7 Kiwi Capital Funding Ltd Capital Notes 15/07/2024 6.61% 5.92%
  Total value of top 10 assets 100.00%


Manager's comments

Market Commentary

With no change in the Official Cash Rate (OCR) over the September quarter it’s not surprising that shorter -term interest rates were broadly stable over the period.

In fact, the last move in the OCR was a 0.25% cut way back in November 2016 and we’re not expecting the next move until some time in 2020: back in March we did we expect a hike towards the end of 2019 but now consider the possibility of any OCR change as a story for 2020. Furthermore, we see a greater probability of the next OCR move as a cut.

Our logic supporting  an on-hold OCR, with the possibility of a cut, is based around the most recent batch of forward looking economic activity indictors that point to a slowing domestic economy and the current global trade tensions, which we see as difficult to resolve and likely to persist for a while yet.

We’re also concerned with the potential for “known unknowns” to deliver non-consensus outcomes. Here we reference the discord associated with the budget proposed by the populist Italian government; over the quarter Italian government 10-year bond yields hit levels not seen since 2014, as investors suffering flashbacks to the Greek government debt crisis of a few years ago jettisoned Italian sovereign debt.

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 of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to maintain its accommodative monetary policy stance and international tensions to remain, we will continue to put our cash to work in securities that offer a margin above the wholesale on-call deposit rate.

However, with investor angst rising globally we will also continue to maintain a significant portion of the portfolio in on-call cash deposits.


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