Summer New Zealand Cash

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Summer New Zealand Cash fund performance summary as at 31 December 2017. 

Fund at a glance

Unit price (as at 31 December): $1.0179

Date the fund started: 19 September 2016

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Further information can be found in 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 1.02% 0.08% 0.25% 1.10%

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
ANZ Cash Deposit 28.93%
Westpac Cash Deposit 18.55%
ASB Bank Limited 28/02/2018 18.18%
New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency Ltd 15/03/2019 5.00% 17.97%
Z Energy Ltd 15/8/2018 7.25% 11.60%
Genesis Energy Limited 15/07/2041 6.19% 4.78%
Total value of top 10 assets 100.00%

Manager's comments

Fund Performance

Summer New Zealand Cash delivered returns of 0.08% for the month, 0.25% for the three months to December and 1.10% for the year.

Market Commentary

With no change in the Official Cash Rate (OCR) it’s not surprising that term deposit rates were broadly stable over 2017, with changes largely reflecting the oscillations of wholesale interest rates.  In fact, the last move in the OCR was a 0.25% cut way back in November 2016.

The appointment of a new Reserve Bank governor (Adrian Orr- who will start in his new position in March) and a likely relaxation in the priority of inflation management, while not a game changer, will herald a marginal change in the regulator’s attitude and activities.

Portfolio Positioning

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


Our immediate expectation of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is that it will maintain its accommodative monetary policy stance. The new governor will need time to settle in and interpret any amended documents between himself and the Minister of Finance.

It’s not until the end of 2018 that we see the potential for an increase in the Official Cash Rate.

On this basis we forecast deposit rates as likely to remain at current rates until the run-up into the end of the calendar year.


For more information on the Summer New Zealand Cash fund, read the latest quarterly fund update.

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