Summer New Zealand Cash

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Summer New Zealand Cash fund performance summary as at 31 March 2018. 

Fund at a glance

Unit price (as at 31 March 2018): $1.0213

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 1.01% 0.09% 0.24% 1.14%

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 23.03%
ASB Bank Limited 22/06/2018 17.03%
New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency Ltd 15/03/2019 5.00% 16.55%
Westpac Cash Deposit 14.06%
Z Energy Ltd 15/8/2018 7.25% 10.78%
Contact Energy Limited 15/05/2019 5.8% 7.11%
Westpac New Zealand Ltd Fixed Rate Notes 20/09/2018 5.545% 6.96%
Genesis Energy Limited 15/07/2041 6.19% 4.49%
   
   
Total value of top 10 assets 100.00%

Manager's comments

Fund Performance

Summer New Zealand Cash delivered returns of 0.09% for the month, 0.24% for the three months to the end of March and 1.14% for the year.

Market Commentary

With no change in the Official Cash Rate (OCR) over the March 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 next year: we expect a hike but acknowledge that the future is always uncertain.

New Zealand inflation expectations look to be well anchored in our assessment and with a slight tweaking of the Policy Targets Agreement (contract between the Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the Minister of Finance) to consider employment aspirations when implementing  monetary policy, we see a mild softening in the regulator’s attitude to managing inflation.  

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 deposits held with domestic banks.

Outlook

With our expectation of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to maintain its accommodative monetary policy stance 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 continue to hold a significant portion of the portfolio in on-call cash deposits.

 

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

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