Summer New Zealand Equities

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

Fund at a glance

Unit price  (as at 30 September 2019): $1.4566

Date the fund started: 19 September 2016

For information on fees, see our Fees page.

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

Fund objective and strategy

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

Fund returns

 Annualised total since inception1 Month3 Months1 Year3 Years
Fund 13.33% 1.38% 2.14% 10.79% 13.36%

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 The a2 Milk Company Limited 7.59%
2 Meridian Energy Limited 7.26%
3 ANZ transactional bank account 6.96%
4 Infratil Limited 6.19%
5 Spark New Zealand Limited 6.15%
6 Ebos Group Limited 6.14%
7 Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited 6.00%
8 Mainfreight Limited 5.86%
9 Genesis Energy Limited 4.64%
10 Z Energy Limited 4.35%

The top 10 investments make up 61.14% of the fund.

Manager's comments 

Market commentary  

September was another positive quarter for New Zealand equity investors, in general.

Portfolio positioning

As mentioned in previous commentaries, high yield exposures such as Meridian, Genesis and Z-Energy remain important portfolio constituents. These are complemented by utility-type exposures, which include Port of Tauranga, Auckland Airport and Infratil. However, in our pursuit of growth-at-a-reasonable- price, we continue to have a healthy exposure to a2 Milk. Over the quarter, there were no changes to the fund’s two largest investment exposures, which continue to be a2 Milk and Meridian Energy, respectively.

Outlook

It is important that we acknowledge the departure of Malcolm Davie at the beginning of October, the portfolio manager of the Forsyth Barr New Zealand Equities Fund since April 2014. He leaves with our gratitude and best wishes, with the intention of completing the final stages of his studies for his PhD.

Accordingly, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Lindsay, AFA, who joins us from ACC, where he managed the Australasian infrastructure portfolio. Jason has over 15 years experience spanning New Zealand’s equity research and fund management industries. He holds a BCA from Victoria University of Wellington and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

From October, Jason will be the portfolio manager of Summer New Zealand Equities and joined Craig Alexander as Co-Head of Funds Management on 10 September.

 

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