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MERCER KIWISAVER SCHEME

SUSTAINABLE PLUS GROWTH FUND

Mercer (N.Z.) Limited

Growth fund type

Here's what the provider says about this fund:

Invests mainly in growth assets such as shares and real assets, with only a limited amount in cash and fixed interest. This fund may be suited to investors wanting to invest mostly in growth assets who are comfortable accepting more volatile returns than those expected from the Sustainable Plus Balanced fund with a view to achieving higher longer-term returns.

Considering switching to this fund? Read the must-knows of switching funds before you start the switching process.

Combined fees

This fund
1.07%
vs
Average
1.36%

The combined fees are how much you would have been charged for the year ended 31 March 2021 on the average KiwiSaver balance.

All the averages you see are for this same type of fund, so you’re comparing apples with apples.

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Combined fees include

Membership fees per year

This fund
$27.00
Average
$23.67

Here you’ll find the total breakdown of the combined fees. These don’t include other fees such as for switching or withdrawing.

+ Total fund fees

This fund
0.96%
Average
1.26%
Annual management fee
0.77%
0.99%
Performance-based fees
0.00%
0.10%
Other fees and costs
0.19%
0.18%

Your KiwiSaver money is invested by a professional fund manager, so there are always fees to pay. Fees can have a big impact on your nest egg, especially in the long run, so it pays to keep a close eye on how they add up.

Must-knows of KiwiSaver fees.

Combined fees example

On a growth fund of $24,200 the annual fees would be approximately:

This fund
$259.32
Average
$329.12

Services

From the September 2021 KiwiSaver provider survey

This fund
No survey
data yet
vs
Average
77%

We surveyed KiwiSaver providers on how many different ways they help their members with investment options, communicate with members, and the extra services they offer.

So this rating is more about the quantity than the quality of services. 

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Help with investment options

This fund
No survey data yet
Average
76%

Communications to members

No survey data yet
77%

Other services

No survey data yet
78%

Here ‘help’ means things like online forms, tools, calculators and information on how to optimise your KiwiSaver. 

More communication is not always better communication, but if the provider gives you options on how you like to be reached, that usually helps.

These extras include a range of additional services that are helpful.

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Returns

Since October 2016

This fund
8.77%
vs
Average
9.07%

Warning about returns!

These show how funds have performed in the past, but that’s not a good guide to how they’ll perform in the future. Don’t switch funds based on past returns.

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All returns shown are after total fund fees (not membership fees) and tax (28% PIR).

Last twelve months

This fund
17.72%
Average
16.16%

April 2019 - March 2020

-4.97%
-2.55%

April 2018 - March 2019

5.53%
5.43%

April 2017 - March 2018

8%
5.79%

April 2016 - March 2017

9.52%
5.31%

April 2015 - March 2016

3.24%
2.08%

April 2014 - March 2015

2.62%
7.52%

April 2013 - March 2014

2.01%
4.12%

April 2012 - March 2013

1.93%
5.54%

April 2011 - March 2012

2.32%
0.08%

The last twelve months refers to October 2020 to September 2021.

In general, it’s good to look at the longest possible time period when weighing returns. After all, with retirement savings, it’s the long game that counts.

Must-knows of KiwiSaver returns.

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Growth fund type

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What’s in this fund

At 30 September 2021

This shows the actual mix of investments that this fund held on 30 September 2021. This mix continually changes because of market swings and managers’ rebalancing, so these percentages are a snapshot. But it will give you a good idea of where your money is being invested.

 

How this fund invests your money

How this fund invests your money
Cash Bonds Property Shares Other
Assets 4.25 16.28 6.04 64.44 8.99

Fund information

Number of members
6,322
Total value of fund
$202,246,655
Date fund started
18 Feb 2015

More information

More information can be found at:

www.mercerkiwisaverscheme.co.nz

Top 10 investments

These assets make up 11.85% of this fund.

Top 10 investments
Kind of investment Country Percentage of the fund Name
Other NZ 2.07 First Sentier Global Listed Infrastructure Fund
Australasian equities NZ 1.84 Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited
Cash and cash equivalents NZ 1.79 Westpac Business Interest Account
International equities US 1.02 Microsoft Corporation
Australasian equities NZ 0.93 Spark New Zealand Limited
Australasian equities NZ 0.93 Mainfreight Limited
NZ 0.88 Mercer Commodities
Australasian equities NZ 0.81 Auckland International Airport Limited
International equities US 0.79 Apple Inc
Australasian equities NZ 0.79 Contact Energy Limited

Key personnel

Key personnel
Name Current position Time in role
Kristen Kohere-Soutar Chair - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd 1 years, 10 months
Martin Lewington Ceo - Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd 12 years, 7 months
Kylie Willment Chief Investment Officer, Pacific, Mercer Australia (Pty) Ltd 3 years, 11 months
Ronan Mccabe Chief Investment Officer - New Zealand, Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd 1 years, 1 months
Robert Kavanagh Portfolio Manager Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd 7 years, 6 months