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Mercer KiwiSaver Scheme

Mercer Growth Fund

Mercer (N.Z.) Limited

Growth fund type

Here's what the provider says about this fund:

The Mercer Growth fund invests mainly in growth assets such as shares and real assets. This may be suitable for investors wanting to invest mostly in growth assets who are comfortable accepting more volatile returns than those expected from the Balanced option 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
1.31%
vs
Average
1.47%

The combined fees are how much you would have been charged for the year ended 30 June 2017 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
$30.00
Average
$30.46

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
1.07%
Average
1.23%
Annual management fee
0.77%
1.01%
Performance-based fees
0.00%
0.00%
Other fees and costs
0.30%
0.22%

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 $12,700 the annual fees would be approximately:

This fund
$165.89
Average
$186.69

Services

From the June 2017 KiwiSaver provider survey

This fund
90%
vs
Average
81%

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
90%
Average
81%

Communications to members

94%
82%

Other services

83%
79%

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.

Must-knows of KiwiSaver service

Returns

Since April 2012

This fund
No 5-year
data yet
vs
Average
9.58%

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
10.96%
Average
8.51%

April 2016 - March 2017

9.52%
7.69%

April 2015 - March 2016

3.24%
3.30%

The last twelve months refers to July 2016 to June 2017.

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 June 2017

This shows the actual mix of investments that this fund held on 30 June 2017. 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 8.71 14.68 6.48 57.55 12.58

Fund information

Number of members
2,287
Total value of fund
$47,694,978
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 29.82% of this fund.

Top 10 investments
Kind of investment Country Percentage of the fund Name
International equities AU 7.5 Schroder Global Core Fund
Cash and cash equivalents NZ 6.59 Amp Capital Investors Nz Cash Fund
New Zealand fixed interest NZ 4.8 Anz Wholesale Sovereign Bond Fund
International fixed interest AU 1.87 Challenger Harris Global Sovereign Bond Trust
International equities AU 1.67 Fidelity Select Global Small Cap Fund
International equities AU 1.63 Blackrock Global Enhanced Emerging Markets Fund - E Class
Cash and cash equivalents NZ 1.54 Bnp New Zealand Dollar Custodial Account Growth Portfolio
International equities US 1.5 Ishares Trust Core S&P 500 Etf
Other NZ 1.43 First State Investments Global Listed Infrastructure Fund
International fixed interest AU 1.29 Colonial First State Wholesale Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund

Key personnel

Key personnel
Name Current position Time in role
Ross Butler Chairman - Mercer (N.Z) Ltd 4 years, 6 months
Martin Lewington Ceo - Mercer (Nz) Ltd 8 years, 4 months
Philip Houghton-Brown Chief Investment Officer - New Zealand, Mercer (Nz) Ltd 4 years, 11 months
Philip Graham Deputy Chief Investment Officer - Pacific, Mercer Australia (Pty) Ltd 5 years, 11 months