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Forsyth Barr Australian Equities Fund

The fund aims to achieve positive long-term returns by investing in selected Australian shares, subject to the risks associated with investments in international share markets.

Unit Price

AS AT 17 JAN 2020

1.3164 NZD

Month End Unit Price

As at 30 Nov 2019

1.286 NZD

Manager's Comment

We actively manage the fund’s foreign currency exposures. As at 29 November 2019, these exposures represented 91.05% of the value of the fund. After allowing for foreign currency hedges in place, 77.13% of the value of the fund was unhedged and exposed to foreign currency risk. The next Manager’s commentary will be included in the December Performance Summary (available January 2020).

Major Investments

Company name Volume
Commonwealth Bank of Australia Limited 12.19%
CSL Limited 11.00%
BHP Group Limited 9.66%
ANZ transactional bank account 8.64%
Westpac Banking Corporation 7.87%
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited 6.20%
National Australia Bank Limited 6.05%
Woolworths Limited 4.48%
Wesfarmers Limited 4.29%
Telstra Corporation Limited 4.13%
Major holdings as % of total portfolio 74.51%
Total portfolio holdings 25

Return Comparison

As at 30 Nov 2019

1 Month 3 Months 1 Year 3 Years Since commenced operation*
Net Fund Return 1 Month 0.48% 3 Months 1.94% 1 Year 16.27% 3 Years 9.01% Since commenced operation* 1.75%
Gross Fund Return 1 Month 0.81% 3 Months 2.63% 1 Year 19.03% 3 Years 11.38% Since commenced operation* 3.65%
S&P/ASX Accumulation 200 Index (0% Hedged to the NZD) 1 Month 1.30% 3 Months 3.38% 1 Year 24.86% 3 Years 13.07% Since commenced operation* 5.23%
S&P/ASX Accumulation 200 Index (50% Hedged to the NZD) 1 Month 2.30% 3 Months 4.13% 1 Year 25.57% 3 Years 13.03% Since commenced operation* 6.09%
S&P/ASX Accumulation 200 Index (100% Hedged to the NZD) 1 Month 3.30% 3 Months 4.88% 1 Year 26.23% 3 Years 12.91% Since commenced operation* 6.80%

The unit prices shown do not take into account any adjustment for PIE tax.

Net Fund Returns are calculated after deduction of fund charges, trading expenses and accrued tax for a New Zealand resident paying individual tax at the highest Prescribed Investor Rate (28%). Gross Fund Returns are calculated before deduction of taxes and fund charges but after deduction of trading expenses. Market index returns do not have any deductions for fund charges, trading expenses or tax.

The S&P/ASX Accumulation 200 Index (“Index”) is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and/or its affiliates and has been licensed for use by Forsyth Barr Limited. Copyright © 2015 S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, a subsidiary of McGraw Hill Financial Inc., and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Redistribution, reproduction and/or photocopying in whole or in part are prohibited without written permission of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC. For more information on any of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC’s indices please visit S&P® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. Neither S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC, their affiliates nor their third party licensors make any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the ability of any index to accurately represent the asset class or market sector that it purports to represent and neither S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC, their affiliates nor their third party licensors shall have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of any index or the data included therein.

Fund update

As at 30 Sept 2019

This document tells you how the Forsyth Barr Australian Equities Fund has performed and what fees were charged. The document will help you to compare the fund with other funds.

General Fund Information

Risk indicator

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The risk indicator is rated from 1 (low) to 7 (high). The rating reflects how much the value of the relevant fund’s assets goes up and down (volatility). A higher risk generally means higher potential returns over time, but more ups and downs along the way. The risk indicator is based on the returns data for the five years to 30 September 2019. See more information about the risks of investing in the Product Disclosure Statement.

Target investment mix

Price Volume
Cash and cash equivalents 5.00%
New Zealand fixed interest 0.00%
International fixed interest 0.00%
Australasian equities 85.00%
International equities 0.00%
Listed property 10.00%

Things to note

  • Manager: Forsyth Barr Investment Management Limited
  • Date the fund started: 26 June 2008
  • Tax status: Portfolio Investment Fund (PIE)
  • Minimum suggested investment time frame: At least five years
  • Benchmark: None
  • Currency: New Zealand dollars
  • View the Product Disclosure Statement for detailed information about this Fund and Forsyth Barr Investment Funds Scheme.


Annual fund charges are currently 1.30% of the net asset value of the fund (estimated), made up of our management fee (1.25%) and other annual fund charges (0.05%, estimated).

All fees and charges are quoted exclusive of GST.

Forsyth Barr Investment Management is the manager of the Investment Funds. The comments on this webpage do not take your personal circumstances into account. Before acting on this information, please contact your Forsyth Barr Authorised Financial Adviser. His or her disclosure statement is available on request and free of charge. Forsyth Barr Limited and its affiliates do not make any representation or warranty (express or implied) that this webpage is accurate, complete, or current and to the maximum extent permitted by law disclaim any liability for loss which may be incurred by any person relying on this webpage. This webpage is not intended to be distributed or made available to any person in any jurisdiction where doing so would constitute a breach of any applicable laws or regulations.

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21 locations around New Zealand

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