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Forsyth Barr Income Fund

The fund was established on 11 December 2020, however applications were accepted from 18 December 2020.

The fund aims to pay distributions, while maintaining its capital value over the long-term by choosing exposure across asset classes. Investors can expect moderate to high levels of movement up and down in value and to receive longer-term returns that are generally higher than term deposit rates of domestic major banks and are lower than those of the Growth Fund.

Unit Price

AS AT 9 Apr 2021

1.0031 NZD

The unit prices shown do not take into account any adjustment for PIE tax.
Buy/sell spreads may apply when transacting. There are currently none.

Income Distributions

The Forsyth Barr Income Fund aims to make regular distributions on a quarterly basis in April, July, October and January.  You can elect to have distributions re-invested in the fund or paid into your bank account. As the fund started on 11 December 2020, the fund will not pay a distribution prior to April 2021. 

Month End Unit Price

As at 28 Feb 2021

0.9850 NZD

Manager's comment

Foreign currency exposures associated with international fixed interest are hedged to the New Zealand dollar. We actively manage the fund’s currency exposures associated with international and Australian equites, and listed property. As at 28 February 2021, these exposures represented 19.98% of the value of the fund. After allowing for foreign currency hedges in place, approximately 13.20% of the value of the fund was unhedged and exposed to foreign currency risk.

The next Manager’s commentary will be included in the March Performance Summary (available April 2021).


Major Investments

As at 28 Feb 2021

Company name Volume
ANZ transactional bank account 24.70%
Goodman Property Trust 2.16%
Kiwi Property Group Limited 2.07%
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited 1.95%
Precinct Properties New Zealand Limited 1.63%
Vital Healthcare Property Trust 1.42%
Stride Property Group 1.40%
CSL Limited 1.40%
The a2 Milk Company Limited 1.38%
BHP Group Limited 1.35%
Total portfolio holdings 1864

Performance over time

Return Comparison

As at 28 Feb 2021

1 Month 3 Months 1 Year 3 Years Since commenced operation
Net Fund Return 1 Month -1.78% 3 Months N/A 1 Year N/A 3 Years N/A Since commenced operation -1.42%
Gross Fund Return 1 Month -1.77% 3 Months N/A 1 Year N/A 3 Years N/A Since commenced operation -1.40%
Composite Index 1 Month -2.42% 3 Months N/A 1 Year N/A 3 Years N/A Since commenced operation -1.61%

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 the deduction of taxes and fund charges but after the deductions of trading expenses and including imputation credits and foreign tax credits where available.

Things to note

  • Manager: Forsyth Barr Investment Management Limited
  • Date the fund started: 11 December 2020
  • 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 0.75% p.a. of the value of your investment. This means that we pay management and administration charges along with the Supervisor fee out of this. All fees and charges are quoted exclusive of GST.

Trail commission may be paid to a Financial Adviser responsible for your Investment Funds account. Any trail fee is paid by Forsyth Barr Limited and is not a separate charge on your Investment Funds account.

Fund update

As at 31 December 2020

This document tells you how the Forsyth Barr Income 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. This fund came into existence on 11 December 2020. We’ve calculated the risk indicator using market index returns data for periods before that date, and actual fund returns data afterwards. Using market index returns data may make the risk indicator a less reliable indicator of how much fund values might go up and down in future. See more information about the risks of investing in the Product Disclosure Statement.

Target investment mix (as at 28 February 2021)

Cash and cash equivalents 5.00%
New Zealand fixed interest 20.00%
International fixed interest 20.00%
Australasian equities 40.00%
International equities 0.00%
Listed property 15.00%

Trail commission may be paid to an adviser responsible for your Investment Funds account. Any trail fee is paid by Forsyth Barr Limited and is not a separate charge on your Investment Funds account. 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 Investment Adviser. 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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