Enhanced Cash Fund

Overview

The fund aims to provide a return above the Official Cash Rate (OCR) over a rolling 12 month period, by investing in cash, cash equivalents and short-term New Zealand fixed interest assets. These investments typically have very low movement up and down in value.

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Unit Price

Month End Unit Price

As at 31 Mar 2024

1.0480 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.

Manager's Comment

How did your portfolio perform?

The Enhanced Cash Fund delivered a gross return of 0.52% in March, fractionally outperforming the fund's market index return of 0.48%.

For the six months to the end of March, the fund returned 3.25%, comfortably outperforming the market index return of 2.86% by 0.39%.

Major Investments

As at 31 Mar 2024
Company name % of fund
ANZ transactional bank account 8.93%
New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency Ltd 15/04/2026 1.50% 7.16%
Kiwibank Limited 20/09/2024 2.155% 4.44%
Auckland City Council 0% 18/04/2024 4.23%
Genesis Energy Limited 5.0% 03/04/2025 4.20%
Fonterra Co-op Group RCD 06/06/2024 4.19%
Christchurch International Airport Limited 24/05/2024 4.13% 4.18%
SBS RCD 05/04/2024 3.95%
Spark Finance Limited RCD 24/04/2024 3.94%
Mercury NZ Ltd 0% 13/06/2024 3.91%
Major holdings as % of total portfolio 49.14%

Performance over time

Return Comparison

As at 31 Mar 2024
1 Month 3 Months 1 Year *3 Years *Since commenced operation
Net Fund Return 1 Month 0.49% 3 Months 1.37% 1 Year N/A *3 Years N/A *Since commenced operation 4.81%
Gross Fund Return 1 Month 0.52% 3 Months 1.47% 1 Year N/A *3 Years N/A *Since commenced operation 5.11%
S&P/NZX Bank Bills 90-Day Index 1 Month 0.48% 3 Months 1.40% 1 Year N/A *3 Years N/A *Since commenced operation 4.70%

*Actual
Net Fund Returns are calculated before deduction of taxes but after deduction of fund charges and trading expenses and including imputation credits where available. Gross Fund Returns are calculated before deduction of taxes and fund charges but after deduction of trading expenses and including imputation credits where applicable. Market index returns do not have any deductions for fund charges, trading expenses or tax.

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Fund update

As at 31 March 2024

This document tells you how the Enhanced Cash Fund has performed and what fees were charged. The document will help you to compare the fund with other funds.
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General Fund Information

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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 31 December 2023. See more information about the risks of investing in the Product Disclosure Statement.

Target investment mix

Cash and cash equivalents 65.00%
New Zealand fixed interest 35.00%
International fixed interest 0.00%
Australasian equities 0.00%
International equities 0.00%
Listed property 0.00%

Things to note

  • Manager: Forsyth Barr Investment Management Limited
  • Investment manager: Octagon Asset Management Limited
  • Date the fund started: 7 June 2023
  • Tax status: Portfolio Investment Fund (PIE)
  • Minimum suggested investment time frame: Less than 12 months
  • Benchmark: None
  • Currency: New Zealand dollars

View the Product Disclosure Statement for detailed information about this Fund and Octagon Investment Funds Scheme.

Fees

  • Annual fund charges are currently 0.35% p.a. of the value of your investment. We pay management and administration charges along with the Supervisor fee out of this. All fees and charges are quoted exclusive of GST.

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