ANZ KiwiSaver Scheme Cash Fund

Fund report as at 31 March 2022

How has the fund performed?

Performance as at 31 March 2022


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1 year


3 years (p.a.)


5 years (p.a.)


Since launch


Performance is after the annual fund charge, and before tax and membership fees (if applicable). 

What happened this quarter (three months to 31 March 2022)

  • It was a turbulent first quarter for financial markets. Against a backdrop of rising volatility and uncertainty, defensive assets such as cash, outperformed, which saw the Cash Fund deliver a positive return over the quarter.
  • In the US, the Federal Reserve raised the fed funds rate for the first time since 2018, and signalled more rate hikes would come, while in New Zealand, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) raised the Official Cash Rate by 25 basis points.
  • The Cash Fund is a low-risk fund and is there to preserve capital for investors. As of 31 March, around 50% of its holdings were term deposits. Since the pandemic lows, the RBNZ has raised interest rates to combat rising inflation, which has pushed both mortgage and term deposit rates higher.

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What does the fund invest in?

The fund invests mainly in cash and cash equivalents. These may include investments issued by New Zealand-registered banks, the New Zealand Government, corporations or local authorities, or non-New Zealand governments.

This chart shows the mix of assets that the fund generally intends to invest in - 100% cash and cash equivalents.

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See the fund's actual investment mix on page 3 of the fund update.

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