Harbour investment options for wholesale investors

Premium Tailored Portfolio Service

Harbour offers a tailored portfolio service for select clients. This service is available for clients with excess of $5m to invest across asset classes. Harbour will offer both advice, and assistance, with designing a portfolio to help meet specific investor requirements.

We will gain an understanding of your investment requirements. A strategic asset allocation is modelled to provide parameters around asset allocation and expected returns - combined with levels of acceptable risk and volatility.

Once agreement is reached on the appropriate asset allocation, we will provide assistance in meeting client identification and verification requirements, to reflect regulatory obligations. We then invest your funds and assets as agreed, with the funds being held by an independent custodian on your behalf.

Once invested, the Harbour investment team will monitor your portfolio and may make tactical asset allocations to your portfolio, in line with your agreed objectives, and investment ranges. This tactical asset allocation ensures Harbour responds to market conditions, yet still has the ability to protect and grow your portfolio.

We provide comprehensive monthly reporting, commentary on markets and your individual portfolio, combined with consolidated performance reporting. We encourage clients to actively engage with our investment team as we believe that face-to-face meetings can deepen the relationship and strengthen communication. We also provide you with our latest investment thoughts and research.

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Wholesale client investment solutions

For those wholesale clients who do not require Harbour’s Premium Tailored Portfolio Service, we can still meet your investment requirements. Clients with an excess of $750,000 to invest, we provide a range of both single sector and multi-sector funds for consideration.

We will gain an understanding of your particular investment requirements and will work together to agree on a single asset class solution or an appropriate blend of Harbour funds. We explain why we believe the Harbour fund/s will help deliver on the clients stated investment outcomes.

We will provide assistance in meeting client identification and verification requirements, reflecting our regulatory obligations. We then invest your funds and assets as agreed, with the funds being held by an independent custodian on your behalf.

We provide comprehensive monthly reporting with comments on markets and the performance of the funds you are invested in. We also provide clients with our latest investment thoughts and research and, if required, will arrange annual meetings or calls with the Harbour investment team.

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Fund options

Harbour offers wholesale investors the following range of NZ unit trust Portfolio Investment Entities (PIEs). Contact Kendal Law for more information.

Australasian Equity Fund – Wholesale

The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve a gross return of 5.0% per annum above the benchmark return over full market cycles, gross of fees and tax. The benchmark from 1 July 2016 is now the S&P NZX50 Index. The Fund provides actively managed exposure to New Zealand and Australian listed equities. The Fund typically holds 25 to 35 listed equities and can hold up to 40% in Australian equities.

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Australasian Equity Income Fund – Wholesale

The investment objective of the Fund is to generate attractive levels of income each quarter from a diversified portfolio of New Zealand and Australasian listed equities as well as cash and fixed interest securities. The Fund intends to pay distributions on a quarterly basis.

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Australasian Equity Focus Fund – Wholesale

The investment objective of the Fund is to deliver medium to long term capital growth through investing in quality businesses with strong growth prospects. Over the medium term the Fund expects to out-perform a 50% NZX50 and a 50% ASX200 (which is 50% hedged into NZ dollars).

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NZ Core Fixed Interest Fund – Wholesale

The investment objective of the Fund aims to outperform benchmark by 100 basis points per annum over a rolling three year period. The Fund is benchmarked against a 50:50 weighted average of the NZ Government Stock Index and ANZ A-Grade Corporate Index. The Fund is an actively managed investment grade bond fund that invests predominantly in New Zealand government and corporate fixed income securities.

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NZ Short Duration Fund

The Harbour NZ Short Duration Fund is an investment grade portfolio that holds liquid money market securities and short-term maturity corporate bonds, all denominated in New Zealand Dollars. The Fund is designed to earn a premium over 90 day bank bills, while aiming to avoid the volatility of traditional fixed interest funds.

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T. Rowe Price Global Equity Growth Fund

Harbour has partnered with Baltimore-based global asset manager T. Rowe Price in bringing a global equity Portfolio Investment Entity (PIE) Fund to the New Zealand market. The Fund’s objective is to provide long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in a portfolio of securities of companies which are traded, listed or due to be listed, on recognized exchanges and/or markets throughout the world. The portfolio may include investments in the securities of companies traded, listed or due to be listed, on recognized exchanges and/or markets of developing countries.

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For further information on each wholesale fund including investment objectives, guidelines, and fees please contact Kendal Law (details below).

Kendal Law

+64 9 3651925