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Global ESG (NZD Hedged)

A globally diversified fund that adjusts companies to be in alignment with the 2016 Paris Agreement. Hedged against currency fluctuations.


5 year p.a. index return as at 31 October 2023


Indicative dividend yield as at 31 October 2023


Management fee p.a.


How is this fund different to others?

The Kernel Global ESG Fund invests in a broad range of global equities that collectively align with the 2016 Paris Agreement. It rewards companies with strategies and outcomes aligned to keep global warming to 1.5° Celsius. It goes beyond simple exclusions to deliver a more robust ESG integration for investors wanting the companies they’ve invested in to be aligned with their values. The fund tracks the S&P Developed Ex-Korea Large Mid Cap Net Zero 2050 Paris-Aligned ESG Ex-Non-Pharma Animal Testing Index. Hedged against currency fluctuations. The hedging of currency means an investor receives the changes in value of underlying companies while minimising the changing strength of the New Zealand dollar, or gaining or losing when converting back to New Zealand.


As at October 31, 2023




Information Technology


Apple Inc


Information Technology

4.65% Inc


Consumer Discretionary


Nvidia Ord


Information Technology


Costco Wholesale Corp


Consumer Staples


Alphabet Inc Class A


Communication Services


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  • Range of returns




    The lowest and highest 12 month returns, in 5 years to the end of October 2023*

  • Growth of $10k


    For the 5 years to 31 October 2023, an investment of $10,000 would be up 61.29%*

  • Investment Objective

    Growth & Diversification

    The fund is designed to provide long-term capital growth and diversification.

*These are the gross index returns, not including fees or taxes.


As at October 31, 2023

  • -7.25%

    3 months

  • 13.93%

    1 year

  • 10.03%

    5 years

  • N/A

    10 years

Index returns are total returns gross of imputation credits where applicable, not including fees or taxes. All yearly returns are annualised.


The risk indicator reflects how much the value of the 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 lowest risk rating doesn’t mean “risk-free” and this risk indicator is not a guarantee of a Fund’s future performance.

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Documents & Resources

Latest Fund Factsheet

Updated: 31.10.2023

Kernel Funds Latest Fund Update

Updated: 30.09.2023

Kernel KiwiSaver Plan Fund Update

Updated: 30.09.2023

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Indices provided by: S&P Dow Jones Indices