Mint Asset Management to manage active NZ Equities for NZ SUPER FUND

Mint Asset Management has been appointed to a $150 million active New Zealand equities mandate for the New Zealand Superannuation Fund.

The appointment was effective 1 July 2015 and transition of the mandate to Mint is now complete.

Matt Whineray, NZ Super Fund Chief Investment Officer, said the Fund was committed to using a combination of external managers alongside its internal team to manage its $1-billion plus portfolio of New Zealand equities.

“Mint is a welcome addition to our stable of managers and we look forward to working closely with them,” said Mr Whineray.  “Their appointment follows a comprehensive selection process.”

Rebecca Thomas, Mint Asset Management CEO, said: ”We look forward to working with the team at the NZ Super Fund and making a contribution to the Fund’s ongoing success.”

The NZ Super Fund also has an active New Zealand equity mandate with Devon Asset Management. A further mandate with Milford Asset Management remains suspended and is being managed by the Guardians until further notice.

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About Mint Asset Management

Mint Asset Management (www.mintasset.co.nz) is an independent asset management business based in Auckland. The firm was established in 2006 and offers a range of high quality active investment portfolios focussed on generating sustainable returns for investors.

About the New Zealand Superannuation Fund

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund is a sovereign wealth fund established by the New Zealand Government to partially pre-fund the future cost of universal pension payments. A long-term, growth-oriented investor, the Fund has returned 10.3% p.a. since inception in 2003. The Fund is managed by the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, a Crown entity. The NZ Super Fund has holdings in more than 6,000 listed companies globally.  Funds under management were $29.6 billion as at 31 May 2015.

Media contacts

NZ Super Fund – Catherine Etheredge, Head of Communications,cetheredge@nzsuperfund.co.nz, 0274 777 501

Mint Asset Management – Rebecca Thomas, Chief Executive Officer,rebecca.thomas@mintasset.co.nz, 021 674 435.