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Introduction

The Morningstar Category™ classification system for funds lets institutions, advisers and investors effectively compare like funds. We group funds which can be reasonably considered to be close investment alternatives, and for which performance and other statistical measures, such as fees, are comparable. The Morningstar Category classification system is a valuable referencing system to make fund selection efficient. Where possible, the Morningstar Category classification is intended to be compatible with Morningstar’s portfolio building philosophy, providing a fundamental structure for effective portfolio diversification across all asset classes.

Criteria for determining ‘close investment alternatives’ include (in order) whether:

  • The tax treatment and legal characteristics of the funds is the same;
  • Benchmarks, stated maximum and minimum exposures to asset classes, and possibly actual total exposures to various sectors, are similar and fall within the Morningstar definitions;
  • The funds could be considered to be alternatives for performance comparisons and other statistical analysis and in constructing an investor’s portfolio;
  • The fund’s investment style and market capitalisation constituency is considered to be highly consistent for portfolio construction purposes; and
  • There are any other criteria that should be considered relevant by Morningstar. (For example, statements from the fund manager, where appropriate, may be considered when determining the classification of a fund.)Morningstar’s Category classification system, which has achieved widespread market acceptance, has been designed to ensure:
  • Performance comparisons can be made within groupings where both volatility and return can be justifiably compared;
  • Statistical analysis, including ratings, within groupings can be justifiably compared;
  • Easy choice of competing funds and market analysis through a logical referencing scheme;
  • Analysis does not suffer from inconsistency of taxation treatment; and
  • A classification system which is easily understood, user-friendly, technically defensible, and able to be implemented within reasonable timeframes.

 

Equity Funds

Equity Australia Large Value

Equity Australia Large Value funds invest primarily in large Australian companies that are less expensive and/or may be growing more slowly than other large-cap companies. Stocks in the top 70% of the capitalisation of the equities market are defined as large-cap. Value is generally characterised by low stock valuations (low price ratios and high dividend yields) and low growth rates (low growth rates for earnings, sales, book value, and cash flow).

Morningstar Category Benchmark: S&P/ASX 200 TR

Equity Australia Large Growth

Equity Australia Large Growth funds invest in large Australian companies that are projected to grow faster than other large-cap stocks in the Australian market. Stocks in the top 70% of the capitalisation of the equities market are defined as large-cap. Growth stocks are generally characterised by high growth expectations (high growth rates for earnings, sales, book value, and cash flow) and high valuations (high price ratios and low dividend yields). Many portfolios focus on companies in rapidly expanding industries.

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Morningstar Category Benchmark: S&P/ASX 200 TR

Equity Australia Large Blend

Equity Australian Large Blend funds invest primarily in large Australian companies. Stocks in the top 70% of the capitalisation of the Australian equities market are defined as large-cap. The blend style is assigned to portfolios where neither growth- nor value-characterised stocks dominate.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: S&P/ASX 200 TR

Equity Australia Large Geared

Equity Australian Large Geared funds invest in large Australian companies. Stocks in the top 70% of the capitalisation of the equities market are defined as large-cap. The manager may raise further funds through borrowing directly from financial institutions to purchase extra stocks, thus taking on an increased element of risk.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: S&P/ASX 200 TR

Equity Australia Mid/Small Value

Equity Australia Mid/Small Blend funds invest primarily in small- to mid-sized Australian companies. Stocks in the bottom 30% of the capitalisation of the Australian equities market are defined as mid/small-cap. Value stocks are generally characterised by low stock valuations (low price ratios and high dividend yields) and low growth rates (low growth rates for earnings, sales, book value, and cash flow).

Morningstar Category Benchmark: S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries TR

Equity Australia Mid/Small Growth

Equity Australia Mid/Small Growth funds invest primarily in small- to mid-sized Australian companies. Stocks in the bottom 30% of the capitalisation of the Australian equities market are defined as mid/small-cap. Growth stocks are generally characterised by high growth expectations (high growth rates for earnings, sales, book value, and cash flow) and high valuations (high price ratios and low dividend yields). Most portfolios focus on companies in rapidly expanding industries.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries TR

Equity Australia Mid/Small Blend

Equity Australia Mid/Small Blend funds invest primarily in small- to mid-sized Australian companies. Stocks in the bottom 30% of the capitalisation of the Australian equities market are defined as mid/small-cap. The blend style is assigned to portfolios where neither growth- nor value-characterised stocks predominate.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries TR

Equity Australia Long Short

Long-short Australian equity funds hold sizeable stakes in both long and short positions in Australian-domiciled equities, exchange-traded funds, and related derivatives. Some funds that fall into this category may alter their exposure to long and short positions depending on their macro outlook or the opportunities they uncover through bottom-up research. Market exposure to Australian equity can vary between low and moderately high over the medium term. Funds that maintain consistent and relatively high exposure to the Australian equity market will typically not reside in this category. Funds in this category are more likely than funds in other equity categories to have an absolute target objective, rather than a market benchmark objective

Morningstar Category Benchmark: S&P/ASX 200 TR

Equity Australia Other

Equity Australia Other funds invest almost exclusively in Australian companies (that is less than 20% of the portfolio is in assets other than equities). Although these funds may have a bias towards style and size characteristics, they may also be defined by a single sector or country exposure.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: S&P/ASX 200 TR

Equity Australia Derivative Income

Derivative Income funds should generate regular and sustainable income while typically maintaining significant exposure to Australian shares. The use of derivatives is fundamental to the strategy, and will be used to complement the income derived from shares (dividends and franking credits). Income is not achieved by paying down capital.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: S&P/ASX 200 TR

Equity Australia Real Estate

Equity Australia - Real Estate funds invest almost exclusively in Australian listed property trusts. This may be either completely in their own right or through property syndicates. At least 75% of the portfolio is invested in listed property, with a smaller component in direct property and/or cash.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: S&P/ASX 300 A-REIT TR

Equity World Large Value

Equity Region World Large Value funds invest primarily in large companies listed from around the globe. Stocks in the top 70% of the capitalisation of an equities market are defined as large-cap. Value stocks are generally characterised by low stock valuations (low price ratios and high dividend yields) and low growth rates (low growth rates for earnings, sales, book value, and cash flow).

Morningstar Category Benchmark: MSCI World Ex Australia NR AUD

Equity World Large Growth

Equity World Large Growth funds invest in large companies listed around the globe. Stocks in the top 70% of the capitalisation of the equities market are defined as large-cap. Growth stocks are generally characterised by high growth expectations (high growth rates for earnings, sales, book value, and cash flow) and high valuations (high price ratios and low dividend yields). Most portfolios focus on companies in rapidly expanding industries.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: MSCI World Ex Australia NR AUD

Equity World Large Blend

Equity World Large Blend funds invest primarily in large companies listed around the globe. Stocks in the top 70% of the capitalisation of an equities market are defined as large-cap. The portfolio is not defined by an exposure to a single sector or region. The blend style is assigned to portfolios where neither growth- nor value-characterised stocks predominate.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: MSCI World Ex Australia NR AUD

Equity World Mid/Small

Equity World Mid/Small funds invest primarily in small- to medium-sized companies listed around the global. Stocks in the bottom 30% of the capitalisation of their equities market are defined as mid/small cap. The portfolio is not defined by an exposure to a single sector or region. Funds in this category may exhibit value, growth, or blended investment style.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: MSCI World Small Cap NR AUD

Equity World Long Short

Long-short World equity funds hold sizeable stakes in both long and short positions in non-Australian-domiciled equities, exchange-traded funds, and related derivatives. Some funds that fall into this category may alter their exposure to long and short positions depending on their macro outlook or the opportunities they uncover through bottom-up research. Market exposure to World equity can vary between low and moderately high over the medium term. Funds that maintain consistent and relatively high exposure to the World equity market will typically not reside in this category. Funds in this category are more likely than funds in other equity categories to have an absolute target objective, rather than a market benchmark objective

Morningstar Category Benchmark: MSCI World Ex Australia NR AUD

Equity World Other

Equity World Other funds are almost exclusively dedicated to global stocks, that is, less than 20% of the portfolio is in assets other than equities. Although these funds may have a bias towards style and size characteristics, they may also be defined by a single sector or country exposure.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: MSCI World Ex Australia NR AUD

Equity World – Currency Hedged

Equity World – Currency Hedged funds invest in companies listed on the global equities markets. These funds seek to protect against the impact of foreign currency movements by being predominately hedged for foreign exchange risk as a neutral position. These portfolios may have a bias towards a style or size characteristic. The fund returns used as the category benchmark are calculated before the management fee has been applied.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Morningstar DM xAus Large-Mid NR Hdg AUD

Equity Greater China

Equity China funds invest in the securities of companies listed in China, including Hong Kong and Taiwan. Securities from these countries typically account for at least 75% of the portfolio.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: MSCI AC Golden Dragon NR USD

Equity North America

Equity North America funds invest in the securities of companies listed in the USA and/or Canada. Securities from these countries typically account for at least 75% of the portfolio.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: MSCI US NR AUD

Equity Europe

Equity Europe funds focus their investments in securities originating from companies from the European region. Generally, stocks from Europe account for at least 75% of the portfolio holdings and may also include exposure to stocks from emerging markets in the region.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: MSCI Europe NR USD

Equity Asia Pacific w/o Japan

Equity Region Asia Pacific without Japan funds invest in companies from the Asia Pacific region, excluding Japan. Asia Pacific securities typically account for at least 75% of the portfolio and may include stocks from emerging markets in the region.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: MSCI AC Asia Ex Japan NR AUD

Equity Japan

Equity Region Japan funds that are dedicated to investing in securities originating from companies domiciled in Japan. Japanese stocks account for at least 75% of the portfolio holdings.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: MSCI Japan NR USD

Equity Emerging Markets

Equity Region Emerging Markets funds invest in companies listed in emerging markets from around the globe. Emerging market securities typically account for at least 75% of the portfolio.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: MSCI EM NR AUD

Equity Global Technology

Equity Global Technology funds typically invest in technology companies listed around the globe, without any specific regional bias in company selection. These are most commonly, computer, Internet, and communications stocks.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: MSCI World Ex Australia NR AUD

Equity Global Real Estate

Equity Global Real Estate funds typically invest in listed property trusts from around the globe, without any specific regional bias in company selection. At least 75% of the portfolio is invested in listed property (or REITS), with a smaller component in direct property and/or cash.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed NR Hdg AUD

Equity Global Resources

Equity Global Resource funds invest principally in the equities of companies involved in the extraction or sale of resources. Most invest in a range of companies, including energy, mining, timber, and water issues. These funds invest at least 75% of total assets in equities, and invest at least 50% of equity assets in non-Australian resource companies. Funds investing primarily in commodities-linked derivatives or physical commodities are placed in the Morningstar Commodities category.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: S&P Global Natural Resources TR USD

 

Balanced Funds

Multisector Conservative

Multisector Conservative funds have portfolios that are invested in a number of sectors and have 20% or less of their investments in growth sectors. These are typically defined as equity and property asset classes.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Morningstar AUS Con Tgt Alloc NR AUD

Multisector Moderate

The Multisector Moderate Category consists of funds that invest in a number of sectors and have between 21% and 40% of their investments exposed to the growth sectors. These are typically defined as equity and property asset classes.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Morningstar AUS Mod Tgt Alloc NR AUD

Multisector Balanced

Multisector Balanced funds invest in a number of sectors and have 41% to 60% of their assets in growth sectors. These are typically defined as equity and property asset classes.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Morningstar AUS Balance Tgt Alloc NR AUD

Multisector Growth

Multisector Growth funds invest in a number of sectors and have between 61% and 80% of their assets in growth sectors. These are typically defined as equity and property asset classes.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Morningstar AUS Growth Tgt Alloc NR AUD

Multisector Aggressive

Multisector Aggressive funds invest in a number of sectors and have over 80% of their assets in growth sectors. These are typically defined as equity and property asset classes.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Morningstar AUS Agg Tgt Alloc NR AUD

Multisector Life Stages – 1940s and earlier

Funds in this category invest in multiple asset classes, the weights of which reflect those that the manager considers appropriate for an investor born in the 1940s or earlier. The asset allocation of Life-stage funds becomes more conservative over time (investing in more bonds, fewer shares) to reflect the changing risk appetite of their members as they get closer to retirement. This category does not include those products of providers that merely transfer investors between funds, partially or wholly, when they reach a certain age.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Morningstar AUS Mod Tgt Alloc NR AUD

Multisector Life Stages – 1950s

Funds in this category invest in multiple asset classes, the weights of which reflect those that the manager considers appropriate for an investor born in the 1950s. The asset allocation of Life-stage funds becomes more conservative over time (investing in more bonds, fewer shares) to reflect the changing risk appetite of their members as they get closer to retirement. This category does not include those products of providers that merely transfer investors between funds, partially or wholly, when they reach a certain age.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Morningstar AUS Balance Tgt Alloc NR AUD

Multisector Life Stages – 1960s

Funds in this category invest in multiple asset classes, the weights of which reflect those that the manager considers appropriate for an investor born in the 1960s. The asset allocation of Life-stage funds becomes more conservative over time (investing in more bonds, fewer shares) to reflect the changing risk appetite of their members as they get closer to retirement. This category does not include those products of providers that merely transfer investors between funds, partially or wholly, when they reach a certain age.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Morningstar AUS Growth Tgt Alloc NR AUD

Multisector Life Stages – 1970s

Funds in this category invest in multiple asset classes, the weights of which reflect those that the manager considers appropriate for an investor born in the 1970s. The asset allocation of Life-stage funds becomes more conservative over time (investing in more bonds, fewer shares) to reflect the changing risk appetite of their members as they get closer to retirement. This category does not include those products of providers that merely transfer investors between funds, partially or wholly, when they reach a certain age.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Morningstar AUS Agg Tgt Alloc NR AUD

Multisector Life Stages – 1980s

Funds in this category invest in multiple asset classes, the weights of which reflect those that the manager considers appropriate for an investor born in the 1980s. The asset allocation of Life-stage funds becomes more conservative over time (investing in more bonds, fewer shares) to reflect the changing risk appetite of their members as they get closer to retirement. This category does not include those products of providers that merely transfer investors between funds, partially or wholly, when they reach a certain age.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Morningstar AUS Agg Tgt Alloc NR AUD

Multisector Life Stages – 1990s and later

Funds in this category invest in multiple asset classes, the weights of which reflect those that the manager considers appropriate for an investor born in the 1990’s or later. The asset allocation of Life-stage funds becomes more conservative over time (investing in more bonds, fewer shares) to reflect the changing risk appetite of their members as they get closer to retirement. This category does not include those products of providers that merely transfer investors between funds, partially or wholly, when they reach a certain age.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Morningstar AUS Agg Tgt Alloc NR AUD

Multisector Flexible

Multisector Flexible funds invest in a number of sectors, the weights of which will vary over time with the aim to achieve a specified return outcome. Typically, these outcomes are expressed as a cash- or inflation-plus-constant over time. Investments should typically consist primarily of predominantly long-only equities, bonds and cash, possibly with a moderate allocation to alternative investments.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Morningstar AUS Balance Tgt Alloc NR AUD

 

Fixed Income

Australian Cash

Australian Cash funds invest predominantly in highly-liquid securities, such as bank deposits and bank bills. The overall maturity is expected to be less than one year. Exposure to cash/overnight accounts are also included.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Morningstar AU Cash GR AUD

Australian Short Term Fixed Interest

Australian Short Term Fixed Interest funds invest predominantly in highly-liquid securities, such as bank deposits and bank bills. They may also invest in direct fixed-interest securities, as well as high-quality corporate debt and asset-backed securities. They can also use derivatives to hedge and exploit market conditions. The overall maturity is expected to be less than one year. The average credit quality of the fund is typically 'A' or above, as rated by a recognised credit ratings agency.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Bloomberg AusBond Bank 0+ Yr TR AUD

Mortgages

Mortgage funds will predominately invest predominately in a diversified portfolio of registered first mortgages secured over Australian property. They may also invest in fixed interest, money market securities or cash. This category will exclude any fund falling under the Mortgages - Aggressive definition below.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Bloomberg AusBond Bank 0+ Yr TR AUD

Mortgages Aggressive

Mortgages Aggressive funds invest predominately in a diversified portfolio of registered first mortgages secured over Australian property. They will also have an exposure of at least 20% to Mezzanine Debt, Development/Construction loans, Pre-developed/Vacant Land or Specialty Loans (such as hotels and retirement villages) or engage in other higher risk practices, such as ‘low-doc’ lending.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Bloomberg AusBond Bank 0+ Yr TR AUD

Bonds - Australia

Bonds - Australia funds invest in traditional Australian fixed interest securities. These include government and corporate debt, with terms to maturity generally greater than one year. The average credit quality of the fund is typically 'A –' or above, as rated by a recognised credit ratings agency.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Bloomberg AusBond Composite 0+Y TR AUD

Bonds - Emerging Market Debt

Emerging Market Debt funds typically invest at least 75 % in global emerging market debt – including emerging market hard currency debt, emerging market local currency debt/cash/currencies, or emerging market corporate debt. Up to 25 % could be invested in other types of fixed income or cash. The funds may use a range of currency hedging strategies from fully hedged, unhedged, partial hedging, or active currency management.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: JPM GBI EM Global Diversified TR USD

Bonds - Global

Bonds - Global funds invest in foreign government and corporate debt, with terms to maturity generally greater than one year. The average credit quality of the fund is typically 'A –' or above, as rated by a recognised ratings agency. Funds in this category maintain a predominant currency hedge.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: BarCap Global Aggregate TR Hdg AUD

Bonds - Global/Australia

Bond - Global/Australia funds invest in a combination of Australian and global bonds. These consist of both government and corporate debt, with terms to maturity generally greater than one year. A small portion may also be invested in cash or cash-like securities to hedge currency risks. At least 25% of the portfolio invested in Australian Bonds is required.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Morningstar Aus UBS Comp/BCGA TR Hdg AUD

Bonds - Inflation-linked

Inflation-linked bond funds predominantly invest in fixed interest securities that are indexed to inflation (most commonly CPI). These include securities issued by government and corporations, with terms to maturity generally greater than one year.

Morningstar Category Benchmark:Bloomberg Aus Bond Infl 0-10Y TR AUD

Diversified Credit

Diversified Credit funds invest in Australian and/or global credit securities. They typically focus on active credit selection to deliver higher returns than government bonds. While these funds can invest in sub-investment grade and unrated issues, the average credit quality of the fund is typically 'BBB' or above, as rated by a recognised credit ratings agency.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: BBgBarc Global Agg Corp TR Hdg AUD

High Yield Credit

High Yield Credit funds invest in Australian and/or global credit securities. They typically focus on active credit selection to deliver higher returns than government bonds. The average credit quality is sub-investment grade, as rated by a recognised ratings agency. This includes allocation to emerging-market debt, junk bonds, structured credit and unrated issues.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: BBgBarc Global High Yield TR Hdg AUD

Unconstrained Fixed Income

The Unconstrained Fixed Income category contains funds that have broad scope to build a portfolio with little reference to traditional bond indices. Investments can include a mix of government bonds, corporate debt, securitised bonds, sub investment grade debt, emerging markets debt, private debt and hybrid securities. Active currency positions may also be enacted, while derivatives may be prominent for implementing and managing exposures. Aggregate portfolio interest rate and credit risk can vary substantially both over time and relative to standard market indices, though some fixed income market beta is expected. Funds may retain some limited exposure to other asset classes, provided the focus of such assets remains on income generation.

Morningstar Category Benchmark:Bloomberg Aus Bond Composite 0+YTR AUD

Reserve Backed

Reserve Backed funds invest in highly 'secure' holdings such as high-quality debt securities and blue chip stocks - these funds typically guarantee a particular return on an investment and generally declare a rate of return for the fund.

Morningstar Category Benchmark:Bloomberg Aus Bond Composite 0+YTR AUD

 

Other

Alternative – Macro Trading

Macro trading strategies, using either systematic or discretionary methods, look for investment opportunities by studying such factors as the global economy, government policies, interest rates, inflation, and market trends. As opportunists, these funds are not restricted by asset class and may invest across such disparate assets as global equities, bonds, currencies, and commodities, and make extensive use of derivatives. Although these strategies aim to provide returns that are not correlated to traditional market indexes over a full market cycle, they can take significant directional long or short positions on any asset class over short periods and may have relatively high portfolio turnover.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Morningstar AU Cash GR AUD

Alternative - Multistrategy

Multistrategy portfolios offer investors exposure to two or more alternative investment strategies, as defined by Morningstar’s alternative category classifications, through either a single-manager or multimanager approach. Funds in this category typically have a majority of their assets exposed to alternative strategies, but at a minimum, alternatives must comprise greater than 30% of the strategy’s gross exposure. The category includes funds with static allocations to alternative strategies as well as those that tactically adjust their exposure to different alternative strategies and asset classes. Multistrategy funds typically aim to have low to modest sensitivity to traditional market indexes, although that may not be the case for strategies with lower alternatives allocations.

Star Ratings are not calculated due to the non-homogeneous nature of funds in this category.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Morningstar AU Cash GR AUD

Alternative – Systematic Trend

Systematic trend strategies primarily implement trend-following, price-momentum strategies by trading long and short liquid global futures, options, swaps, and foreign exchange contracts. The remaining exposure may be invested in a mix of other complementary non-traditional risk premia. These portfolios typically obtain exposure referencing a mix of diversified global markets, including commodities, currencies, government bonds, interest rates and equity indexes. Star Ratings are not calculated due to the non-homogeneous nature of funds in this category.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Morningstar AU Cash GR AUD

Alternative - Other

Alternative miscellaneous portfolios engage in investment strategies that don’t currently fit into any of Morningstar’s existing alternative categories.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Morningstar AU Cash GR AUD

Commodities & Precious Metals

Commodities funds invest in direct holdings or derivative securities that provide exposure to changes in price of soft commodities, like coffee, cocoa, sugar, corn, wheat, etc, or hard commodities, like precious metals, iron ore, cotton, oil, etc. (Funds in this category do not receive a Morningstar Rating due to the potentially diverse nature of the constituents.)

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Bloomberg Commodity TR USD

Equity Global Infrastructure

Global Infrastructure funds invest in listed or unlisted infrastructure securities issued by global entities that have as their primary focus (in terms of income and/or assets) the management, ownership and/or operation of infrastructure and utilities assets.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: FTSE Dvlp Core Infra 50/50 NR AUD

Equity Global Infrastructure – Currency Hedged

Global Infrastructure – Currency Hedged funds invest in listed or unlisted infrastructure securities issued by global entities that have as their primary focus (in terms of income and/or assets) the management, ownership and/or operation of infrastructure and utilities assets. These funds seek to protect against the impact of foreign currency movements by being predominately hedged for foreign exchange risk as a neutral position.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: FTSE Dvlp Core Infra 50/50 NR Hdg AUD

Unlisted and Direct Property

Unlisted and Direct Property funds are typically invested in direct property (including syndicates) and unlisted property securities in Australia and around the world. A small portion of the fund’s investments may also be held in cash.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT TR

Miscellaneous

The Miscellaneous category contains funds that are not suited to and/or do not meet the criteria set for any of the other Morningstar categories. The funds in this category are reassessed regularly and when there are sufficient like funds to create a meaningful peer group, a new category is created.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: Morningstar AU Cash GR AUD

Miscellaneous NZD

The Miscellaneous NZD category contains funds that are legally domiciled in Australia, but are valued and priced in New Zealand Dollars. This category may contain funds that invest in any number of different asset classes.

Morningstar Category Benchmark: S&P/NZX NZ Govt Bond GR NZD

 

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