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How to buy Fonterra Shareholders’ Fund shares (FSF)

Learn how to easily invest in FSF shares on the NZX.

The Fonterra Shareholders’ Fund is a registered managed investment scheme that allows you to invest in Fonterra Co-operative Group. If you’d like to invest in the Fonterra Shareholders’ Fund on the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX), keep reading to find out how.

How to buy shares in Fonterra on the New Zealand Exchange

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you’re a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table. Most importantly, you need to find a share trading platform that allows you to trade on the NZX.
  2. Open and fund your share trading account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Fonterra. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FSF. Research its history to confirm it’s a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Fonterra reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market’s ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Fonterra, depending on your share trading account.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Fonterra. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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Fonterra Shareholders’ Fund overview and background

The Fonterra Shareholders’ Fund allows people to invest in the financial performance of Fonterra Co-operative Group. The group, a New Zealand-based dairy co-operative owned by over 10,000 farmers, is one of New Zealand’s largest companies by market capitalisation.

The Fonterra Shareholders’ Fund is a registered managed investment scheme. Units in the fund can be traded on the NZX Main Board and the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

The fund is managed by FSF Management Company Limited.

Performance and company results

The Fonterra Shareholders’ Fund released its 2022 half year results in March 2022.

Key results announced included:

  • Reported profit after tax of $364 million, down $27 million on the same time last year.
  • Net debt of $5.6 billion, down 8%.
  • Total group revenue of $10,797 million, up 9%.
  • Interim dividend to unit holders of 5 cents per unit.

Key details


NameFonterra Shareholders FundIndustryAsset Management
Ticker symbolFSFISINNZFSFE0001S5
TypeUnitsDate listed on NZX30 Nov 2012
End of financial yearJulyIndependent chairmanJohn Shewan
Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of stocks, ETFs or any specific provider, service or offering. It should not be relied upon as investment advice or construed as providing recommendations of any kind. Stocks and ETFs trading involves substantial risk of loss and therefore are not appropriate for all investors. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before making any trades.

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