Kempen (Lux) Global High Dividend Fund - Class ZJ

Profile

Kempen International Funds SICAV - Kempen (Lux) Global High Dividend Fund (the Fund) offers a diversified portfolio of listed companies worldwide with an expected dividend yield of 3.3% at the time the company is purchased for the first time. The portfolio contains around 100 investments, which are approximately equally weighted.

The primary objective of the Fund is to achieve a structurally better long-term return, comprising capital gains plus net dividends, than the MSCI World Total Return Index. Shares in class ZJ are only available for distributors selected by the administrator, who place orders on behalf of their clients.

Management team

Jorik van den Bos, Joris Franssen, Joost de Graaf, Dimitri Willems, Luc Plouvier, Marius Bakker

Performance per 2020-04-30 (rebased)

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Performance per 2020-04-30

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 8.7 % 11.1 %
3 months -21.0 % -10.9 %
This year -23.2 % -10.3 %
2018 -6.2 % -11.4 %
2019 20.2 % 30.0 %
1 year (on annual basis) -19.5 % -1.8 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i -8.3 % 2.0 %
Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. The value of your investments may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.
More information can be found on the documents page of this fund

Key figures

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Total fund size
EUR 288.43 M 2020-04-30
Share class size
EUR 44.80 M 2020-04-30
Number of shares
54,404 2020-04-30
Net Asset Value i
EUR 885.99 2020-06-05
Turnover rate
45.22 %
The turnover rate figure is per the end of the financial year of the fund and will be updated once a year.

Fund characteristics per 2020-04-30

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  Fund Benchmark
Number of holdings 97 1640
Dividend yield i 6.25 % 2.58 %
Weighted average market capitalization i EUR 40,983 M EUR 208,425 M
P/E ratio i 12.36 19.03
Active share i 93.26 %
Kempen (Lux) Global High Dividend Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents of the Fund are available at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Market developments per 2020-04-30

After the dramatic month of March, equity markets globally rebounded sharply in April. It was the strongest month since April 2009. The Fund had strong absolute performance but could not fully participate in the rally. So far this year, the Fund is lagging the overall market. Historically, the Dividend Fund characterizes itself by falling less in more uncertain and declining equity markets. However, in the sell-off in February and March the Fund underperformed. Partly as the ‘flight to safety’ we already saw before the market crash accelerated, but also as several companies announced dividend cuts the dividend universe was under pressure.

The most striking fact of the last months is that the ‘Quality Bubble’ has become even more extreme. A huge valuation dispersion between quality- and value stocks has been present for some time in the market, which has now reached levels never seen before. You need to go back to the IT-bubble at the start of this century to find comparable valuation dispersions. Going forward, we see this as a huge opportunity when the market will focus more on attractively valued shares.

Also this month, some companies in our portfolio reduced or fully cut their dividend. We expect some dividends will be cut inevitably as a result of what may prove to be the biggest economic crisis in decades. Either because companies choose to preserve cash, or because the decision on whether a company should pay dividends to its shareholders has become more than a financial argument. Governments and regulators are becoming more stringent towards companies regarding dividend payments, especially when they rely on government support. It is good to emphasize though, that many of our companies recently announced dividend increases. Companies like Enel (Italian utility), Rio Tinto (mining company) and Admiral (UK insurance) all announced double-digit increases this year. In total we have seen over 20 companies in our Fund increasing their dividend so far in 2020.

The most surprising dividend reduction was announced by oil major Royal Dutch. The company is well known for not having lowered its dividend since World War II. Also during previous (oil) crises Shell always maintained its dividend. But the current circumstances are not only exceptional for the overall economy, but unique for the oil market. The oil market has been caught in the eye of the storm. On the demand side it weakened due to the many restrictions imposed to fight the COVID-19 virus. This was rapidly followed by a supply-side shock as the OPEC+ coalition broke up resulting in a boost in oil supply. How exceptional the circumstances are was illustrated by the oil price briefly dipping below $0 per barrel in April. And although demand is expected to recover in the coming months, and supply has been cut now by the OPEC+, Shell expects that it will take quite some time before the oil market ‘normalises’.

Portfolio developments per 2020-04-30

Last month we implemented the quarterly rebalance of the Fund, as a result trading was limited this month. We sold our position in German chemical company BASF and added Swiss industrial ABB as a new name.

In April, the Fund had both negative stock selection and sector allocation. In particular selection within energy, communication services and consumer discretionary detracted from the performance. Selection within financials, industrials and utilities contributed to the performance. Sector allocation was positive in consumer staple and energy, but negative in utilities and information technology. In addition, the Fund is underweight the expensive US market that performed better than Europe and emerging markets.

In our investment process, we spend a large portion of our time understanding where profitability should be on an over the cycle basis, as this is what determines the cash flows we will receive as a long-term shareholder. A firm may appear attractive based on its price to earnings ratio or other headline multiple, but if margins and/or revenues are high, this only gives you limited information about the future returns of an investment. In a diversified portfolio, we are always going to have individual names that disappoint or surprise to the upside. We believe that a value process of bottom up stock picking will lead to more winners than losers, as our long-term track record indicates. We continue to purchase our investments based on intrinsic value, while ensuring a margin of safety when we select our stocks.

After the sharp selloff of the equity market during the year, our return expectations for the broad market have increased. Valuation dispersion between, and within regions and sectors have further increased this year and are now close to the peak of the technology bubble (please see the slide below for the valuation difference of growth versus value). The Global Dividend strategy trades at an exceptional discount versus the market. Historically, this has led to a strong relative performance on the medium term. Also, the absolute valuation of the strategy is compelling. In summary, the current environment offers the opportunity to buy a well-diversified portfolio with solid earnings power at an attractive valuation.

We currently expect a forward dividend yield of around 5% for the Fund. Obviously, this number is indicative and based on current figures with an outlook filled with uncertainties and therefore based on conservative estimates.
Kempen (Lux) Global High Dividend Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents of the Fund are available at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Performance per 2020-04-30 (rebased)

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Performance per 2020-04-30

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 8.7 % 11.1 %
3 months -21.0 % -10.9 %
This year -23.2 % -10.3 %
2018 -6.2 % -11.4 %
2019 20.2 % 30.0 %
1 year (on annual basis) -19.5 % -1.8 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i -8.3 % 2.0 %
Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. The value of your investments may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Dividends

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Distributing
Yes
Last dividend
EUR 8.00
Ex-date last dividend
2020-03-19
Number of distributions per year
4
Dividend calendar

Risk analysis (ex post) per 2020-04-30

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  Since inception
Maximum drawdown i 0.00 %
Tracking error i 0.00 %
Beta i 0.00
Kempen (Lux) Global High Dividend Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents of the Fund are available at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Top 5 contribution (2020-04-30)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Valeo 0.40 % 38.82 %
Wood Group 0.30 % 32.65 %
Schlumberger 0.28 % 24.91 %
SK Telecom (US) 0.27 % 23.44 %
Exxon Mobil 0.27 % 22.60 %
Percentages shown for contributions and performances are based on Euros.

Bottom 5 contribution (2020-04-30)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Redwood Trust -0.15 % -22.04 %
BP -0.08 % -7.30 %
Public Storage -0.07 % -6.46 %
Telefonica Brasil (US) -0.07 % -11.54 %
Royal Dutch Shell -0.04 % -5.03 %
Percentages shown for contributions and performances are based on Euros.

Geographic allocation (2020-04-30)

23.8 %
United States
9.1 %
United Kingdom
6.4 %
Japan
5.8 %
France
5.0 %
Netherlands
4.9 %
Hong Kong
4.0 %
Taiwan
3.7 %
Germany
3.6 %
Korea Republic Of
3.5 %
Switzerland
2.7 %
Australia
2.6 %
Norway
2.5 %
Spain
2.4 %
Portugal
2.4 %
Sweden
2.2 %
Canada
2.0 %
Russia
1.8 %
Singapore
1.4 %
Luxembourg
1.3 %
Bermuda
1.1 %
Italy
1.0 %
South Africa
0.8 %
Philippines
0.7 %
Austria
0.6 %
Finland
0.5 %
Brazil
3.2 %
Other
1.2 %
Cash
Total
100 %

Top 10 holdings (2020-04-30)

1.4 %
Caltex Australia
1.4 %
Valeo
1.4 %
JPMorgan USD Liquidity VNAV Fund C
1.3 %
WPP
1.3 %
Exxon Mobil
1.3 %
Equinor
1.3 %
Gilead Sciences
1.3 %
AGL Energy
1.3 %
SK Telecom (US)
1.3 %
Public Services Enterprise Group
Total
13.2 %

Sector allocation (2020-04-30)

26.9 %
Financials
12.8 %
Oil & gas
11.7 %
Consumer goods
9.8 %
Utilities
9.6 %
Telecommunications
7.1 %
Industrials
5.7 %
Technology
5.6 %
Basic Materials
5.0 %
Health Care
4.2 %
Consumer services
1.7 %
Other
Total
100 %
The cash position is included in ‘Other’.
Kempen (Lux) Global High Dividend Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents of the Fund are available at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

 

SWING FACTORS

An overview of the current swing factors are available here.

Ongoing charges

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Service fee i
0.20 %
Taxe d'abonnement i
0.01 %
Expected ongoing charges i
0,21 %

Other costs

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Downward swing factor i
0.15 %
Kempen (Lux) Global High Dividend Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents of the Fund are available at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Share class details

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Share class
ZJ
Investor type
Institutional
Distributing
Yes
Benchmark i
MSCI World Total Return Net Index (calculated in Euro)
Investment category
High Dividend Equity
Universum
Global equities
Inception date
2018-09-03
Domicile
Luxembourg
May be offered to professional investors only in
Luxembourg, The Netherlands
UCITS status i
Yes
Status
Open-end i
Base currency
EUR
Share class currency
EUR
Management company
Kempen Capital Management N.V.
Depositary and custodian
J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg S.A.

Tradability

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Listed
no
Subscription/Redemption Frequency
Daily
ISIN i
LU1816221482
Kempen (Lux) Global High Dividend Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents of the Fund are available at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.
Kempen (Lux) Global High Dividend Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents of the Fund are available at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Kempen's vision & mission

Kempen Capital Management is an asset manager that believes in stewardship and investment focusing on the long-term for the benefit of all stakeholders. Value creation is at the heart of the services we provide to our clients. We believe that being an engaged shareholder on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and retaining a long-term focus, is critical to helping our clients to preserve and create sustainable wealth that has positive real world impact and economic returns.

Kempen wide approach to responsible investment

We are committed to create sustainable alpha. The four pillars of our ESG-policy are:

  • ESG integration: Ensuring sustainability risks and opportunities are adequately considered in our investment analysis and processes.

  • Exclusion & avoidance: Not investing in companies involved in controversial activities or conduct.

  • Active ownership: Being responsible stewards of our clients’ capital and using our influence through engagement and voting to improve corporate behaviour on specific ESG issues and achieve positive change

  • Positive impact: Investing with an objective to achieve positive real world outcomes and impact, such as contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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To put our mission and vision into practice we engage with our investee companies on a wide array of strategic, financial, and ESG topics. As an active owner we use our influence to improve our investee companies’ ESG performance.  This helps us address some of the most pressing and important sustainability issues facing business and the world. Our focus themes for engagement are: human rights, labour rights, climate change and governance.

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Through collaboration with other investors and industry think tanks we contribute to the development of principles and standards of corporate responsibility both at sector levels, as well as investee company level.

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Our full voting records are available here.

OUR FUND APPROACH TO RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT

Kempen’s ESG policy is fully implemented in our fund’s investment process across the three relevant pillars of: Exclusion, Integration and Active ownership.

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1. Exclusion

The fund follows the clear and transparent exclusion framework we have developed. According to the framework the fund currently excludes companies involved in the production of controversial weapons and tobacco. Furthermore, the strategy avoids investments in companies that structurally violate ESG criteria, with no willingness to improve. In total 177 companies are excluded from the fund’s global equity universe.

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2. ESG integration

ESG criteria are an integral part of the investment process. The aim is to incorporate material ESG issues in our fundamental analysis. This means that portfolio managers perform an in-depth analysis of ESG data and material ESG risks and reflect them in the assumptions used in the valuation assessment. For example, as demonstrated in the chart on the right side, the ESG impact forms part of our Earnings Power Value (EPV) valuation model.

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3. Active ownership

The aim of the engagements our fund participates in is to use our influence as a shareholder to encourage the companies we invest in to improve policies and practices in specific ESG issues. A successful engagement reduces the ESG risk and as a result unlocks value in the interest of our clients. In 2018 we held over 200 company engagements and voted at 104 shareholder meetings.

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In order to lay out our guiding investment principles, we send a “welcome letter” to most of the companies we invest in. In this letter, we explain to the company why we made the decision to invest and what our long-term expectations are, including those in the areas of social and environmental responsibilities and corporate governance.

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Our fund also believes in the strength of collaborative engagement. Through cooperation with other investors and fund managers, we can increase the leverage of our engagement activities. In 2018, for example, we participated in the CIO Exchange Collaboration on Energy transition.

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Our engagement focus is on: climate change and energy efficiency, and corporate governance. For example recent activities include:Â

  • Shell: We engaged with senior management to set carbon targets with success as Shell announced that it will link its scope 1,2 and 3 carbon targets to its remuneration. You can find the engagement factsheet here.

  • Severstal: We are monitoring Severstal’s health & safety efforts and encouraging the company to establish health & safety best practices that set an example to other Russian steel producers. As a result of the engagement, the company is working on a revised policy and process on labour. You can find the engagement factsheet here.

  • China Mobile: We have teamed up with another investor to engage with China Mobile. Our ultimate goal is to improve the company’s capital allocation as the company has a very inefficient balance sheet. To achieve this goal, it is in our view crucial that the Board becomes more independent.

Risks

Risks

For more information about the mid and long term risks associated with the investments:

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Although Kempen Capital Management N.V.’s information providers, including without limitation, MSCI ESG Research LLC and its affiliates (the “ESG Parties”), obtain information from sources they consider reliable, none of the ESG Parties warrants or guarantees the originality, accuracy and/or completeness of any data herein. None of the ESG Parties makes any express or implied warranties of any kind, and the ESG Parties hereby expressly disclaim all warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to any data herein. None of the ESG Parties shall have any liability for any errors or omissions in connection with any data herein. Further, without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall any of the ESG Parties have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, consequential or any other damages (including lost profits) even if notified of the possibility of such damages.

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ESG integration in the EPV valuation model
ESG integration in the EPV valuation model
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Kempen (Lux) Global High Dividend Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents of the Fund are available at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.