Kempen European Property Fund NV

Profile

Kempen European Property Fund N.V. (KEPF) has the objective to achieve strong relative investment results by investing in a portfolio of listed European property companies. KEPF is managed on the basis of a bottom-up stock picking approach.

KEPF's strategy is to exploit mispricing between the valuation of property companies in relation to the quality of their real estate portfolios, balance sheets, corporate governance and management capability to add value to the property portfolio.

Management team

Matthijs Storm, Egbert Nijmeijer, Lucas Vuurmans, Anna Niegowska, Jorrit Arissen, Dan Petrisor

Performance per 2017-10-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2017-10-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 0.9 % 1.0 %
3 months 2.3 % 2.5 %
This year 6.7 % 7.2 %
2014 24.7 % 25.0 %
2015 21.5 % 18.0 %
2016 -3.8 % -5.3 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 9.5 % 8.1 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 11.1 % 10.5 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 5.8 % 8.3 %
Untill 2014 the benchmark was the GPR 250 Europe Index, in which the UK component was reduced to 20%. Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges and including the reinvestment of dividend that has been paid out. 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 162.94 M 2017-10-31
Number of shares
9,825,659 2017-10-31
Net Asset Value i
EUR 16.67 2017-11-17
Transaction price i
EUR 16.73 2017-11-17
Morningstar rating â„¢
Morningstar Analyst rating
Neutral

Fund characteristics per 2017-10-31

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Number of holdings 31 103
Dividend yield i 3.37 % 3.62 %
Weighted average market capitalization i EUR 6,151 M EUR 7,411 M
P/E ratio i 8.21 8.51
Active share i 55.92 %
Kempen Capital Management NV (KCM) is the management company of Kempen European Property Fund N.V. (the Fund). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds). The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Market developments per 2017-10-31

European property stocks were up 1% with KEPF performing in-line. Out performance was generated in the UK mainly through the underweight position in UK retail. Relative performance was given up in the cluster European residential. Vonovia posted positive returns after announcing a strategic partnership with French housing company SNI.

In October there were no surprises from Draghi: the ECB announced that it will continue its QE programme to at least September 2018, but will halve its monthly pace as of January 2018 on to €30bn. Catalunia’s search for independence triggered a volatility in Spanish real estate companies.

German residential company Vonovia announced a strategic partnership with French housing giant SNI. There was speculation on a merger between these massive residential companies. Interestingly, Vonovia also changed the wording in its strategy which no longer just focusses on Germany now but is aimed at large European cities. SNI owns predominantly social housing with low margins which in our opinion does not make it the best joint venture partner. We also note that SNI is majority owned by the French government and it is unlikely that the government would allow a sale to a commercial German housing company.

Portfolio developments per 2017-10-31

Portfolio construction of the KEPF is based on cluster neutrality. The European portfolio has 6 clusters defined as homogeneous groups of real estate companies with similar underlying currency exposure. Examples are United Kingdom, European residential and Switzerland. The portfolio weight of each cluster is approximately equal to the cluster’s benchmark weight. This ensures a diversified portfolio and neutralizes currency and macroeconomic exposure versus the benchmark. KEPF assigns its risk budget on the real estate company level and is positioned towards companies with strong balance sheets and management teams with proven track records in NAV creation, and avoids property developers without stable income from an investment portfolio.

In the cluster European retail the position in Klépierre was reduced and proceeds reinvested into Unibail. In European offices the position in Merlin was reduced and reinvested into Gecina. And finally in European residential the weight in Deutsche Wohnen was increased. We increased the management score for Deutsche Wohnen to the highest level 5. This management team has the strongest track record in the cluster and deserves the highest rating.
Kempen Capital Management NV (KCM) is the management company of Kempen European Property Fund N.V. (the Fund). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds). The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Performance per 2017-10-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2017-10-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 0.9 % 1.0 %
3 months 2.3 % 2.5 %
This year 6.7 % 7.2 %
2014 24.7 % 25.0 %
2015 21.5 % 18.0 %
2016 -3.8 % -5.3 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 9.5 % 8.1 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 11.1 % 10.5 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 5.8 % 8.3 %
Untill 2014 the benchmark was the GPR 250 Europe Index, in which the UK component was reduced to 20%. Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges and including the reinvestment of dividend that has been paid out. 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 0.54
Ex-date last dividend
2017-01-30
Number of distributions per year
1
Dividend calendar

Risk analysis (ex post) per 2017-10-31

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  3 years Since inception
Maximum drawdown i -12.65 % -74.77 %
Tracking error i 1.53 % 4.73 %
Information ratio i 0.91 -0.52
Beta i 1.00 1.05
Kempen Capital Management NV (KCM) is the management company of Kempen European Property Fund N.V. (the Fund). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds). The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Top 5 contribution (2017-10-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Unibail Rodamco 0.41 % 4.34 %
Fabege 0.19 % 4.71 %
Grainger Trust 0.15 % 4.26 %
Leg Immobilien 0.14 % 1.88 %
Vonovia SE 0.12 % 4.89 %

Bottom 5 contribution (2017-10-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Derwent London -0.18 % -3.87 %
PSP Swiss Property -0.14 % -3.07 %
Merlin Properties Socimi -0.09 % -1.74 %
Hispania Activos Inmobiliarios -0.08 % -2.86 %
Hufvudstaden -0.06 % -1.91 %

Geographic allocation (2017-10-31)

28.3 %
United Kingdom
18.4 %
Germany
12.9 %
The Netherlands
12.0 %
France
9.4 %
Nordics
5.9 %
Austria
5.5 %
Switzerland
4.0 %
Spain
1.4 %
Ireland
0.9 %
Belgium
0.8 %
Italy
0.6 %
Other
Totaal
100 %
On basis of country of exchange of the investments. The cash position is included in ‘Other’.

Top 10 holdings (2017-10-31)

9.8 %
Unibail Rodamco
8.4 %
Land Securities
7.2 %
Leg Immobilien
5.9 %
BUWOG-Gemeinnuetzige Schnung
5.1 %
Gecina
4.6 %
Fabege
4.6 %
Derwent London
4.6 %
PSP Swiss Property
4.2 %
Klepierre
3.6 %
Great Portland Estates
Totaal
58.1 %

Sector allocation (2017-10-31)

31.9 %
Residential
29.5 %
Offices
25.3 %
Retail
8.9 %
Industrials
4.4 %
Other
Totaal
100 %
On basis of 'look through' data. The cash position is not included.
Kempen Capital Management NV (KCM) is the management company of Kempen European Property Fund N.V. (the Fund). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds). The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Ongoing charges

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Management fee i
0.63 %
Service fee i
0.25 %
Expected ongoing charges i
0,88 %
Ongoing charges last financial year i
0.89 %
The Ongoing Charges Figure of the last financial year relates to 2015/2016.

The service fee is determined annually on basis of the net asset value as of the last day of the previous financial year:
< or equal to EUR 200 million: 0.25%
>EUR 200 million: 0.20%

Other costs

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Upward swing factor i
0.35 %
Downward swing factor i
0.35 %
Kempen Capital Management NV (KCM) is the management company of Kempen European Property Fund N.V. (the Fund). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds). The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Share class details

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Investor type
Institutional & Private
Distributing
Yes
Benchmark i
FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Europe Index (dividends reinvested)
Investment category
Real Estate
Universum
European real estate equities
Inception date
2000-10-26
Domicile
The Netherlands
May be offered to all investors in
The Netherlands
UCITS status i
Yes
Status
Open-end i
Base currency
EUR
Share class currency
EUR
Management company
Kempen Capital Management N.V.
Custodian
BNP Paribas Securities Services S.C.A.
Morningstar rating â„¢
Morningstar Analyst rating
Neutral

Tradability

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Listed
yes, listed on the NAV Trading Facility of Euronext
Pricing frequency
Daily
ISIN i
NL0009296649
Kempen Capital Management NV (KCM) is the management company of Kempen European Property Fund N.V. (the Fund). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds). The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.
Kempen Capital Management NV (KCM) is the management company of Kempen European Property Fund N.V. (the Fund). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds). The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

KCM Vision

Kempen Capital Management is an asset manager with a long-term investment approach. We strongly believe in engaged shareholdership that benefits all stakeholders. As a long-term responsible investor, we firmly believe that active ownership and shareholder engagement contribute to positive change across the board.

Our KCM wide approach to responsible investment

To put our vision into action we engage with our investment targets on a wide array of strategic, financial, environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics. Our long-term investment worldview paired with thorough analysis and an experienced and diverse ESG team allow us to use both voting and engagement as means to consistently encourage positive change. Through this process of constructive engagement, we are able to contribute to the development of principles and standards of corporate responsibility within companies.

Fund approach to Responsible Investment

ESG is fully integrated in our investment process for the real estate funds. We believe financial and sustainability returns are indivisible and that those companies that can find the right balance between all stakeholders will drive value. In our investment framework there are three key aspects we look at in determining the warranted valuation: management value add, balance sheet and ESG. We are willing to pay up for those companies that excel in ESG. This believe is underpinned by academic literature.

We track the CO2 intensity for all companies in our universe and use this information to for our assumption for capital expenditure in valuing the real estate portfolio. We do not only invest in the ESG leaders but also in the laggards as we the potential value to be unlocked by providing capital to those who need it the most is massive

Kempen Capital Management NV (KCM) is the management company of Kempen European Property Fund N.V. (the Fund). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds). The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.