Kempen Global High Dividend Fund - Class N

Profile

Kempen Global High Dividend Fund (KGHDF) 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 environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria are incorporated in the investment process.

The primary objective of KGHDF is to achieve a structurally better long-term return, comprising capital gains plus net dividends, than the MSCI World Total Return Index.

KGHDF pays out dividend on a quarterly basis and aims to pay all the received net dividends to the shareholders.

Management team

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

Performance per 2020-08-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2020-08-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 3.5 % 5.5 %
3 months 2.4 % 6.7 %
This year -20.4 % -1.1 %
2017 9.7 % 7.5 %
2018 -5.0 % -4.1 %
2019 20.2 % 30.0 %
1 year (on annual basis) -11.2 % 7.5 %
3 years (on annual basis) i -0.7 % 9.6 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 3.7 % 9.0 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 4.9 % 7.2 %
Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges and including the reinvestment of dividend that has been paid out. The performance figures shown in the graph are rebased. The value of your investments may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. The dividend distribution of KGHDF (ex-date 01 August 2018) is included in the NAV per 31 July 2018 and is therefore included in the performance figures of July.
More information can be found on the documents page of this fund

Key figures

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Total fund size
EUR 868.24 M 2020-08-31
Share class size
EUR 297.90 M 2020-08-31
Number of shares
11,606,867 2020-08-31
Net Asset Value i
EUR 25.69 2020-09-29
Transaction price i
EUR 25.65 2020-09-29
Morningstar rating â„¢
Morningstar Analyst rating
Gold

Fund characteristics per 2020-08-31

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  Fund Benchmark
Number of holdings 95 1601
Dividend yield i 5.39 % 2.10 %
Weighted average market capitalization i EUR 42,215 M EUR 290,991 M
P/E ratio i 13.71
Active share i 94.26 %
Kempen Global High Dividend Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen Umbrella Fund I NV (the “Fund”). Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

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

Developments per 2020-08-31

August was a very strong month for equities. The US market (S&P 500) had its best August month since 1986 and was up 7%. Global equities, as measured by the MSCI World Index, are now only slightly in negative territory for the year. The market continues to be driven by a small group of US technology stocks. Their relentless rally has been the main reason that the overall equity market has recovered sharply from the lows earlier this year. It hides the fact that a large part of the market has still a negative performance for the year. Aided by very accommodative monetary policy growth stocks also continued to outperform value stocks, the valuation difference between the two continues to grow and is at a level never seen in the history of stock markets. This trend has been a massive headwind to our strategy but also presents a great opportunity going forward.

In August, both sector allocation and stock selection were negative. Sector allocation was dragged down by an overweight in utilities and the energy sector, which continues to lag the market despite a modest increase of the oil price. In addition, performance in the information technology sector was negative for the relative performance as we are underweight the sector. Stock selection within information technology detracted from the performance as Cisco and Novatek were weak. Cisco gave softer than expected guidance for the October quarter. The company has a so far only seen a sluggish recovery in Enterprise IT spending trends since the Corona crisis. Selection within energy (Wood Group sharply up) and financials (ING and ABN Amro performed well) was positive. The regional allocation (a result of our bottom up stock selection process) was negative as the US market performed better than the European market, despite a weakening dollar.

In September we will implement the quarterly rebalance of KGHDF. Therefore trading was limited this month.

The relative performance of KGHDF followed the same pattern as the previous months, a short period of strong performance when markets turn more optimistic on the economic outlook, but when sentiment turns ending the month in negative territory. This month the stellar performance of some tech stocks -often on no relevant news- has been hard to keep up with. The second quarter reporting season continued. Expectations for Q2 results were obviously very low, but on the upside most of the companies in KGHDF managed to beat expectations and contain the impact of the global pandemic better than expected.

KGHDF continues to lag the benchmark sharply this year. The market continues to favor companies with short term earnings quality (health care, online retail etc.) rather than look at the potential to add value over the cycle. Given the uncertain outlook, part of that short-termism is certainly justified. However, it has resulted in a large gap in valuation in the market. While some companies appear priced for perfection, others look priced for depression. The dividend universe is overrepresented in the latter, presenting a very challenging environment for our strategy. We agree that several of the ‘quality’ companies can be very attractive long-term investments, and we have (had) our fair share in the portfolio over time. However, in our view these companies are not great investments at any price. Beyond that, signs of irrational exuberance are starting to appear in the market. Which seems to be driven by the return of the retail investor and a fear of missing out. After a decade of success for technology driven companies, we are now seeing ‘concept stocks’ from companies that have little more than a business plan being valued as if they will successfully create and conquer a new market in a matter of years with close to 100% certainty.

We currently expect a forward dividend yield of around 5% for KGHDF. Obviously, this number is indicative and based on current figures with an outlook filled with uncertainties and therefore based on conservative estimates. KGHDF 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.

Kempen Global High Dividend Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen Umbrella Fund I NV (the “Fund”). Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

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

Performance per 2020-08-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2020-08-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 3.5 % 5.5 %
3 months 2.4 % 6.7 %
This year -20.4 % -1.1 %
2017 9.7 % 7.5 %
2018 -5.0 % -4.1 %
2019 20.2 % 30.0 %
1 year (on annual basis) -11.2 % 7.5 %
3 years (on annual basis) i -0.7 % 9.6 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 3.7 % 9.0 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 4.9 % 7.2 %
Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges and including the reinvestment of dividend that has been paid out. The performance figures shown in the graph are rebased. The value of your investments may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. The dividend distribution of KGHDF (ex-date 01 August 2018) is included in the NAV per 31 July 2018 and is therefore included in the performance figures of July.

Dividends

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Distributing
Yes
Last dividend
EUR 0.33
Ex-date last dividend
2020-08-06
Number of distributions per year
4
Dividend calendar
The dividend distribution of KGHDF (ex-date 01 August 2018) is included in the NAV per 31 July 2018 and is therefore included in the performance figures of July.

Risk analysis (ex post) per 2020-08-31

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  3 years Since inception
Maximum drawdown i -29.49 % -42.78 %
Tracking error i 6.74 % 4.80 %
Information ratio i -1.52 -0.48
Beta i 1.05 0.94
Kempen Global High Dividend Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen Umbrella Fund I NV (the “Fund”). Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

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

Top 5 contribution (2020-08-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Wood Group 0.28 % 30.81 %
Hyundai Motor 0.23 % 26.64 %
Valeo 0.21 % 17.76 %
ING Groep 0.18 % 15.40 %
WPP 0.17 % 14.63 %

Bottom 5 contribution (2020-08-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Novatek Microelectronics -0.14 % -18.30 %
Cisco -0.13 % -11.37 %
Public Services Enterprise Group -0.10 % -7.66 %
Cardinal Health -0.09 % -8.11 %
Orange -0.07 % -5.87 %

Geographic allocation (2020-08-31)

22.8 %
United States
9.3 %
United Kingdom
6.7 %
Japan
6.0 %
France
5.6 %
Netherlands
4.8 %
Taiwan
4.7 %
Hong Kong
4.3 %
Korea Republic Of
3.9 %
Germany
3.7 %
Switzerland
2.6 %
Canada
2.5 %
Sweden
2.4 %
Norway
2.3 %
Portugal
2.2 %
Spain
2.2 %
Australia
2.6 %
Other
1.7 %
Cash
9.7 %
Overig
Total
100 %

Top 10 holdings (2020-08-31)

1.6 %
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (US)
1.4 %
Valeo
1.4 %
Admiral
1.4 %
SK Telecom (US)
1.4 %
Siemens
1.3 %
Triton
1.3 %
ING Groep
1.3 %
Public Storage
1.3 %
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
1.3 %
ABB
Total
13.7 %

Sector allocation (2020-08-31)

28.1 %
Financials
12.2 %
Consumer goods
11.1 %
Oil & gas
9.4 %
Utilities
9.2 %
Telecommunications
7.2 %
Industrials
6.5 %
Technology
5.6 %
Basic Materials
4.5 %
Consumer services
4.4 %
Health Care
1.8 %
Other
Total
100 %
The cash position is included in ‘Other’.
Kempen Global High Dividend Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen Umbrella Fund I NV (the “Fund”). Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English. 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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Management fee i
0.63 %
Service fee i
0.10 %
Expected ongoing charges i
0.73 %
Ongoing charges last financial year i
0.73 %
The Ongoing Charges Figure of the last financial year relates to 2018/2019.

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: 0.20%
Between EUR 200 million and EUR 700 million: 0.15%
>EUR 700 million: 0.10%
Kempen Global High Dividend Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen Umbrella Fund I NV (the “Fund”). Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

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

Share class details

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Share class
N
Investor type
Institutional & Private
Distributing
Yes
Benchmark i
MSCI World Net Total Return Index (calculated in Euro)
Investment category
High Dividend Equity
Universum
Global equities
Inception date
2007-10-24
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
Administrator
BNP Paribas Securities Services S.C.A.
Management company
Kempen Capital Management N.V.
Depositary and custodian
BNP Paribas Securities Services S.C.A.
Morningstar rating â„¢
Morningstar Analyst rating
Gold

Tradability

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Listed
yes, listed on the NAV Trading Facility of Euronext
Subscription/Redemption Frequency
Daily
ISIN i
NL0006089229
Kempen Global High Dividend Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen Umbrella Fund I NV (the “Fund”). Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.
Kempen Global High Dividend Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen Umbrella Fund I NV (the “Fund”). Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English. 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

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.

ESG Report
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UN global impact
ESG integration in the EPV valuation model
ESG integration in the EPV valuation model
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disclaimer
Kempen Global High Dividend Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen Umbrella Fund I NV (the “Fund”). Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

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