Kempen Lux Euro Credit Fund - Class A

Profile

Kempen International Funds SICAV - Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund (the Fund) invests primarily in credits that have an investment grade rating (of minimal BBB-) and are denominated in Euros. The Fund may invest a small part in credits that are not included in the benchmark. The benchmark, the Markit iBoxx Euro Corporates Index, only includes bonds with an investment grade rating.

The Fund aims to earn a higher total long term return than the benchmark by implementing an active investment policy. In order to achieve this, a diversified portfolio is constructed and investment risks are continuously monitored. Investments are selected on the basis of extensive analysis of the terms and conditions of the bond issues.

In the interest of the shareholders it has been decided to soft open the Fund as per 28 June 2018. As per June 2018 the Fund will continue to accept daily inflow below EUR 10 million from all investors. For investments greater than EUR 10 million please contact the Fund’s relationship manager. Redemptions will still be possible. More information about the soft open can be found in the Notice to shareholders in the tab Documents.

Management team

Alain van der Heijden, Rik den Hartog, Harold van Acht, Sipke Moes, Luuk Cummins, Pim van Mourik Broekman, Quirijn Landman, Marco Zanotto

Performance per 2018-10-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2018-10-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month -0.1 % -0.1 %
3 months -0.4 % -0.4 %
This year -0.8 % -0.8 %
2015 -0.3 % -0.7 %
2016 4.7 % 4.7 %
2017 2.1 % 2.4 %
1 year (on annual basis) -1.2 % -1.2 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 1.9 % 2.0 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 2.8 % 2.7 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 5.2 % 4.4 %
On 20 June 2013, Kempen Euro Credit Fund (KECF) was merged with Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund (the Fund). Up to January 2012 (start of the Fund class A) the performance graph and performance table show the performance of KECF. The average annual TER for the period of April 2008 till June 2013 is 0.92%. 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 1,731.95 M 2018-10-31
Share class size
EUR 197.02 M 2018-10-31
Number of shares
5,975,287 2018-10-31
Net Asset Value i
EUR 32.92 2018-11-16
Morningstar rating â„¢
Morningstar Analyst rating
Silver

Fund characteristics per 2018-10-31

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  Fund Benchmark
Number of holdings 270 2372
Duration i 5.1 5.0
Yield to maturity 1.2 % 1.5 %
Weighted rating A- BBB+
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit 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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich, Switzerland. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds).

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. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

Market developments per 2018-10-31

In October, the spread on the iBoxx Euro Corporate Index widened by 15 basis points to 145 basis points above the government bond curve. The index earned an absolute return of -0.16%. German 10-year government bond yields closed October at 0.38%, a decline of 9 basis points compared to the end of September.

A number of risks have preoccupied investors for some time now, such as the growing trade war between China and the US, the possibility of a hard Brexit, Italy’s high level of sovereign debt and the possibility of the US central bank implementing further interest rate hikes. It appeared to be therefore two different specific developments that contributed to the significant decrease in risk appetite in October compared to last month.

Firstly, third quarter corporate results in the US and Europe were worse than expected. Management teams attributed the worse-than-expected earnings and downward adjustments to guidance on a wide range of factors including higher costs for commodities-, transport- and labour, depreciating currencies in several emerging markets and slowing economic growth in Europe and China. Declining sales of new cars in China and Europe led not just to lower earnings for companies in the auto sector, but also to lower earnings at companies in adjacent sectors, such as chemicals and industrial goods.

In addition to the worse-than-expected corporate results, the second main development that contributed to weakness in the corporate bond market was the ongoing outflows from the asset class. The ECB’s relatively high use of its CSPP programme (EUR3.5 billion was bought in October) was unable to neutralise the negative impact stemming from these outflows.

In contrast to last month, subordinated bonds issued by banks and insurers performed poorly. The relatively poor corporate results over the third quarter meant that the auto sector was also among the worst performing sectors.

The supply of new bonds amounted to EUR18 billion in October, about 65% down on September and 40% down on the same month last year. Non-financial sector companies issued EUR15 billion in new bonds last month, while financial sector companies issued EUR3 billion in new bonds. Bonds worth EUR367 billion were issued in the first ten months of this year, a decrease of about 5% compared to the same period last year.

Portfolio developments per 2018-10-31

During the month, the portfolio’s sensitivity to market trends varied between 97% and 100%. The portfolio therefore held a slight underweight positioning in terms of market risk.

Our positioning in the utilities, banking and auto sectors performed relatively well in October. In contrast, our positioning in the media, telecom and industrial goods and services sectors contributed negatively. Our liquidity position (in the shape of cash and government bonds) made a positive contribution.

At individual company level, positive contributions came from the overweights in Becton Dickinson, TVO and Deutsche Bahn, as well as the underweights in Daimler, Banco Santander, AB Inbev and FCE Bank. The overweights in AT&T, EDF, Eutelsat, ADO Properties and Schaeffer, as well as the underweights in Rabobank and Sanofi, contributed negatively.

In October, the Fund participated in new bond issues by e.g. Amphenol, ALD, Nederlandse Gasunie, CPI Group, Commerzbank, Tesco, CaixaBank, Schlumberger, Atos and Prologis.

Outlook
We will maintain our conservative positioning for the time being. This reflects our concerns about the trend for de-allocation from the corporate bond asset class, the further tapering of the ECB’s CSPP programme later this year and the higher idiosyncratic risks at companies.

As a result of the material widening in spreads since the start of this year, we can identify interesting investment opportunities that we will use to selectively add more risk to the portfolio.
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit 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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich, Switzerland. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds).

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. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

Performance per 2018-10-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2018-10-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month -0.1 % -0.1 %
3 months -0.4 % -0.4 %
This year -0.8 % -0.8 %
2015 -0.3 % -0.7 %
2016 4.7 % 4.7 %
2017 2.1 % 2.4 %
1 year (on annual basis) -1.2 % -1.2 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 1.9 % 2.0 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 2.8 % 2.7 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 5.2 % 4.4 %
On 20 June 2013, Kempen Euro Credit Fund (KECF) was merged with Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund (the Fund). Up to January 2012 (start of the Fund class A) the performance graph and performance table show the performance of KECF. The average annual TER for the period of April 2008 till June 2013 is 0.92%. 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
No
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit 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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich, Switzerland. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds).

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. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

Maturity profile (2018-10-31)

Fund
Benchmark
25.6 %
0-3 year
24.7 %
25.1 %
3-5 year
28.2 %
20.3 %
5-7 year
19.2 %
16.0 %
7-10 year
20.4 %
11.0 %
> 10 year
7.6 %
0.8 %
Cash
0.0 %
1.2 %
Other
0.0 %
Totaal
100 %
100 %

Sector allocation (2018-10-31)

33.2 %
Banks
18.9 %
Consumer Goods & Services
8.1 %
Utilities
6.5 %
Telecom & Technology
6.2 %
Financial Services & Real estate
5.7 %
Industry
4.8 %
Insurance
3.9 %
Health Care
3.4 %
Energy
3.1 %
Supranational
2.4 %
Other
2.1 %
Basic Materials
1.3 %
Asset Backed Securities
0.3 %
Sovereign bonds
Totaal
100 %
The cash position is included in ‘Other’.

Rating allocation (2018-10-31)

Fund
Benchmark
6.2 %
AAA
0.5 %
5.2 %
AA
10.8 %
34.6 %
A
40.0 %
45.7 %
BBB
48.7 %
3.2 %
BB
0.0 %
4.3 %
Not Rated
0.0 %
0.8 %
Cash
0.0 %
Totaal
100 %
100 %
The rating allocation of the Fund is based on the Bloomberg Composite method. The rating allocation of the benchmark is based on the rating allocation used by provider Markit iBoxx.

Top 10 holdings (2018-10-31)

1.3 %
0.625% Landwirtsch.Rentenbank 2015-30
1.2 %
0.000% KFW 2016-21
1.2 %
0.500% Daimler 2016-19
1.2 %
JP Morgan Euro Liquidity C
1.1 %
0.625% BPCE 2018-23
1.0 %
0.000% KFW 2017-22
0.9 %
1.800% AT&T 2017-26
0.9 %
1.750% Morgan Stanley 2016-24
0.8 %
1.750% Atos 2018-25
0.8 %
1.250% ING Bank 2014-19
Totaal
10.2 %
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit 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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich, Switzerland. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds).

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. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

Ongoing charges

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Management fee i
0.64 %
Service fee i
0.10 %
Taxe d'abonnement i
0.05 %
Expected ongoing charges i
0,79 %

Other costs

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Upward swing factor i
0.20 %
Downward swing factor i
0.20 %
The swingfactor is applicable if the sum of in and outflow (end trading day) is more than a pre defined percentage ( the so called ‘threshold’) of the fund size. The level of the threshold 1%. As of 1 January 2018 the swing factor has been adjusted from 0.25%/0.25% to 0.20%/0.20%.
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit 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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich, Switzerland. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds).

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. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

Share class details

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Share class
A i
Investor type
Private
Distributing
No
Benchmark i
Markit iBoxx Euro Corporates Index
Duration hedged
No
Investment category
Credits
Universum
Credits denominated in euro
Inception date
2012-01-30
Domicile
Luxembourg
May be offered to all investors in
Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Sweden, Switzerland, 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
J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg S.A.
Morningstar rating â„¢
Morningstar Analyst rating
Silver

Tradability

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Minimum subscription
Initial subscription €1,000
Listed
no
Subscription/Redemption Frequency
Daily
ISIN i
LU0630255007
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit 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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich, Switzerland. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds).

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. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit 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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich, Switzerland. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds).

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. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

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 that we invest in. Our full voting records are available here.

Our fund approach to Responsible Investment

The Kempen credit funds do not invest in companies that are either on the KCM exclusion or avoidance list. The focus in Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund and Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund + lies with the worst performing companies in terms of ESG. Companies that have a MSCI ESG rating ? B (on a scale where AAA is the highest and CCC is the lowest), a fail on the UN Global compact or a red flag on Impact Monitor, are selected for further analysis. Our sector specialist assesses the materiality of the ESG issue and its implications for the credit profile of the company. If an issue is deemed material, our first objective is to engage with the company on the issue. If we can conclude from the engagement that the ESG concerns are not structural and if the company is willing to improve, we make an adjustment in the determination of the relative value of the company's securities. In severe cases where we do not see any prospect of improvement we forego investment in the company.

Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit 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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich, Switzerland. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds).

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. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.