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 close the Fund as per 5 January 2016. The Fund will continue to accept daily inflow below EUR 5 million from only existing investors. For investments greater than EUR 5 million please contact the Fund’s relationship manager. Redemptions will still be possible. More information about the soft close 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

Performance per 2017-11-30 (rebased)

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Performance per 2017-11-30

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month -0.1 % -0.1 %
3 months 0.7 % 0.7 %
This year 2.4 % 2.7 %
2014 8.6 % 8.2 %
2015 -0.3 % -0.7 %
2016 4.7 % 4.7 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 2.4 % 2.4 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 3.8 % 3.6 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 5.8 % 4.9 %
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 1,830.37 M 2017-11-30
Number of shares
7,154,060 2017-11-30
Net Asset Value i
EUR 33.42 2017-12-15
Morningstar rating â„¢
Morningstar Analyst rating
Silver

Fund characteristics per 2017-11-30

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  Fund Benchmark
Number of holdings 266 2141
Duration i 5.3 5.3
Yield to maturity 0.9 % 1.0 %
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., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. 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 2017-11-30

In November, the spread of the iBoxx Euro Corporate Index remained virtually stable at 98 basis points above the government bonds curve. The index earned an absolute return of -0.14%. German 10-year bond yields closed November at 0.36%, unchanged compared to the end of October.

The ECB announced it would not reduce its CSPP corporate bond-buying programme in proportion to the planned reduction to the total bond-buying programme. From January 2018, the total bond-buying programme will be scaled back from EUR60 billion to EUR30 billion a month. In spite of this constructive message from the ECB, after several positive months the credit market displayed signs of weakness in November.

Last month, bonds issued by non-financial institutions that are eligible for the CSPP programme performed worse than average. In many cases, these bonds appear to have reached such tight spread levels that there are no more marginal buyers other than the ECB. Bonds issued by financial institutions performed better than average in November.

In spite of the lack of tangible upward inflationary pressure in a climate of robust global economic growth, investors seem to be preparing for the end of the highly-expansionary monetary policies pursued by central banks. For instance, the market is already pricing in between two to three further interest rate hikes in the US before the end of 2018. In addition, corporate bonds with the longest durations in relative terms displayed a below-average performance in November.

A wide variety of (geo-)political risks also contributed to the stagnating market for corporate bonds. Tensions between the US and North Korea, sticky Brexit negotiations, pending elections in Catalonia and Italy, the difficulties in forming a coalition in Germany and the investigation into alleged fraud within the Trump administration all continue to concern investors.

The supply of new bonds in November was EUR 54.8 billion and therefore up by about 35% on November 2016 and by 88% on October this year. Non-financial sector institutions issued EUR 31.0 billion in new bonds last month, while financial sector institutions issued EUR 23.8 billion in new bonds. The supply of new bonds during the first eleven months of this year amounted to EUR 501.3 billion, a decrease of 4% versus last year.

Portfolio developments per 2017-11-30

Across the month, the portfolio’s sensitivity to market trends varied between 108% and 112%. The portfolio therefore held a relatively slight overweight positioning in terms of market risk.

Our positioning in the banking, auto and insurance sectors performed relatively well in November. In contrast, our positioning in the telecom, utilities and personal and household goods sectors contributed negatively to the return. Our liquidity position (in the shape of cash and government bonds) contributed positively.

At individual company level, positive contributions came from the overweights in Volkswagen, Hannover Re, Delta Lloyd, Swiss Life, UBS and Bank of America. In contrast, the underweights in Credit Mutuel, Wells Fargo and Generali and the overweights in AT&T, EDF and Vestas contributed negatively.

In November, the Fund participated in new bond issues by e.g. UPS, SEB, BASF, Diageo, British Telecom, Orsted, Colonial, McDonald’s, DT, BNP Paribas Cardif (tier 3) and BNZ.

Outlook
The lack of dispersion in the spread premiums that companies with wide-ranging levels of creditworthiness are having to pay remains a serious cause for concern. Moreover, from a historical perspective spreads are still very tight, especially when the decrease in credit quality is taken into account and when adjustments are made for longer average bond durations. We also continue to see risks in the current conflict between the US and North Korea. Yet two positive trends are helping to offset these risks. Firstly, for the time being the European credit market will continue to be boosted by the ECB’s CSPP. Secondly, companies will be reasonably successful in maintaining earnings levels given the robust economic growth in almost all major regions. In view of these latter trends, we will maintain our slight overweight positioning in the run-up to the end of the year.
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., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. 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 2017-11-30 (rebased)

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Performance per 2017-11-30

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month -0.1 % -0.1 %
3 months 0.7 % 0.7 %
This year 2.4 % 2.7 %
2014 8.6 % 8.2 %
2015 -0.3 % -0.7 %
2016 4.7 % 4.7 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 2.4 % 2.4 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 3.8 % 3.6 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 5.8 % 4.9 %
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., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. 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 (2017-11-30)

Fund
Benchmark
25.4 %
0-3 year
22.0 %
13.2 %
3-5 year
27.4 %
27.8 %
5-7 year
20.7 %
17.1 %
7-10 year
21.1 %
15.8 %
> 10 year
8.8 %
0.6 %
Cash
0.0 %
Totaal
100 %
100 %

Sector allocation (2017-11-30)

32.6 %
Banks
17.5 %
Consumer Goods & Services
8.7 %
Utilities
7.6 %
Financial Services & Real estate
7.2 %
Telecom & Technology
6.1 %
Industry
5.5 %
Insurance
3.9 %
Energy
2.9 %
Basic Materials
2.3 %
Supranational
1.8 %
Health Care
1.7 %
Other
1.3 %
Asset Backed Securities
1.1 %
Sovereign bonds
Totaal
100 %
The cash position is included in ‘Other’.

Rating allocation (2017-11-30)

Fund
Benchmark
6.7 %
AAA
0.6 %
7.8 %
AA
11.0 %
37.0 %
A
39.0 %
39.0 %
BBB
49.4 %
3.8 %
BB
0.0 %
5.1 %
Not Rated
0.0 %
0.6 %
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 (2017-11-30)

1.1 %
1.300% Berkshire Hathaway 2016-24
1.0 %
1.375% Goldman Sachs 2017-24
0.9 %
1.500% ENIIM 2017-27
0.9 %
1.379% Bank of America 2017-25
0.9 %
1.250% BG Energy Capital 2014-22
0.8 %
4.375% Intesa SanPaolo 2012-19
0.8 %
0.625% Landwirtsch.Rentenbank 2015-30
0.8 %
0.850% US Bancorp 2017-24
0.8 %
1.250% KFW 2016-36
0.8 %
4.000% Rabobank 2012-22
Totaal
8.9 %
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., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. 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
0.25 %
Downward swing factor i
0.25 %
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 can vary; investors can request KCM for information about the thresholds that were applied in the past. As of 7 July 2015 the swing factor has been adjusted from 0.20% to 0.25%.
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) isa 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., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. 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
Pricing 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., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. 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., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. 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.

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., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. 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.