Kempen Lux Euro Credit Fund Plus - Class I

Profile

Kempen International Funds SICAV - Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund Plus (the Fund) invests primarily in credits that have an investment grade rating (of minimal BBB-) and mostly 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. This is realized by also using non-investment grade bonds. In addition, instruments such as asset backed securities, credit default swaps and loans listed in other currencies can be used. In the process there will be explicitly looked at efficient use of these instruments and with particular attention to managing investment risks of the portfolio as a whole. 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.

It has been decided to soft open the Fund as per 22 February 2018. The Fund will accept daily inflow below EUR 2 million from both existing and new investors. For investments greater than EUR 2 million please contact the Fund’s relationship manager. 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 2018-07-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2018-07-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 0.3 % 0.3 %
3 months 0.2 % -0.0 %
This year -0.1 % -0.4 %
2015 0.4 % -0.7 %
2016 5.7 % 4.7 %
2017 2.6 % 2.4 %
1 year (on annual basis) 1.0 % 0.6 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 2.7 % 2.1 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 3.7 % 3.0 %
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 297.86 M 2018-07-31
Share class size
EUR 270.40 M 2018-07-31
Number of shares
228,384 2018-07-31
Net Asset Value i
EUR 1,188.70 2018-08-14
Morningstar rating â„¢

Fund characteristics per 2018-07-31

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  Fund Benchmark
Number of holdings 232 2279
Duration i 5.1 5.1
Yield to maturity 1.2 % 1.3 %
Weighted rating A- BBB+
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund Plus (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. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

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 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/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.

Market developments per 2018-07-31

In July, the spread on the iBoxx Euro Corporate Index tightened by 11 basis points to 125 basis points above the government bond curve. The index earned an absolute return of 0.28%. German 10-year government bond yields closed July at 0.44%, an increase of 14 basis points compared to the end of June.

The tightening of spreads in July was mainly driven by two factors. Firstly, corporate results over the second quarter were better than expected, especially for US companies. In addition to the recently implemented tax cuts, US companies continue to benefit from the solid economic growth in the most important regions of the world. However, pointing to the uncertain impact that protectionist measures and a potential hard Brexit could have on investments and trade, businesses are rather reluctant to extrapolate their recent performances in their guidance for the remainder of 2018.

The second factor that helped to tighten spreads was the limited number of corporate bonds issued in July, especially when account is taken of the number of redemptions during the month. When combined with lower outflows from the asset class, this led to larger cash positions at institutional investors. Given this increase in cash and underlying higher yields, insurance companies were actively buying longer-dated corporate bonds in July.

Spreads on subordinated bonds issued by financial institutions posted above-average performances in July. Bonds issued by Italian financial and non-financial companies also performed better than average.

The supply of new bonds was EUR29 billion in July, and therefore about 6% down on June and approximately 16% higher than a year earlier. Non-financial sector companies issued EUR12 billion in new bonds last month, while financial sector companies issued EUR17 billion in bonds. Bonds worth EUR262 billion were issued in the first seven months of this year, a drop of about 10% compared to the same period last year.

Portfolio developments per 2018-07-31

During the month the portfolio’s sensitivity to market trends varied between 104% and 110%. The portfolio therefore held a slight overweight positioning in terms of market risk.

Our positioning in the insurance, banking and telecom sectors performed relatively well in July. In contrast, our positioning in the industrial goods, ABS and building materials sectors contributed negatively. Our liquidity position (in the shape of cash and government bonds) had a negative impact.

Our pair trades contributed negatively. In particular the long position in Jaguar LandRover versus the short position in Peugeot, as well as the long position in Unibail-Rodamco versus the short position in Wendel contributed negatively. At the end of the month the global exposure of the Fund was 121%.

At individual company level, positive contributions came from the overweights in OMV, Volkswagen, NN Group, EDF and Caixabank. The overweights in CK Hutchison and Christian Dior, as well as the underweight in Generali contributed negatively.

In July the Fund participated in new bond issues by e.g. Informa, Vesteda, Citigroup, BFCM, ABN Amro and Euroclear Bank.

Outlook
We will maintain our conservative positioning for the time being. This positioning reflects our concerns about the trend for de-allocation from the credits asset class, the further tapering of the ECB’s CSPP programme later this year and the higher idiosyncratic risks at companies.
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund Plus (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. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

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 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/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.

Performance per 2018-07-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2018-07-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 0.3 % 0.3 %
3 months 0.2 % -0.0 %
This year -0.1 % -0.4 %
2015 0.4 % -0.7 %
2016 5.7 % 4.7 %
2017 2.6 % 2.4 %
1 year (on annual basis) 1.0 % 0.6 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 2.7 % 2.1 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 3.7 % 3.0 %
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
No
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund Plus (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. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

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 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/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.

Maturity profile (2018-07-31)

Fund
Benchmark
27.1 %
3-5 year
27.7 %
21.8 %
5-7 year
20.1 %
18.9 %
0-3 year
23.8 %
15.5 %
7-10 year
20.5 %
13.7 %
> 10 year
7.9 %
2.9 %
Cash
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other
0.0 %
Totaal
100 %
100 %

Sector allocation (2018-07-31)

31.3 %
Banks
16.5 %
Consumer Goods & Services
8.5 %
Telecom & Technology
6.7 %
Utilities
6.4 %
Financial Services & Real estate
5.6 %
Industry
4.9 %
Insurance
4.6 %
Other
4.2 %
Basic Materials
4.0 %
Health Care
3.4 %
Energy
2.0 %
Asset Backed Securities
1.9 %
Supranational
Totaal
100 %
The cash position is included in ‘Other’.

Rating allocation (2018-07-31)

Fund
Benchmark
4.7 %
AAA
0.6 %
5.4 %
AA
10.3 %
32.5 %
A
40.5 %
42.2 %
BBB
48.7 %
6.6 %
BB
0.0 %
5.7 %
Not Rated
0.0 %
2.9 %
Cash
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other
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 (2018-07-31)

1.6 %
0.375% KFW 2016-23
1.6 %
1.750% Bevco Lux 2018-23
1.2 %
1.250% KFW 2016-36
1.1 %
1.800% AT&T 2017-26
1.1 %
1.375% Thyssenkrupp 2017-22
1.1 %
1.077% BP Capital Markets 2017-25
1.0 %
2.000% Nokia 2017-24
1.0 %
1.375% Christian Dior 2014-19
0.9 %
1.750% Morgan Stanley 2016-24
0.8 %
0.875% ALD 2017-22
Totaal
11.4 %
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund Plus (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. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

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 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/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.

Ongoing charges

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Management fee i
0.42 %
Service fee i
0.10 %
Taxe d'abonnement i
0.01 %
Expected ongoing charges i
0,53 %

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 Plus (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. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

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 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/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.

Share class details

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Share class
I i
Investor type
Institutional
Distributing
No
Benchmark i
Markit iBoxx Euro Corporates Index
Duration hedged
No
Investment category
Credits
Universum
Credits
Inception date
2013-12-10
Domicile
Luxembourg
May be offered to professional investors only in
Belgium, 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„¢

Tradability

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Minimum subscription
Initial subscription: €50,000, additional subscriptions: €10,000
Listed
no
Subscription/Redemption Frequency
Daily
ISIN i
LU0986645306
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund Plus (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. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

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 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/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.
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund Plus (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. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

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 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/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.

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 Plus (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. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

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 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/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.