Kempen Lux Euro High Yield Fund Class LR

Profile

Kempen International Funds SICAV – Kempen (Lux) Euro High Yield Fund (the Fund) invests primarily in credits that do not have an investment grade rating (lower than BBB-) and are denominated in Euros. The Fund may deviate from the benchmark, the BofA Merrill Lynch Composite Index, which only includes financial instruments with a minimal rating of BB- (known as ‘High Yield’).

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 while investment risks are continuously monitored. Investments are selected on the basis of an extensive analysis of the terms and conditions of the bond issues. Attention: it is envisaged that this share class will be closed for further subscriptions once the Fund (all share classes combined) reaches a size of € 150 million. The discounted management fee of 32bps will remain for a period of 3 years starting at the launch of the share class, to facilitate the initial growth of the Fund. After this period the Board of Directors will decide on the conditions and future of this share class.

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 2019-03-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2019-03-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 1.0 % 1.0 %
3 months 4.9 % 4.7 %
This year 4.9 % 4.7 %
2017 2.3 % 1.6 %
2018 -2.4 % -2.9 %
1 year (on annual basis) 3.4 % 2.6 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 2.9 % 2.0 %
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 34.58 M 2019-03-31
Share class size
EUR 1.32 M 2019-03-31
Net Asset Value i
EUR 26.40 2019-04-18

Fund characteristics per 2019-03-31

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  Fund Benchmark
Number of holdings 134 554
Duration i 3.6 3.7
Yield to maturity 2.5 % 2.6 %
Weighted rating BBB-
Kempen (Lux) Euro High Yield 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.

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 2019-03-31

In March, the spread on the ML Q964 Index tightened by 7 basis points to 218 basis points above the swap curve. The index earned an absolute return of +0.94% in March. German 10-year government bond yields closed March at -0.07%, a decline of 25 basis points compared to the end of February.

The sharp decrease in government bond yields in March was chiefly driven by a combination of worse-than-expected economic data and signals from central banks that they are planning to loosen monetary policy.

Economic growth figures continue to be worse than expected, especially in Europe. Indicators for industrial activity in particular have displayed a downward trend for several months now. In Germany, for instance, the PMI figures for industrial production in the first quarter of 2019 averaged 47.1. This is significantly lower than the average of 51.8 in the fourth quarter of 2018. Although economic growth remains positive in Germany, mainly thanks to robust consumer spending, the situation in Italy is rather alarming. Economic indicators there are pointing to a possible recession. It is worth noting that confidence among Italian businesses has already dropped to levels last seen in 2015.

In spite of the improved sentiment in the equity and corporate bond markets in the first two months of the year, the US central bank felt it was still necessary to convey an even stronger signal to investors that a further tightening of monetary policy is highly unlikely. The Fed will now stop reducing its balance sheet in September. Moreover, the Fed indicated that there would be no further interest rate hikes this year. The ECB has in turn announced a new TLTRO programme that allows banks to borrow from the central bank at very attractive rates. This will make banks, especially the smaller ones, less dependent on funding themselves in capital markets. At the same time, the ECB noted that it was aware of the negative impact that the extremely low interest rate environment is having on the profitability of the European banking system. The practical manner by which the ECB intends to boost the profitability of European banks remains unclear, however.

At the end of March, the number of bonds that make up the ML Q964 benchmark increased by one to 555, while the number of companies decreased slightly to 247. Additions to the benchmark included lower tier 2 bonds issued by Denmark’s Danske Bank and French bank Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, a lower tier 2 bond issued by reinsurer Swiss Re, a corporate hybrid bond issued by Telefonica and bonds issued by French companies Faurecia and Rexel. Bonds issued by French agricultural cooperative Tereos were removed from the benchmark after Fitch downgraded the company’s rating to B+, primarily due to persistently low sugar prices.

The amount of bonds issued by non-financial institutions in the European high yield market was EUR5.3 billion in March, about 21% down on last year. European high yield bonds totalling EUR11.6 billion were issued in the first three months of this year, a decrease of 43% compared to last year. This significant decrease in supply, combined with increased demand for high yield bonds, is
generating strong technical factors that have contributed to the sharp tightening of spreads seen in the first quarter of this year.

Portfolio developments per 2019-03-31

During the month, the portfolio’s sensitivity to market trends varied between 108% and 113%. The portfolio therefore held an overweight positioning in terms of market risk.

Our positioning in the industrial goods, auto and oil & gas sectors performed relatively well in March. In contrast, our positioning in the chemical, construction materials and basic resources sectors contributed negatively. Our liquidity position made a negative contribution.

At individual company level, positive contributions came from the overweights in Telecom Italia, DS Smith, Peugeot, Schaeffler and Leonardo, as well as from the underweights in Saipem and Netflix. In contrast, the overweights in Huntsman, Adler and Smurfit Kappa, as well as the underweights in Wind, Salini Impreglio and Worldpay, contributed negatively.

In March, the Fund participated in a new corporate hybrid bond issued by Telefonica and bond issues by Lincoln Finance (the holding company of Leaseplan), Schaeffler and Faurecia.

Outlook
The material tightening of spreads since the start of this year has led to a decrease in the number of interesting investment opportunities. Combined with our concerns about the slowdown in global economic growth, we will maintain our defensive positioning.
Kempen (Lux) Euro High Yield 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.

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 2019-03-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2019-03-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 1.0 % 1.0 %
3 months 4.9 % 4.7 %
This year 4.9 % 4.7 %
2017 2.3 % 1.6 %
2018 -2.4 % -2.9 %
1 year (on annual basis) 3.4 % 2.6 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 2.9 % 2.0 %
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 High Yield 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.

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 (2019-03-31)

Fund
Benchmark
32.4 %
5-7 year
30.1 %
25.1 %
3-5 year
31.7 %
15.5 %
7-10 year
12.7 %
11.7 %
> 10 year
5.1 %
11.4 %
0-3 year
20.4 %
5.2 %
Cash
0.0 %
Total
101 %
100 %

Sector allocation (2019-03-31)

27.5 %
Consumer Goods & Services
16.1 %
Industry
13.3 %
Telecom & Technology
9.4 %
Banks
8.7 %
Basic Materials
6.6 %
Other
6.1 %
Financial Services & Real estate
5.5 %
Utilities
4.3 %
Insurance
1.5 %
Energy
1.1 %
Health Care
Total
100 %

Rating allocation (2019-03-31)

2.5 %
A
22.3 %
BBB
67.2 %
BB
1.6 %
B
1.2 %
Not Rated
5.2 %
Cash
Total
100 %

Top 10 holdings (2019-03-31)

2.5 %
1.500% Leonardo 2017-24
2.4 %
4.000% TIM 2019-24
2.0 %
4.750% Fiat Chrysler Finance 2014-22
2.0 %
2.875% Smurfit Kappa 2018-26
1.8 %
2.625% Crown Euro 2016-24
1.8 %
1.750% Thyssenkrupp 2015-20
1.7 %
3.375% Volkswagen PERP 2018-24
1.6 %
4.250% Huntsman 2016-25
1.5 %
4.000% Unitymedia Hessen 2014-25
1.5 %
3.500% Titan Global 2016-21
Total
18.8 %
Kempen (Lux) Euro High Yield 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.

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
0.32 %
Service fee i
0.10 %
Taxe d'abonnement i
0.05 %
Expected ongoing charges i
0.47 %

Other costs

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Upward swing factor i
0.30 %
Downward swing factor i
0.30 %
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 22 September 2017 the swing factor has been adjusted from 0.40% to 0.30%.
Kempen (Lux) Euro High Yield 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.

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
LR
Investor type
Private
Distributing
No
Benchmark i
BofA Merrill Lynch Composite Index
Reference index i
BofA Merrill Lynch BB-B High Yield Constrained Index
Duration hedged
No
Investment category
Credits
Universum
Credits denominated in euro
Inception date
2017-07-31
Domicile
Luxembourg
May be offered to all investors in
Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands
UCITS status i
Yes
Status
Open-end i
Base currency
EUR
Share class currency
EUR
Management company
Kempen Capital Management N.V.
Depositary and custodian
J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg S.A.

Tradability

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Minimum subscription
Initial subscription: €1
Listed
no
Subscription/Redemption Frequency
Daily
ISIN i
LU1626446964
Kempen (Lux) Euro High Yield 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.

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 High Yield 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.

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.

Kempen (Lux) Euro High Yield 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.

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.