Kempen Lux Euro Sustainable Credit Fund - Class J

Profile

Kempen International Funds SICAV - Kempen (Lux) Euro Sustainable Credit Fund (the Fund) invests primarily in credits that have an investment grade rating (of minimal BBB-) and are denominated in Euros. In addition, these companies must comply with strict sustainability criteria. 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 2019-02-28 (rebased)

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Performance per 2019-02-28

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 0.6 % 0.7 %
3 months 2.0 % 2.0 %
This year 1.7 % 1.8 %
2016 4.8 % 4.7 %
2017 2.3 % 2.4 %
2018 -0.8 % -1.3 %
1 year (on annual basis) 1.3 % 0.8 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 2.3 % 2.2 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 2.9 % 2.6 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 3.3 % 2.9 %
Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges and including the reinvestment of dividend that has been paid out. 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 228.13 M 2019-02-28
Share class size
EUR 172.08 M 2019-02-28
Number of shares
161,773 2019-02-28
Net Asset Value i
EUR 1,072.50 2019-03-20
Morningstar rating â„¢

Fund characteristics per 2019-02-28

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Number of holdings 250 2427
Duration i 5.1 5.0
Yield to maturity 1.2 %
Weighted rating A- BBB+
Kempen (Lux) Euro Sustainable 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. 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 2019-02-28

In February, the spread on the iBoxx Euro Corporate Index tightened by 15 basis points to 145 basis points above the government bond curve. The index earned an absolute return of 0.71%. German 10-year government bond yields closed February at 0.18%, a small increase of 3 basis points compared to the end of January.

The highly positive sentiment among corporate bond investors seen in January continued in February. Investors seem to be discounting more flexible monetary policy (especially from the Fed), additional fiscal stimulus (mainly in China) and market-friendly solutions to geopolitical issues, such as Brexit and future US-Chinese trade relations. There appears to be a consensus that a combination of these trends will cause economic growth to stabilise and bring an end to the series of weak economic data from Europe and Asia.

The positive sentiment described above is also a significant factor behind the continuing inflow of new money into corporate bond funds. This led to growing cash positions among corporate bond investors. As a result, in spite of a substantial increase in the supply of corporate bonds compared to last year, most of February’s new bond issues were placed successfully without the need for meaningful new issue premiums.

US food manufacturer KraftHeinz surprised the market by issuing a significant profit warning. However, the company did announce that it would cut its dividend by about one third and use the proceeds from the planned sale of assets to reduce its debt and in doing so strengthen its balance sheet. After General Electric and AB Inbev, KraftHeinz is the third noteworthy example of a large company that prioritises retention of an investment grade rating over near-term shareholder interests. In contrast, US conglomerate Danaher announced that it would buy General Electric’s biopharma division for about USD21 billion. The majority of this amount will be funded via debt. This resulted in Danaher’s credit ratings being placed on review for downgrade at Moody’s and credit watch negative at S&P.

At EUR49 billion, the supply of new bonds in February was almost the same as in January, but 53% higher than the year-earlier period. Non-financial sector companies issued EUR30 billion in new bonds last month, while financial sector companies issued EUR19 billion in new bonds. New bonds totalling EUR99 billion were issued in the first two months of this year, an increase of about 22% on the same period last year.

Portfolio developments per 2019-02-28

The Fund aims to avoid investments that act in breach with the VFI Richtlijn Financieel Beheer Goede Doelen (VFI Directive Financial Management Charities). De VFI Directive consists of basic guidelines and additional guidelines. The basic guideline advises institutions to investigate investments on violations of among others human rights, corruption and protection of the environment. The additional guideline is developed for organisations that want to apply stricter sustainability criteria in the investment policy. This directive includes further exclusions of companies involved in for example nuclear power, alcohol, tobacco, laboratory animals, adult entertainment and genetic modification. Each quarter, the investment universe is screened for violation of the VFI Directive. This screening is conducted based on the MSCI ESG Research database.

During the month, the portfolio’s sensitivity to market trends varied between 94% and 99%. The portfolio therefore held an underweight positioning in terms of market risk.

Our positioning in the non-bank financial service providers sector, as well as in the telecom and chemical sectors, performed relatively well in February. In contrast, our positioning in the utilities, banking and auto sectors contributed negatively to the result. Our liquidity position (in the shape of cash and government bonds) had a negative impact.

At individual company level, positive contributions came from the overweights in DS Smith, Huntsman Corporation, Telefonica and Crédit Agricole Assurances. In contrast, the overweights in Enexis and Eurogrid, as well as the underweights in General Electric (excluded) and Volkswagen (excluded), contributed negatively.

In February, the fund participated in new bond issues by Blackstone Property Partners Europe, Société Générale, Telia, BBVA, Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Credit and Unibail-Rodamco.

Unibail-Rodamco is viewed as an ESG leader within the real estate sector. This applies to the quality of its corporate governance, the way the company develops its employees via training courses and retention programmes, as well as the efforts made to make its portfolio of real estate assets more sustainable. Via its “BetterPlaces 2030” strategy, Unibail-Rodamco aims to reduce CO2 emissions for new buildings by 30% and by as much as 70% for existing buildings.

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 Sustainable 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. 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 2019-02-28 (rebased)

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Performance per 2019-02-28

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 0.6 % 0.7 %
3 months 2.0 % 2.0 %
This year 1.7 % 1.8 %
2016 4.8 % 4.7 %
2017 2.3 % 2.4 %
2018 -0.8 % -1.3 %
1 year (on annual basis) 1.3 % 0.8 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 2.3 % 2.2 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 2.9 % 2.6 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 3.3 % 2.9 %
Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges and including the reinvestment of dividend that has been paid out. The value of your investments may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Dividends

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Distributing
Yes
Last dividend
EUR 21.95
Ex-date last dividend
2019-01-21
Number of distributions per year
1
Dividend calendar
Kempen (Lux) Euro Sustainable 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. 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 (2019-02-28)

Fund
Benchmark
26.0 %
5-7 year
20.0 %
22.1 %
3-5 year
27.4 %
21.7 %
0-3 year
26.0 %
16.6 %
7-10 year
19.0 %
8.5 %
> 10 year
7.6 %
5.2 %
Cash
0.0 %
Totaal
100 %
100 %

Sector allocation (2019-02-28)

29.9 %
Banks
13.7 %
Consumer Goods & Services
11.7 %
Utilities
8.2 %
Industry
7.5 %
Telecom & Technology
6.3 %
Financial Services & Real estate
5.2 %
Health Care
5.1 %
Other
4.6 %
Insurance
3.4 %
Energy
2.3 %
Basic Materials
1.4 %
Sovereign bonds
0.7 %
Asset Backed Securities
Totaal
100 %
The cash position is included in ‘Other’.

Rating allocation (2019-02-28)

Fund
Benchmark
1.8 %
AAA
0.5 %
5.3 %
AA
10.7 %
37.1 %
A
39.6 %
44.0 %
BBB
49.2 %
4.3 %
BB
0.0 %
2.3 %
Not Rated
0.0 %
5.2 %
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 (2019-02-28)

2.1 %
2.875% Equinor 2013-25
1.7 %
1.500% Enexis 2015-23
1.5 %
0.736% Bank of America frn 2017-22
1.4 %
3.875% Eurogrid 2010-20
1.4 %
1.250% KFW 2016-36
1.3 %
2.375% Priceline 2014-24
1.2 %
1.375% DS Smith 2017-24
1.2 %
1.375% Tesco 2018-23
1.0 %
1.750% Atos 2018-25
1.0 %
1.125% Deutsche Bahn 2019-28
Totaal
13.8 %
Kempen (Lux) Euro Sustainable 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. 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
0.32 %
Service fee i
0.15 %
Taxe d'abonnement i
0.01 %
Expected ongoing charges i
0,48 %

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 Sustainable 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. 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
J
Investor type
Institutional
Distributing
Yes
Benchmark i
Markit iBoxx Euro Corporates Index
Duration hedged
No
Investment category
Credits
Universum
European credits
Inception date
2013-10-08
Domicile
Luxembourg
May be offered to professional investors only in
Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom
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
LU0979491239
Kempen (Lux) Euro Sustainable 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. 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 Sustainable 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. 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 (Lux) Euro Sustainable Credit Fund has a more strict ESG process than other in-house credit funds. In addition to exclusion of companies that are on the general KCM exclusion list, it excludes companies that have violate the UN Global compact or the additional ethical guidelines, such as companies associated with nuclear energy, coal, alcohol, tobacco, adult entertainment and gambling. Furthermore, besides excluding companies associated with the production of controversial weapons, our definition includes any sort of military weapons.

An engagement approach is chosen for companies that are involved in GMO, factory farming, animal testing or if less than 5% of their revenue is derived from the production of fur or fur products.

Kempen (Lux) Euro Sustainable 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. 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.