Kempen Lux Euro Sustainable Credit Fund - Class IX

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 2020-03-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2020-03-31

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More information can be found on the documents page of this fund

Key figures

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Total fund size
EUR 690.45 M 2020-02-29
Share class size
EUR 0.00 M 2020-03-31
Number of shares
89,475 2020-03-31
Net Asset Value i
EUR 941.12 2020-04-01
Turnover rate
227.38 %
The turnover rate figure is per the end of the financial year of the fund and will be updated once a year.

Fund characteristics per 2020-03-31

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  Fund Benchmark
Number of holdings 279 2873
Weighted rating A- A-
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 Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). 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/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

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 2020-02-29

In February, the spread on the iBoxx Euro Corporate Index widened by 22 basis point to 127 basis points above the government bond curve. The index earned an absolute return of -0.39%. German 10-year government bond yields closed February at -0.61%, a decrease of 17 basis points compared to the end of January.

Risk appetite amongst investors continued to deteriorate during the month. The main culprit was the further spread of the Corona virus internationally, particularly in the industrial north of Italy and in South Korea. The probability of a global epidemic occurring increased as more and more countries noted patients testing positive for the virus. Corporations and governments responded by implementing a wide range of measures, including curtailing travel and cancelling large cultural events and business conferences, in an effort to slowdown the spread of the virus. Collectively these measures have already resulted in airlines and hotel groups noting a sharp decline in bookings.

Economic indicators are increasingly pointing to a sharp near-term global slowdown. Chinese services and manufacturing PMIs came in at 29.6 and 35.7 during February, highlighting the cost of the Chinese government’s efforts to halt the spread of the virus from the city of Wuhan. Whilst there are tentative signs that Chinese manufacturing capacity is gradually coming back online, the high level of global integration amongst industrial supply chains is likely to result in reduced activity in Europe, the US and Japan in the near-term. This is due to potential shortages arising in selected components and raw materials, as well as a temporary decline in new orders, as companies and individuals adopt a more conservative posturing.

During the month, bonds issued by companies in the industrial goods & services, travel & leisure and personal & household goods sectors outperformed. By contrast, subordinated bonds issued by insurance companies and banks, as well as bonds issued by automotive companies underperformed.

The supply of new bonds was EUR 43 billion in February, representing a 27% decrease compared to January and a decrease of 12% compared to the year-earlier period. Non-financial sector companies issued EUR 29 billion in new bonds last month, while financial sector companies issued EUR 14 billion in new bonds. During the first two months of the year, a total of EUR 102 billion of bonds were issued. This represents a limited 3% increase compared to the year-earlier period.

Portfolio developments per 2020-02-29

During the month the portfolio’s sensitivity to market trends varied between 90% and 94%. The portfolio therefore held an underweight positioning in terms of market risk.
Our positioning in the banks, utilities and automotive sectors performed relatively well in February. In contrast, our positioning in the telecom, food & beverage and infrastructure sectors contributed negatively. Our liquidity position (in the form of cash and government bonds) had a positive impact.

At individual company level, positive contributions came from the overweights in Bank of America, Enexis, GlaxoSmithKline and Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, as well as from our underweights in AB Inbev (excluded), Volkswagen (excluded), Banco Santander and Daimler. By contrast, our overweights in Renault, Verizon, PepsiCo and Unilever contributed negatively.

In February, the Fund participated in new bond issues from Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, Samhallsbyggnadsbolaget, Société Générale, DSV, VFC Corporation and Telenor.

Norway-based telecom operator Telenor is regarded as an industry leader in the area of ESG given its strong commitment to human rights, freedom of expression and digital inclusion. It also has extensive policies and programs to manage privacy and data security-related risks.

Outlook
We remain underweight risk in our portfolio and remain focused on quality. We expect our portfolio to, therefore, be well protected in the event the corona virus outbreak grows in severity. Having said this, we will be vigilant in looking out for relative value opportunities that arise as a result of the increased market volatility.
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 Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). 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/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

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 2020-03-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2020-03-31

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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
No
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 Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). 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/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

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 (2020-03-31)

Fund
Benchmark
22.1 %
3-5 year
27.2 %
22.1 %
0-3 year
25.3 %
21.7 %
5-7 year
21.5 %
17.8 %
7-10 year
16.8 %
13.6 %
> 10 year
9.3 %
3.6 %
Cash
0.0 %
Total
101 %
100 %

Sector allocation (2020-03-31)

30.3 %
Banks
12.3 %
Consumer Goods & Services
10.9 %
Utilities
9.2 %
Telecom & Technology
6.5 %
Industry
6.4 %
Health Care
6.4 %
Financial Services & Real estate
5.8 %
Sovereign bonds
3.9 %
Insurance
3.8 %
Other
3.4 %
Energy
0.9 %
Basic Materials
0.2 %
Asset Backed Securities
Total
100 %
The cash position is included in ‘Other’.

Rating allocation (2020-03-31)

Fund
Benchmark
2.3 %
AAA
0.4 %
3.9 %
AA
10.8 %
41.6 %
A
40.1 %
44.5 %
BBB
48.7 %
2.7 %
BB
0.0 %
1.5 %
Not Rated
0.0 %
3.6 %
Cash
0.0 %
Total
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 (2020-03-31)

2.2 %
0.375% KFW 2015-30
1.5 %
3.875% Eurogrid 2010-20
1.4 %
1.500% Enexis 2015-23
1.2 %
0.736% Bank of America 2017-22
1.1 %
0.875% Equinor 2015-23
1.0 %
0.750% PSA Banque France 2018-23
1.0 %
1.375% Terna 2017-27
0.9 %
1.875% Groupe Bruxelles Lambert 2018-25
0.9 %
0.625% BPCE 2018-23
0.8 %
4.625% Veolia Environnement 2012-27
Total
12.1 %
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 Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). 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/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

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.

 

An overview of the current swing factors are available here.

Ongoing charges

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Management fee i
0.29 %
Service fee i
0.10 %
Taxe d'abonnement i
0.01 %
Expected ongoing charges i
0,40 %
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 Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). 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/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

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
IX
Investor type
Institutional
Distributing
No
Benchmark i
Markit iBoxx Euro Corporates Index
Duration hedged
No
Investment category
Credits
Universum
European credits
Inception date
2020-03-03
Domicile
Luxembourg
May be offered to professional investors only in
Luxembourg, 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.
Depositary and custodian
J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg S.A.

Tradability

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Minimum subscription
Initial subscription: €500,000,000, additional subscriptions: €10,000
Listed
no
Subscription/Redemption Frequency
Daily
ISIN i
LU2115422920
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 Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). 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/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

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 Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). 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/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

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's vision and mission

Kempen Capital Management is an asset manager that believes in stewardship and investment focusing on the long-term for the benefit of all stakeholders. Value creation is at the heart of the services we provide to our clients. We believe that being an engaged shareholder on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and retaining a long-term focus, is critical to helping our clients to preserve and create sustainable wealth that has positive real world impact and economic returns.

Kempen wide approach to responsible investment

We are committed to create sustainable alpha. The four pillars of our ESG-policy are:

  • ESG integration: Ensuring sustainability risks and opportunities are adequately considered in our investment analysis and processes.

  • Exclusion & avoidance: Not investing in companies involved in controversial activities or conduct.

  • Active ownership: Being responsible stewards of our clients’ capital and using our influence through engagement and voting to improve corporate behaviour on specific ESG issues and achieve positive change

  • Positive impact: Investing with an objective to achieve positive real world outcomes and impact, such as contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.6

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To put our mission and vision into practice we engage with our investee companies on a wide array of strategic, financial, and ESG topics. As an active owner we use our influence to improve our investee companies’ ESG performance. This helps us address some of the most pressing and important sustainability issues facing business and the world. Our focus themes for engagement are: human rights, labour rights, climate change and governance.

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Through collaboration with other investors and industry think tanks we contribute to the development of principles and standards of corporate responsibility both at sector levels, as well as investee company level.

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Our full voting records are available here.

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OUR FUND APPROACH TO RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT

Kempen (Lux) Euro Sustainable Credit Fund primarily aims to generate a long-term return in excess of the Markit iBoxx Euro Corporates Index (the “Benchmark”), comprising capital growth and income, by investing in corporate bonds issued by companies which comply with strict sustainability criteria.

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We strive to invest in companies that have a lower carbon intensity than their sector peers, or in companies that are willing and able to considerably lower their carbon intensity to a level below their sector peers – ideally in line with the Paris goals. We encourage this via continuing engagements with companies, clients, investors and other stakeholders.

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Kempen’s ESG policy is implemented in our fund’s investment process by the following pillars: Exclusion, Integration and Active ownership.

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Exclusion & Avoidance

In line with the general Kempen policy, the Kempen (Lux) Euro Sustainable Credit Fund excludes all companies on the KCM Exclusion- or Avoidance list.

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Companies that ‘Fail’ marked against the criteria of the United Nations Global Compact or those companies that attract a red flag on the MSCI ESG impact monitor are excluded.

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Companies scoring an MSCI ESG rating CCC are excluded. Companies that score a MSCI ESG rating of B are excluded on a comply or explain basis.

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The Kempen (Lux) Euro Sustainable Credit Fund also excludes companies based on additional sustainability criteria as listed in the table below.

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More information on our exclusion criteria and thresholds can be found here.

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EXCLUSION CRITERIA KEMPEN (LUX) EURO SUSTAINABLE CREDIT FUND

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ADDITIONAL SUSTAINABILITY CRITERIA

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x    Power Generation Nuclear

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x    Power Generation Carbon Intensive

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ESG Integration

The assessment of companies’ ESG profiles is an integral part of our investment process. We assess each company on a case-by-case basis, taking into account material risks in a given industry in combination with the company’s respective risk exposure, practices and disclosure.

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A low score on ESG criteria can result in the demand for an additional premium on the company’s bonds and/or initiation of an engagement with the issuer. If ESG risks are deemed too severe, an investment in the company will be avoided and/or existing holdings will be sold.

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On a quarterly basis, the Kempen Responsible Investment team screens the holdings of the Kempen Euro Credit Strategies, and discusses the findings with the portfolio managers.

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Active Ownership

As active investors we perform comprehensive engagements with our portfolio companies with the objective to unlock value and reduce risk.

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Our engagement process defines clear objectives of which the progress and result is tracked and well documented. If at any stage the company refuses to cooperate, divestment has to be considered.

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Engagement examples can be found here

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Risks

For more information about the mid and long term risks associated with the investments:

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Although Kempen Capital Management N.V.’s information providers, including without limitation, MSCI ESG Research LLC and its affiliates (the “ESG Parties”), obtain information from sources they consider reliable, none of the ESG Parties warrants or guarantees the originality, accuracy and/or completeness of any data herein. None of the ESG Parties makes any express or implied warranties of any kind, and the ESG Parties hereby expressly disclaim all warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to any data herein. None of the ESG Parties shall have any liability for any errors or omissions in connection with any data herein. Further, without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall any of the ESG Parties have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, consequential or any other damages (including lost profits) even if notified of the possibility of such damages.

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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 Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). 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/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

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.