Kempen (Lux) European High Dividend Fund - Class AnX1-USD

Profile

Kempen International Funds SICAV - Kempen (Lux) European High Dividend Fund (the Fund) offers a diversified portfolio of European listed companies with an expected dividend yield of minimal 2.75% at the time the company is purchased for the first time. The Fund invests in companies that are listed or do business in geographical Europe including Eastern Europe and Russia. The portfolio contains around 55 investments, which are approximately equally weighted.

The Fund primarily aims to generate a better long-term total return than the MSCI Europe Total Return Index (net dividends reinvested), comprising capital gains or losses plus net dividend.

Management team

Jorik van den Bos, Joris Franssen, Joost de Graaf, Dimitri Willems, Luc Plouvier, Marius Bakker

Performance per 2020-09-30 (rebased)

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Performance per 2020-09-30

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month -5.0 % -3.3 %
3 months 2.3 % 4.5 %
This year 20.5 % 23.1 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 20.5 % 23.1 %
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 7.83 M 2020-09-30
Share class size
USD 0.00 M 2020-09-30
Number of shares
40 2020-09-30
Net Asset Value i
USD 30.78 2020-10-21
Turnover rate
34.75 %
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 2020-09-30

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  Fund Benchmark
Number of holdings 52 436
Dividend yield i 5.46 % 3.16 %
Weighted average market capitalization i EUR 35,840 M EUR 68,169 M
P/E ratio i 14.11
Active share i 82.06 %
Kempen (Lux) European High Dividend 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). Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zurich Branch, Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich. 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 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/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. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

Developments per 2020-09-30

After a recovery of European equities since the lows in March, stocks lost a bit of ground in September. Concerns about a second wave of the Covid-19 virus have become a reality. Several countries announced (partial) lockdowns, which increased the fear of continued negative impact on global economies. The Fund underperformed its index, the MSCI Europe Index. Also year-to-date it is still lagging the broader market sharply. Aided by very accommodative monetary policy growth stocks continued to outperform value stocks, the valuation difference between the two continues to grow and is at a level never seen in the history of stock markets. This trend has been a massive headwind to our strategy but also presents a great opportunity going forward.

In September, stock selection in the Fund was neutral, while sector allocation was quite negative and the main reason for the strategy lagging the index. Stock selection within consumer discretionary was positive as Hennes & Mauritz and Swatch performed well. Selection within financials also contributed helped by insurers Admiral and NN. Sector allocation detracted from the performance due to the overweight to the weakest sector, energy. The International Energy Agency reiterated its cautious outlook on the prospect for oil demand until the end of the year as the Covid-19 outbreak looks set to place renewed restrictions on people’s lives. Also our overweight to the financial was negative as it was the second weakest sector this month.

This month, we implemented the quarterly rebalance of the Fund. We sold our position in Sydbank and added A2A as a new position. Danish bank Sydbank reported results with a profit mix of lower quality than hoped for, net interest income and fees were weaker than expected. Conditions in Denmark remain tough for banks with zero loan growth. The companies’ excess capital will be returned to shareholders. Italian utility A2A has a diversified portfolio of activities in power generation, networks and waste. The company mainly operates in the Lombardy region in Italy, which was one of the area’s most hurt by the initial outbreak of Covid-19 in Europe. While its shares were hit hard, the overall impact on the company is limited, and thus offered a good entry level at an attractive valuation.

The Fund continues to lag the benchmark sharply this year. The market continues to favor companies with short-term earnings quality rather than look at the potential to add value over the cycle. The dividend universe is overrepresented in the latter, presenting a very challenging environment for our strategy. Given the uncertain outlook, part of that short-termism is certainly justified. Much has been said about the ‘FAANG’ companies in the US already, a similar trend can be seen in Europe. Here a handful of companies (the GRANOLAS, a.o. Roche, Nestlé, ASML) have greatly outperformed the rest of the market due to their defensive nature. However, it has resulted in a large valuation gap in the market. While some companies appear priced for perfection, others look priced for depression. We agree that several of those ‘quality’ companies can be attractive long-term investments. They tend to have superior businesses and we have (had) our fair share in the portfolio over time. However, in our view even the best company is not a great investment at any price.

We currently expect a forward dividend yield of around 4.5% for the Fund. Obviously, this number is indicative and based on current figures with an outlook filled with uncertainties and therefore based on conservative estimates. The Fund trades at an exceptional discount versus the market. Historically, this has led to a strong relative performance on the medium-term. Also, the absolute valuation of the strategy is compelling. In summary, the current environment offers the opportunity to buy a well-diversified portfolio with solid earnings power at an attractive valuation.

Kempen (Lux) European High Dividend 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). Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zurich Branch, Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich. 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 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/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. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

Performance per 2020-09-30 (rebased)

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Performance per 2020-09-30

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month -5.0 % -3.3 %
3 months 2.3 % 4.5 %
This year 20.5 % 23.1 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 20.5 % 23.1 %
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) European High Dividend 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). Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zurich Branch, Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich. 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 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/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. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

Top 5 contribution (2020-09-30)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Swatch 0.28 % 12.40 %
Hennes & Mauritz -B- 0.21 % 10.27 %
Unilever 0.15 % 6.15 %
SKF AB-B Shares 0.13 % 5.76 %
Novolipetsk Steel PJSC-GDR 0.10 % 7.67 %

Bottom 5 contribution (2020-09-30)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Wood Group -0.33 % -15.41 %
BP -0.30 % -16.04 %
Royal Dutch Shell -0.27 % -13.61 %
Svenska Handelsbanken -0.26 % -14.85 %
AIB Group -0.26 % -15.08 %

Geographic allocation (2020-09-30)

19.6 %
United Kingdom
15.3 %
France
10.6 %
Netherlands
8.5 %
Germany
7.7 %
Switzerland
6.2 %
Sweden
5.3 %
Italy
4.1 %
Portugal
4.0 %
Spain
3.4 %
Norway
2.3 %
Belgium
2.1 %
Finland
2.1 %
Austria
1.9 %
Greece
1.5 %
Russia
1.4 %
Ireland
0.3 %
Denmark
2.1 %
Other
1.2 %
Cash
Total
100 %

Top 10 holdings (2020-09-30)

2.5 %
Danone
2.3 %
Groupe Bruxelles Lambert
2.3 %
AXA
2.3 %
Unilever
2.2 %
Sanofi
2.2 %
GlaxoSmithKline
2.2 %
ALD
2.2 %
Swatch
2.2 %
ING Groep
2.2 %
Nationale Nederlanden Group
Total
22.8 %

Sector allocation (2020-09-30)

25.9 %
Financials
14.3 %
Consumer goods
11.8 %
Utilities
10.8 %
Oil & gas
7.9 %
Telecommunications
7.4 %
Industrials
6.5 %
Health Care
6.0 %
Consumer services
5.5 %
Basic Materials
4.0 %
Other
Total
100 %
The cash position is included in ‘Other’.
Kempen (Lux) European High Dividend 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). Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zurich Branch, Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich. 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 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/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. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

 

SWING FACTORS

An overview of the current swing factors are available here.

Ongoing charges

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Management fee i
0.47 %
Service fee i
0.20 %
Taxe d'abonnement i
0.05 %
Expected ongoing charges i
0.72%
Kempen (Lux) European High Dividend 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). Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zurich Branch, Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich. 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 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/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. 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
ANX1-USD
Investor type
Private
Distributing
No
Benchmark i
MSCI Europe Total Return Net Index
Investment category
High Dividend Equity
Universum
European equities
Inception date
2020-03-27
Domicile
Luxembourg
May be offered to all investors in
Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom
UCITS status i
Yes
Status
Open-end i
Base currency
EUR
Share class currency
USD
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
LU2133597547
Kempen (Lux) European High Dividend 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). Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zurich Branch, Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich. 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 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/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. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.
Kempen (Lux) European High Dividend 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). Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zurich Branch, Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich. 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 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/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. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

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.

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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.Â

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Our full voting records are available here.

Our fund approach to responsible investment

Kempen’s ESG policy is fully implemented in our fund’s investment process across the three relevant pillars of:  Exclusion, Integration and Active ownership.

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1. Exclusion

The fund follows the clear and transparent exclusion framework developed by Kempen. According to the framework the fund currently excludes companies involved in the production of controversial weapons and tobacco. Furthermore, the strategy avoids investments in companies that structurally violate ESG criteria, with no willingness to improve. In total 13 companies are excluded from the fund’s European equity universe.

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2. ESG integration

ESG criteria are an integral part of the investment process. The aim is to incorporate material ESG issues in our fundamental analysis. This means that portfolio managers perform an in-depth analysis of ESG data and material ESG risks and reflect them in the assumptions used in the valuation assessment. For example, as demonstrated in the chart on the right side, the ESG impact forms part of our Earnings Power Value (EPV) valuation model.

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3. Active ownership: Engagement

The aim of the engagements our fund participates in is to use our influence as a shareholder to encourage the companies we invest in to improve policies and practices in specific ESG issues. A successful engagement reduces the ESG risk and as a result unlocks value in the interest of our clients. In 2018 we held as a team over 200 company engagements on a range of topics. Â

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In order to lay out our guiding investment principles, we send a “welcome letter” to most of the companies we invest in. In this letter, we explain to the company why we made the decision to invest and what our long-term expectations are, including those in the areas of social and environmental responsibilities and corporate governance.Â

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Our fund also believes in the strength of collaborative engagement. Through cooperation with other investors and fund managers, we can increase the leverage of our engagement activities. In 2018, for example, we participated in the CIO Exchange Collaboration on Energy transition.

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Our engagement focus is on: climate change and energy efficiency, and corporate governance. For example recent activities include:Â

  • Shell: We engaged with senior management to set carbon targets with success as Shell announced that it will link its scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon targets to its remuneration. You can find the engagement factsheet here.

  • Severstal: We are monitoring Severstal’s health & safety efforts and encouraging the company to establish health & safety best practices that set an example to other Russian steel producers. As a result of the engagement, the company is working on a revised policy and process on labour. You can find the engagement factsheet here.

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3. Active ownership: Voting

Exercising our voting rights is also an essential part of the responsible investment philosophy of our fund. We analyse each vote on a case by case basis and often inform the company about our voting intention ahead of the meeting. Where there is a recommendation to vote against management, we ask the company to clarify their viewpoints. In 2018 we voted at a total of 104 shareholder meetings.

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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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ESG integration in EPV valuation model
ESG integration in EPV valuation model
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Kempen (Lux) European High Dividend 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). Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zurich Branch, Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich. 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 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/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. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.