Kempen (Lux) European High Dividend Fund - Class A

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, Floris Oliemans

Performance per 2017-11-30 (rebased)

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Performance per 2017-11-30

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month -1.2 % -2.1 %
3 months 3.5 % 3.7 %
This year 9.3 % 9.4 %
2014 2.0 % 6.8 %
2015 6.2 % 8.2 %
2016 2.2 % 2.6 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 5.4 % 6.2 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 7.6 % 9.5 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 9.7 % 10.8 %
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 36.34 M 2017-11-30
Number of shares
324,328 2017-11-30
Net Asset Value i
EUR 55.61 2017-12-15
Morningstar rating â„¢
Morningstar Analyst rating
Silver

Fund characteristics per 2017-11-30

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  Fund Benchmark
Number of holdings 55 444
Dividend yield i 4.16 % 3.19 %
Weighted average market capitalization i EUR 44,613 M EUR 65,690 M
P/E ratio i 14.94 17.81
Active share i 77.43 %
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 isauthorised 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.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. 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 2017-11-30

In November, equity markets in Europe were weak, with the Fund performing better than the benchmark. On a year-to-date basis KEHDF is also well ahead of the MSCI Europe Index. In addition, the Fund is doing much better than the high dividend universe. Dividend as a style is lagging the broader market.

Traditionally, in more uncertain and negative markets, the Fund tends to do relatively well and this was the case this month. The stock selection in the Fund portfolio was strong across all sectors, particularly within the telecommunication sector. Vodafone, Orange and Telenor all performed well. Selection within the utilities sector detracted from the performance after a profit warning from UK utility Centrica. The company unexpectedly pointed to more competition in the US business. We think this has been more than priced into the stock and continue to hold on to our position.

Portfolio developments per 2017-11-30

In December we will complete our quarterly rebalance, the fourth and last one in 2017.

Market volatility remains subdued, with few large moves in the indices. The benign environment attracts investors as it seemingly offers returns without the volatility that usually accompanies public markets. It is often in these markets that mistakes are made. Investors start to move up the risk curve without realizing it and are often faced with overvalued and/or illiquid assets once the cycle turns. We operate in the same capital markets as everyone else, and are similarly faced with elevated multiples. We do believe that safe investments with sufficient expected returns continue to exist, they present themselves in areas where the perception of risk is high. Currently this is the case in cyclical firms, or in commodity based operators. Within this space we look for companies with a sustainable low-cost position and strong balance sheets to reduce the long-term risk.

Our focus is on finding companies with sustainable dividends that can be bought at a discount to our estimate of intrinsic value. We base our estimate on the Earnings Power Value (EPV) framework of the Columbia Business School. EPV allows us to separate the three valuation components: asset value, earnings power and growth value. This framework improves our ability to analyze what we are paying for, and gives insight into whether a stock is priced with a margin of safety.

The Fund now has a forward yield of around 4.5%. We remain optimistic on the dividend growth prospects for 2018.
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. 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 2017-11-30 (rebased)

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Performance per 2017-11-30

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month -1.2 % -2.1 %
3 months 3.5 % 3.7 %
This year 9.3 % 9.4 %
2014 2.0 % 6.8 %
2015 6.2 % 8.2 %
2016 2.2 % 2.6 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 5.4 % 6.2 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 7.6 % 9.5 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 9.7 % 10.8 %
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

Risk analysis (ex post) per 2017-11-30

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  3 years Since inception
Maximum drawdown i -15.43 % -14.95 %
Tracking error i 2.28 % 3.18 %
Information ratio i -0.36 -0.21
Beta i 0.89 0.87
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. 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.

Top 5 contribution (2017-11-30)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Mediobanca 0.14 % 7.05 %
Roche Holding 0.13 % 6.80 %
Vodafone Group 0.12 % 5.65 %
Allied Irish Banks 0.11 % 7.41 %
Britvic 0.08 % 5.91 %

Bottom 5 contribution (2017-11-30)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Centrica -0.28 % -15.19 %
ABN AMRO Holding -0.13 % -6.00 %
Aggreko -0.12 % -9.71 %
AstraZeneca -0.11 % -5.46 %
Yara International -0.10 % -8.00 %

Geographic allocation (2017-11-30)

31.1 %
United Kingdom
12.7 %
The Netherlands
8.2 %
France
8.0 %
Switzerland
6.5 %
Norway
6.3 %
Italy
5.4 %
Germany
5.0 %
Sweden
4.0 %
Portugal
3.5 %
Belgium
9.4 %
Others
Totaal
100 %

Top 10 holdings (2017-11-30)

2.2 %
Atlantia
2.1 %
Orange
2.1 %
Nationale Nederlanden Group
2.1 %
Enel
2.1 %
Mediobanca
2.1 %
Vodafone Group
2.1 %
John Wood Group
2.1 %
Galp Energia
2.1 %
Muenchener Rueckversicherungs
2.1 %
Novo Nordisk
Totaal
20.9 %

Sector allocation (2017-11-30)

25.2 %
Financials
12.1 %
Industrials
9.9 %
Telecommunications
9.8 %
Utilities
9.6 %
Health Care
9.3 %
Oil & gas
7.8 %
Consumer goods
5.7 %
Consumer services
5.2 %
Basic Materials
3.8 %
Other
1.7 %
Technology
Totaal
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. 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
1.50 %
Service fee i
0.20 %
Taxe d'abonnement i
0.05 %
Expected ongoing charges i
1,75 %

Other costs

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Upward swing factor i
0.30 %
Downward swing factor i
0.30 %
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. 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
A i
Investor type
Private
Distributing
No
Benchmark i
MSCI Europe Total Return Net Index (calculated in Euro)
Investment category
High Dividend Equity
Universum
European equities
Inception date
2009-05-15
Domicile
Luxembourg
May be offered to all investors in
Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Sweden, 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„¢
Morningstar Analyst rating
Silver

Tradability

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Minimum subscription
Initial subscription €1,000
Listed
no
Pricing frequency
Daily
ISIN i
LU0427929939
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. 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) 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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. 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.

Fund approach to Responsible Investment

  • ESG is integrated in our investment process.
  • Portfolio managers (PM's) have access to ESG research via the database from MSCI ESG Research and via FactSet.
  • Prior to investment, our PM's assess the ESG performance of the company. If material ESG concerns are identified, this can result in the decision to quantify the ESG risks into the investment model, to engage with a company or to avoid investment.
  • In case of engagement, the PM and the Responsible Investment Department will start a dialogue with the company. The aim of the engagement is to use our influence as a shareholder to encourage positive change.
  • During the quarterly re-balancing process the PM's monitor the ESG performance of the holdings.

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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. 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.