Kempen (Lux) Global High Dividend Fund - Class ZJ

Profile

Kempen International Funds SICAV - Kempen (Lux) Global High Dividend Fund (the Fund) offers a diversified portfolio of listed companies worldwide with an expected dividend yield of 3.3% at the time the company is purchased for the first time. The portfolio contains around 100 investments, which are approximately equally weighted.

The primary objective of the Fund is to achieve a structurally better long-term return, comprising capital gains plus net dividends, than the MSCI World Total Return Index. Shares in class ZJ are only available for distributors selected by the administrator, who place orders on behalf of their clients.

Management team

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

Performance per 2019-12-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2019-12-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 1.7 % 1.2 %
3 months 5.0 % 5.4 %
This year 20.2 % 30.0 %
2018 -6.2 % -11.4 %
1 year (on annual basis) 20.2 % 30.0 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 9.5 % 11.2 %
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 352.67 M 2019-12-31
Share class size
EUR 39.34 M 2019-12-31
Number of shares
36,041 2019-12-31
Net Asset Value i
EUR 1,097.26 2020-01-23

Fund characteristics per 2019-12-31

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  Fund Benchmark
Number of holdings 95 1646
Dividend yield i 4.92 % 2.28 %
Weighted average market capitalization i EUR 41,637 M EUR 177,989 M
P/E ratio i 11.98 18.11
Active share i 94.15 %
Kempen (Lux) Global 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). 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 2019-12-31

In December, the Fund outperformed its benchmark. 2019 was the strongest positive year for equites since the internet bubble in 1999. The Fund realized the third best total return in its history. However, for the whole year, the Fund sharply underperformed its benchmark. It is not uncommon that a more defensive, value-oriented strategy like the Fund can’t keep up with a bull market as seen in 2019. In addition, the valuation dispersion in the equity market is still very high. Investors are searching for safety and earnings visibility irrespective of the price. They are finding this visibility in two groups of companies. Firstly, there are the growth companies where investors are expecting continued growth, independent of economic developments. Secondly, there are the ‘low vol’ stocks such as consumer staples, companies where the underlying business is less impacted by the economic cycle. Cyclical companies on the other hand are eschewed.

The Fund benefited from slightly positive stock selection, while the allocation effect was neutral. In particular selection within industrials and financials was positive. Within industrials Seaspan continued its impressive share price performance. Although there was no specific news, the container ship market is looking to improve further in 2020. Also easyJet, Triton and SKF performed well. Within financials Admiral (no specific news) and Power Financial performed well. Canadian insurer Power Financial Corp announced a simplified corporate structure that will result in substantial cost savings for the company. Consumer discretionary detracted from the performance as in particular Valeo was weak. The French automotive supplier organized a capital markets day where it was a bit more cautious than expected on some areas. The Fund also benefited from the strengthening of the Euro versus the US Dollar, as it is overweigted the more attractively valued European market. There are signs that the European economy is stabilizing.

Portfolio developments per 2019-12-31

We implemented the fourth quarter rebalance this month. We completely sold Roche, TSMC and Limited Brands. Roche and TSMC were sold after the share prices fell below our 3% dividend threshold after the share prices jumped in 2019. Limited Brands was sold after its Victoria Secret brand continued to perform poorly with again negative like-for-like sales. We added Wartsila, Simon Property, Public Storage, Simplo Technology and Amada as new positions. Finnish industrial Wartsila has strong market positions in power generation and marine markets, while the valuation is quite attractive. The share price has been weak as the company is coming out of a period with few client orders. Simon Property (shopping malls) and Public Storage (self-storage facilities) are real estate investments trusts with an attractive valuation. Taiwanese Simplo Technology is a tier 1 battery pack vendor capable of hardware design and software integration. It most important competitive advantage are product development capabilities and experience. Japanese Amada is a metalworking machine manufacturer with a very strong balance sheet and an attractive valuation.

The Kempen Global Dividend strategy follows a disciplined valuation approach. We assess companies based on long term earnings power and seek a margin of safety in the price we pay when we select our investments. For almost 20 years, we have used this clear investment framework that requires a minimum dividend yield of 3% to ensure a portfolio with a high-income component and protection against overvalued companies. This approach has led to a strong long-term track-record, and we believe it will pay-off in the future as well.

We see limited risk in relation to the upcoming Brexit. Around 14% of the Fund is invested in stocks listed in the UK. Most of these companies with a listing in London are international players that are not overly dependent on the local economy.

As we have mentioned several times this year, the strong dispersion in valuation offers a unique opportunity. The Kempen Global Dividend strategy trades at an exceptional valuation discount versus the market. Historically, this has led to a strong relative performance on the medium term. Also the absolute valuation of the Kempen Global Dividend 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.

The Fund currently has a forward yield of around 5.0%.
Kempen (Lux) Global 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). 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 2019-12-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2019-12-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 1.7 % 1.2 %
3 months 5.0 % 5.4 %
This year 20.2 % 30.0 %
2018 -6.2 % -11.4 %
1 year (on annual basis) 20.2 % 30.0 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 9.5 % 11.2 %
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
Yes
Last dividend
EUR 8.00
Ex-date last dividend
2019-09-12
Number of distributions per year
4
Dividend calendar

Risk analysis (ex post) per 2019-12-31

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  Since inception
Maximum drawdown i 0.00 %
Tracking error i 0.00 %
Beta i 0.00
Kempen (Lux) Global 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). 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.

Top 5 contribution (2019-12-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
CNOOC 0.18 % 12.29 %
Wood Group 0.17 % 13.47 %
Samsung Electronics Pref 0.17 % 11.87 %
Seaspan 0.12 % 18.72 %
Schlumberger 0.12 % 10.64 %
Percentages shown for contributions and performances are based on Euros.

Bottom 5 contribution (2019-12-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Valeo -0.16 % -12.10 %
Orange -0.13 % -10.70 %
Cardinal Health -0.11 % -8.87 %
MTN Group -0.10 % -8.14 %
Retail Properties of America -0.09 % -6.20 %
Percentages shown for contributions and performances are based on Euros.

Geographic allocation (2019-12-31)

18.9 %
United States
13.6 %
United Kingdom
6.3 %
Japan
5.8 %
France
5.7 %
Netherlands
5.5 %
Hong Kong
4.8 %
Germany
3.9 %
Korea Republic Of
3.3 %
Russia
2.9 %
Canada
2.5 %
Taiwan
2.5 %
Portugal
2.4 %
Australia
2.4 %
Norway
2.4 %
Sweden
1.9 %
Bermuda
1.8 %
Singapore
1.4 %
Luxembourg
1.2 %
Italy
1.2 %
Switzerland
1.2 %
South Africa
1.2 %
Spain
0.7 %
Austria
0.7 %
Finland
0.6 %
Brazil
0.6 %
Philippines
3.2 %
Other
1.5 %
Cash
Total
100 %

Top 10 holdings (2019-12-31)

1.7 %
CNOOC
1.6 %
Samsung Electronics Pref
1.6 %
PPL
1.5 %
Tapestry
1.5 %
LyondellBasell Industries
1.4 %
John Wood
1.4 %
Gilead Sciences
1.4 %
JPMorgan USD Liquidity VNAV Fund C
1.3 %
WPP
1.3 %
Admiral
Total
14.7 %

Sector allocation (2019-12-31)

28.9 %
Financials
13.6 %
Oil & gas
10.3 %
Telecommunications
8.9 %
Utilities
7.7 %
Consumer services
7.7 %
Basic Materials
7.5 %
Consumer goods
6.3 %
Industrials
3.7 %
Health Care
3.5 %
Technology
1.9 %
Other
Total
100 %
The cash position is included in ‘Other’.
Kempen (Lux) Global 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). 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.

Ongoing charges

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Service fee i
0.20 %
Taxe d'abonnement i
0.01 %
Expected ongoing charges i
0,21 %

Other costs

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Upward swing factor i
0.20 %
Downward swing factor i
0.15 %
As of 14 January 2019 the swing factor has been adjusted from 0.25%/0.15% to 0.20%/0.15%.
Kempen (Lux) Global 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). 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
ZJ
Investor type
Institutional
Distributing
Yes
Benchmark i
MSCI World Total Return Net Index (calculated in Euro)
Investment category
High Dividend Equity
Universum
Global equities
Inception date
2018-09-03
Domicile
Luxembourg
May be offered to professional investors only in
Luxembourg, The Netherlands
UCITS status i
Yes
Status
Open-end i
Base currency
EUR
Share class currency
EUR
Management company
Kempen Capital Management N.V.
Depositary and custodian
J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg S.A.

Tradability

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Listed
no
Subscription/Redemption Frequency
Daily
ISIN i
LU1816221482
Kempen (Lux) Global 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). 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) Global 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). 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 & 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.

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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 we have developed. 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 177 companies are excluded from the fund’s global 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

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 over 200 company engagements and voted at 104 shareholder meetings.

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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.

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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.

  • China Mobile: We have teamed up with another investor to engage with China Mobile. Our ultimate goal is to improve the company’s capital allocation as the company has a very inefficient balance sheet. To achieve this goal, it is in our view crucial that the Board becomes more independent.

Risks

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.

ESG Report
Screening MSCI Research
Screening MSCI Research
UN Global Compact
ESG integration in the EPV valuation model
ESG integration in the EPV valuation model
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Kempen (Lux) Global 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). 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.