Kempen (Lux) Global Listed Infrastructure Fund - Class BN

Profile

Kempen International Funds SICAV - Kempen (Lux) Global Listed Infrastructure Fund (the Fund) has the objective to offer Investors the opportunity to invest in an actively and professionally managed portfolio of listed infrastructure companies globally.

The Fund primarily aims to generate a return in excess of FTSE Global Core Infrastructure 50/50 (the “Benchmark”) in the long-term, comprising capital gains or losses plus net dividend.

Management team

Thomas van der Meij, Jags Walia

Performance per 2021-09-30 (rebased)

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Performance per 2021-09-30

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month -2.3 % -1.9 %
3 months 1.7 % 2.1 %
This year 12.4 % 12.8 %
2019 5.1 % 5.6 %
2020 -6.8 % -12.0 %
1 year (on annual basis) 17.4 % 17.2 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 4.5 % 2.2 %
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 83.35 M 2021-09-30
Share class size
EUR 0.64 M 2021-09-30
Number of shares
24,272 2021-09-30
Net Asset Value i
EUR 26.88 2021-10-15
Turnover rate
75.72 %
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 2021-09-30

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Number of holdings 39 246
Dividend yield i 2.67 % 2.89 %
Weighted average market capitalization i EUR 41,854 M EUR 35,466 M
P/E ratio i 21.22
Active share i 56.23 %
Kempen (Lux) Global Listed Infrastructure 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.

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 of the Fund are available at the registered office of the Fund located at 60, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855, 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.

Developments per 2021-09-30

Following three months of positive performance, the FTSE Global Listed Infrastructure 50/50 index was down 1.8% in September – yet showing its defensiveness vs general equity (-2.5%). The US pipelines were strong (+10%), while utilities and communication towers were down between 5-10% following a strong rally in bond yields towards the end of the month.

The Fund was down 2.2% in absolute terms in September, hence underperforming the index. For the third quarter the fund is up 1.8%, generating an absolute return of 12.4% (net, I class) year-to-date. Since inception, the return is an annualized 12% (net, I class), outperforming the benchmark significantly.

On a stock level, the biggest positive contribution came from:
1) Cheniere (+14%), benefits from a supportive macro backdrop while it announced its long term capital allocation plan – returning USD 10bn to shareholders (45% of market cap) in the next three years;
2) Williams (+9%) announced a share buyback (c.5% of share capital) the day after Cheniere’s announcement; and
3) Malaysia Airports (+5%) benefited from the reopening trade without any company specific news.

The biggest negative contribution came from:
1) Cellnex (-8%) underperformed as bond yields moved up, while there are concerns over the CMA approval process for the 3UK deal;
2) American Electric Power (-8%) was weak on no company specific news; and
3) Enbridge (+3%) which we don’t own was up but underperformed our two holdings Cheniere and Williams significantly.

The Kempen infrastructure investment strategy strikes a balance between qualitative, quantitative, sustainability analysis. Our experience and know-how in the area of infrastructure and legislation in combination with extensive data analysis, is converted into fact-based investment decision-making. Our unique valuation analysis and investment process focuses on the long term, carefully following megatrends such as digitization, urbanization and the energy transition. Next to the quantitative approach the investment strategy contains three equally weighted qualitative parameters that determine the warranted valuation: management added value, Infrastructure regulation / quality and ESG. The portfolio managers score each company covered on these three parameters. Companies that excel in ESG for example will be assigned a higher score and hence the warranted valuation for an investment increases. Portfolio construction of the Strategy is based on cluster neutrality. The Global portfolio has 12 clusters. Examples are Australia, NA Pipelines and European utilities. The portfolio weight of each cluster is approximately equal to the cluster’s benchmark weight. This ensures a diversified portfolio and neutralizes currency and macro-economic exposure versus the benchmark.

Kempen (Lux) Global Listed Infrastructure 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.

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 of the Fund are available at the registered office of the Fund located at 60, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855, 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 2021-09-30 (rebased)

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Performance per 2021-09-30

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month -2.3 % -1.9 %
3 months 1.7 % 2.1 %
This year 12.4 % 12.8 %
2019 5.1 % 5.6 %
2020 -6.8 % -12.0 %
1 year (on annual basis) 17.4 % 17.2 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 4.5 % 2.2 %
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 0.25
Ex-date last dividend
2021-07-16
Number of distributions per year
2
Dividend calendar
Kempen (Lux) Global Listed Infrastructure 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.

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 of the Fund are available at the registered office of the Fund located at 60, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855, 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 (2021-09-30)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Cheniere Energy 0.44 % 13.75 %
Williams Cos 0.30 % 9.05 %
Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste 0.16 % 8.53 %
Malaysia Airports 0.14 % 5.26 %
TC Energy 0.13 % 4.88 %

Bottom 5 contribution (2021-09-30)

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  Contribution i Performance i
American Tower Corp -0.47 % -7.02 %
NextEra Energy -0.38 % -4.78 %
American Electric Power -0.33 % -7.69 %
Cellnex Telecom -0.32 % -8.10 %
Xcel Energy -0.27 % -6.76 %

Geographic allocation (2021-09-30)

54.4 %
United States
7.8 %
Australia
5.3 %
Canada
4.8 %
Spain
3.2 %
Philippines
3.0 %
Japan
2.9 %
Bermuda
2.8 %
United Kingdom
2.8 %
Malaysia
2.7 %
France
2.4 %
China
2.1 %
Mexico
5.9 %
Other
Total
100 %

Top 10 holdings (2021-09-30)

7.6 %
NextEra Energy
6.5 %
Transurban Group
6.2 %
American Tower Corp
4.0 %
American Electric Power
3.7 %
XCEL Energy
3.7 %
Cheniere Energy
3.7 %
Williams Cos
3.7 %
Cellnex Telecom
3.6 %
Sempra Energy
3.5 %
American Water Works Company
Total
46.3 %

Sector allocation (2021-09-30)

43.2 %
Utilities
29.5 %
Industrial Goods & Services
11.0 %
Oil & Gas
8.0 %
Real Estate
3.7 %
Telecommunications
2.1 %
Construction & Materials
1.9 %
Travel & Leisure
0.6 %
Other
Total
100 %
Kempen (Lux) Global Listed Infrastructure 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.

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 of the Fund are available at the registered office of the Fund located at 60, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855, 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.

 

SWING FACTORS

An overview of the current swing factors are available here.

Ongoing charges

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Management fee i
0.750 %
Service fee i
0.20 %
Taxe d'abonnement i
0.05 %
Expected ongoing charges i
1 %
Kempen (Lux) Global Listed Infrastructure 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.

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 of the Fund are available at the registered office of the Fund located at 60, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855, 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
BN i
Investor type
Private
Distributing
Yes
Benchmark i
FTSE Global Core Infrastructure 50/50 Index
Investment category
Infrastructure
Universum
Global equities
Inception date
2019-08-01
Domicile
Luxembourg
May be offered to all investors in
France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom
UCITS status i
Yes
Status
Open-end i
Base currency
EUR
Share class currency
EUR
Administrator
BNP Paribas Securities Services S.C.A., Luxembourg branch
Management company
Kempen Capital Management N.V.
Depositary and custodian
BNP Paribas Securities Services S.C.A., Luxembourg branch

Tradability

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Minimum subscription
Initial subscription €1
Listed
no
Subscription/Redemption Frequency
Daily
ISIN i
LU1890810812
Kempen (Lux) Global Listed Infrastructure 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.

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 of the Fund are available at the registered office of the Fund located at 60, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855, 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 Listed Infrastructure 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.

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 of the Fund are available at the registered office of the Fund located at 60, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855, 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.

Climate change

As a long-term investor, we believe climate change represents a systemic risk facing the economy, society and environment. We want to consider the risks and opportunities this presents to our investments in the coming decades. We have therefore set a long-term commitment (2050), a mid-term ambition (2030) and short-term objectives (2025).

  • 2050 commitment: Net-zero investor.  Â
  • 2030 ambition: To align with a Paris Agreement pathway (listed and non-listed investments) and Dutch Klimaatakkoord.  Â
  • 2025 objectives: To align with a pathway towards achieving the Paris Agreement (listed investments) and Dutch Klimaatakkoord goals.[1]

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The Kempen climate change policy can be found here (under climate change policy).

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[1]We use carbon intensity as a metric to come to the pathway of net-zero emissions. As we care about the direction of travel and reduction of carbon emissions in the economy, it might be that the actual reducing trend may deviate from the suggested average trend line. The pathway is derived from the pathway of the EU Benchmarks.

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

In line with the general Kempen policy, the fund excludes all companies on the KCM exclusion- or avoidance list. Companies on these lists are either involved in the production of controversial weapons, derive a significant portion of their revenues from the production or distribution of tobacco, or have been involved in serious controversies. In addition, we exclude pure coal players and pure players involved in tar sands, as these activities have an adverse impact on climate change.

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2. ESG integration

The Kempen Global Listed Infrastructure Fund has purposefully designed its investment process to systematically embed ESG risks and opportunities since inception.

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The investment philosophy of the fund is to generate long-term alpha using three simple pillars – Optimizing the Risk/Return equation, Management Quality, and ESG performance. As part of the ESG pillar, our fund is positioned to benefit from developments arising from action on climate change, including the ambitions laid out in COP24 in late 2018 (pressing towards 1.5OC), and from support for several of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals set out in 2015.

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Some high-level examples of how the portfolio integrates ESG considerations include:Â

  • Environmental - Our low carbon investments in the Energy, Utilities and Transportation sectors are consistent with Article 8 of COP21, which encourages stakeholders to participate in the energy transition and Article 2 of COP21, which encourage low carbon investments. We reward companies that integrate climate risks and opportunities into their organisation, and are able to move towards a low-carbon economy.

  • Social – Our portfolio’s investments in Utilities (renewables capacity), Power transmission (addressing energy poverty), and Transportation (Road & Rail infrastructure) are all consistent with UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 relating to Clean Energy, and Goal 9 relating to the build out of resilient Infrastructure.

  • Governance - Finally, Governance structures, alignment, and governance history, contribute directly into our framework for assessing management quality. This is integrated into every single investment we have, across all sectors.

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Our team brings with it extensive experience in successfully engaging with companies on ESG issues, connections with broad ESG networks that include a number of NGOs (Green Peace, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International), and recognition from opinion leaders on sustainability issues such as 45th Vice President of the United States, Al Gore.

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3. Active ownership

With regard to climate change, we engage generally and take a sector-specific approach for the most carbon-intensive companies and sectors (e.g. oil and gas, utilities), as these count for the largest part of the global carbon emissions.

Risks

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

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Kempen (Lux) Global Listed Infrastructure 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.

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 of the Fund are available at the registered office of the Fund located at 60, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855, 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.