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 2019-07-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2019-07-31

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

Key figures

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Number of shares
200 2019-07-31
Net Asset Value i
EUR 25.42 2019-08-22

Fund characteristics per 2019-07-31

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  Fund Benchmark
Number of holdings 44 225
Dividend yield i 2.78 % 3.30 %
Weighted average market capitalization i EUR 31,000 M EUR 31,337 M
P/E ratio i 21.70 19.41
Active share i 61.27 %
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

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 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/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.

Market developments per 2019-07-31

We were able to significantly outperform the infrastructure index again in July. While global stock markets were flat in July, the infrastructure index was up 1.9% and the Fund was up 2.7%.

In an upmarket for infrastructure, we saw a strong divergence within Emerging Market clusters – where Emerging Asia was down almost 1%, while Emerging Latin America up 5%. Weakness is the former primarily driven by trade war concerns, strength in the latter from positive regulatory discussions. The strongest performing cluster in the benchmark was US REITs, from communications infrastructure performing strongly, with the two largest names (American Towers Corp and Crown Castle International) both up 5%. The weakest benchmark cluster was EU Utilities, where almost half the benchmark weight is UK listed. A ‘No-Deal Brexit’ scenario was a headwind for these UK names after Boris Johnson was announced as the new Prime Minister.

In terms of clusters contribution to the Fund performance, four clusters (EU Utils, US Electric, EU Transport and Hong Kong) contributed the most by almost 25 bps each. The outperformance was driven by stock selection as we were not invested in Spanish utilities which suffered from a negative regulatory update (EU Utilities), our position in Edison International paid off as regulatory risk declined (US Electric), and Cellnex benefited from the newsflow of Vodafone which will spin-off its tower portfolio and Vinci reported decent H1 results (EU Transport). The most noticeable cluster that cost performance was NA Railroads that cost us 30 bps, mainly from CSX which we talk about below.

On a stock level, the largest positive attribution for the Fund came from 1) Inter Pipeline (25 bps) which announced the completion of two pipeline projects early and at lower cost than expected 2) Enbridge (18 bps) our underweight paid off again in July as this time one of its existing pipelines faced opposition in Wisconsin (last month the company had opposition to its new pipeline project) and 3) China Gas Holdings – positive news on connection fee charges helped move the stock up 9%, going against the trend in the Emerging Asian markets which were lower.

The largest negative attribution for the Fund was driven by 1) Williams Co (-24 bps) as the stock warned that near term gas volumes in its North East pipelines would be below expectations for the second half of 2019 from weaker gas prices, leading to lower gas production. 2) CSX (-22 bps) underperformed on news of lower rail volumes being transport on the back of the US slowdown in agricultural volumes, in addition to the loss of one refining client that has filed for bankruptcy. 3. International Container Terminals also fell on the back of the US-China trade war sentiment.

Portfolio developments per 2019-07-31

The Kempen infrastructure investment strategy strikes the balance between qualitative and quantitative 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 key 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 macroeconomic exposure versus the benchmark.

During the month we exited out of SBA Communications Corp after its strong YTD performance (up > 45%) and reinvested the proceeds to add to our American Tower Corp position. Within the southern European Utilities, we also exited out of Terna in Italy, using the proceeds to increase our overweight in Red Electrica in Spain. In US utilities, we had two clean up trades (where we had small positions we own in an underweight stock) where we sold the remaining shares we own to take the underweight positions to the max in both Duke Energy and Sempra Energy.
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

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 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/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.

Performance per 2019-07-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2019-07-31

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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
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

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 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/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.

Top 5 contribution (2019-07-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Transurban Group 0.36 % 5.87 %
Inter Pipeline 0.32 % 11.65 %
Edison 0.28 % 13.65 %
American Tower Corp 0.27 % 5.56 %
China Gas Holdings (P Chip) 0.23 % 14.68 %

Bottom 5 contribution (2019-07-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Williams Cos -0.34 % -10.02 %
CSX Corp -0.23 % -6.83 %
International Container Terminal Service -0.12 % -5.04 %
Cheniere Energy -0.06 % -2.70 %
Jiangsu Expressway (H) -0.05 % -2.98 %

Geographic allocation (2019-07-31)

53.5 %
United States
6.8 %
Australia
6.2 %
Canada
4.2 %
Japan
3.6 %
Spain
3.3 %
Thailand
2.8 %
Brazil
2.5 %
France
2.4 %
Philippines
2.3 %
United Kingdom
2.0 %
Italy
2.0 %
Denmark
1.9 %
Mexico
1.8 %
Bermuda
1.7 %
Cayman Islands
1.7 %
China
0.7 %
U.A.E.
0.5 %
Switzerland
0.2 %
Cash
Total
100 %

Top 10 holdings (2019-07-31)

6.8 %
Transurban Group
6.8 %
NextEra Energy
5.5 %
American Tower Corp
3.7 %
Public Services Enterprise Group
3.7 %
XCEL Energy
3.5 %
American Elec Power Com
3.5 %
CSX
3.4 %
American Water Works Company
3.4 %
Eversource Energy
3.3 %
CMS Energy
Total
43.6 %

Sector allocation (2019-07-31)

45.8 %
Utilities
27.8 %
Industrial Goods & Services
11.7 %
Oil & Gas
8.0 %
The United States
2.9 %
Telecommunications
2.5 %
Construction & Materials
1.2 %
Travel & Leisure
0.2 %
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

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 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/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.

Ongoing charges

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Management fee i
0.75 %
Service fee i
0.20 %
Taxe d'abonnement i
0.05 %
Expected ongoing charges i
1 %

Other costs

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Upward swing factor i
0.30 %
Downward swing factor i
0.20 %
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

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 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/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.

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
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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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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

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 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/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.
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

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 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/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.

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 with the key pillar being our approach to ESG integration.

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1. 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.

  • 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.

ESG Report
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

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 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/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.