Kempen (Lux) Global Property Fund - Class I

Profile

Kempen International Funds SICAV - Kempen (Lux) Global Property Fund (the Fund) has the objective to achieve strong relative investment results by investing in a concentrated portfolio of listed global property companies.

The Fund is managed on the basis of a bottom-up stock picking approach. The Fund's strategy is to exploit mispricings between the valuation of property companies in relation to the quality of their real estate portfolios, balance sheets, corporate governance and management capability to add value to the property portfolio.

Management team

Jorrit Arissen, Egbert Nijmeijer, Lucas Vuurmans, Anna Niegowska, Robert Stenger, Mihail Tonchev

Performance per 2020-08-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2020-08-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 1.4 % 1.4 %
3 months -0.1 % 0.5 %
This year -22.7 % -22.2 %
2017 0.3 % -3.1 %
2018 -2.0 % -0.9 %
2019 28.0 % 24.2 %
1 year (on annual basis) -19.8 % -20.5 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 0.5 % -0.7 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 3.3 % 1.6 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 5.4 % 3.6 %
Before 1 October 2014 the Fund had a different name and investment policy: Kempen (Lux) European Property Fund. The Fund also had a different ISIN code. As a result the performance before 1 October 2014 is not representative and will therefore not be shown. Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. The value of your investments may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. As of 30 June 2018 a deviating Net Asset Value (NAV) is used for the calculation of the performance figures. This NAV is calculated based on closing prices of the Fund investments thereby deviating from the NAV which was originally issued and partly calculated based on snapshots (Asia & Pacific investments). The deviating NAV is used to make a better comparison with the benchmark, which is also solely based on closing prices of the investments.
More information can be found on the documents page of this fund

Key figures

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Total fund size
EUR 202.77 M 2020-08-31
Share class size
EUR 106.12 M 2020-08-31
Number of shares
39,599 2020-08-31
Net Asset Value i
EUR 2,678.71 2020-09-29
Turnover rate
215.53 %
Morningstar rating â„¢
The turnover rate figure is per the end of the financial year of the fund and will be updated once a year.

Fund characteristics per 2020-08-31

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Number of holdings 54 338
Dividend yield i 4.02 % 4.48 %
Weighted average market capitalization i EUR 10,895 M EUR 13,039 M
P/E ratio i 27.38
Active share i 72.80 %
Kempen (Lux) Global Property Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zurich Branch, Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich. The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

Developments per 2020-08-31

The Fund posted a positive return during August but slightly underperformed the benchmark. Underperformance was largely attributed to the UK cluster as well as US Healthcare. In the former, the UK had been a strong source of outperformance year to date and our recent switch into the deep value London based office companies were the source of the underperformance. As we mentioned last month, despite strong sentiment against the sector caused by work-from-home (WFH) worries, we see the companies that we have exposure to (Workspace, Derwent London and Great Portland) well positioned to take advantage of the future working environment. In the case of Workspace, we believe it is best positioned for the hub-and-spoke future office formats that many growing companies may switch to. In the case of Derwent and Great Portland, their locations and product type is ideal for multinational headquarters in the best locations as well as growing TAMI (technology, advertising, media, information) conglomerates with a Global/European presence. Conversely, in the European residential cluster we had a very strong month with eastern German focused landlord TAG Immobilien returning 13% over the month after strong earnings and the issuing of a convertible which likely triggered additional equity demand for delta hedgers by arbitrageurs.

The month of August was positive for Global real estate with performance for the sector coming in at just over 2% in local currency for the month. Once again there was some dispersion between the various clusters as the US Hotels returning 12% and Japan REOCs and European Residential returning 13% and 8% each. Alternatively, the Nordics and European Shopping Centers were particularly weak returning -4% and -5% over the month respectively. With dispersion being high, it is important to note how resilient the residential clusters have remained through this pandemic as governments have rallied to insure support for individuals with income difficulties during the pandemic, a clear benefit for landlords, despite some temporary rental growth pressure on several markets. It is no surprise to see offices temporarily struggling (a large part of the Nordics cluster which also underperformed is in offices) as the market has found it challenging to price the unclear effects from the WFH fallout on the office landlords. The lack of proper office repopulation and low office utilizations of 15-30% coupled with many large traditional employers mentioning no major return to the office until the first half of 2021 has led the market to quick dire and broad conclusions. In our view, this approach fails to separate the resilient locations and building types from the less challenged ones.

August was an earnings heavy month with most companies that hadn’t reported in July releasing their earnings for the rest of the year. Management teams that were more confident of their future reinstated their guidance (e.g. several industrial companies) whilst others chose to wait it out. Broadly speaking, rental collections have been on a positive trend as economies have nearly fully opened up. For example, in Canada most retail properties are now open and in some cases we have seen fitness centers collect around 80% of their pre-pandemic revenues which hints at what a “new-normal” level might be. In the US Triple Net Lease space rents collection has been over 80% as a whole and most analyst estimates have had to be revised more favorably, with investment grade tenants naturally being able to pay rents a lot better. Adversely, we have seen widening cap rates for secondary single tenant retail properties due to a drier investment market.

In these uncertain times, there has been wide dispersion between accounting assumptions and negotiation tactics amongst management teams. Having to make a very difficult estimate of the probability of rental collections, some management teams have been very conservative taking a margin of safety approach and recognizing large bad debt provisions and others extremely aggressive assuming that all rent deferrals will be paid back. It has been challenging but essential for us to separate wishful thinking from the objective reality and model appropriately based on how deep we see the pandemic led pain to be and the path of recovery. Some management teams have opted to restructure leases and help their tenants as quickly as possible (e.g. Gaming & Leisure, VICI, EPR) whilst others have given minimal deferrals of several months (industrial, residential, essential retail) and yet others have given rent abatements and deferrals anywhere between one year all the way towards five years (movie theatres, fitness centers, big box stores, malls). Several companies have been able to recover their equity cost of capital premium and have rushed to tap capital markets without necessarily having a lot of growth opportunities ahead. This is a signal that the management teams are opportunistic (rightly so) and will take any opportunity to fortify their balance sheet – a prudent move that we endorse. Debt capital markets have improved in the US with several companies placing notes at close to pre-pandemic spreads.

All eyes are on the progress of a Covid vaccine and thus market volatility has been high with quick knee-jerk reactions to high level news. At the moment, we fail to see a quick resolution of the pandemic and even with the introduction of a vaccine it still leaves many uncertainties on the horizon (will it treat all Covid strains? How quickly can it be administered? Has it been tested sufficiently? Will everyone sign up to do it?). The gradual reopening of economies, and smarter way to track infections is encouraging and we see low risk for a second broad based shutdown which would be extremely crippling. Where we stand now, with quick responses from Central Banks and governments we see the liquidity risks to be well controlled but we have yet to experience the full rollout of the solvency issues that have been triggered by the shutdown and the new normal.

The Kempen real estate investment strategy strikes the balance between qualitative and quantitative analysis. Through application of data-analysis technology our Real Estate Team collects over 20 million relevant data points for 200,000 real estate buildings around the globe, processing this quantitative data in our data infrastructure and turning it into valuable fundamental investment information. The continuous increase in available data helps us make better assessments of the quality, value and risk of each real estate investment. This leads to better investment decisions and results in higher investment returns at lower risk for our clients.
Next to the quantitative approach the investment strategy contains three key qualitative parameters that determine the warranted valuation: management added value, balance sheet strength 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 European portfolio has 19 clusters defined as homogeneous groups of real estate companies with similar underlying currency exposure. Examples are United Kingdom, European Residential and Switzerland. 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. The Fund assigns its risk budget on the real estate portfolio level only.

ESG is of high importance to our investment process. The month of August was quiet for the team on the engagement front. We note that Vonovia has won the top spot in ESG ratings at Sustainalytics for European real estate and more impressively has gained 17th place out of the 12,500 companies rated by Sustainalytics, a good benchmark for the sector. Additionally, we are conducting further research into the various incidents that have occurred in the Nordics cluster earlier this year regarding insider dealing allegations concerning key executives at SBB I Norden and Balder, the evidence of which had been yet inconclusive.

August was a month with some volatility and we made changes to the portfolio accordingly. In the US Storage & Industrial cluster we sold our remaining position in Extra Space Storage and trimmed our position in Rexford in order to build a position in newly initiated Americold Realty Trust. We see a structurally attractive market opportunity with stable growth and the Americold is in pole position to capitalize on that. Furthermore, we rotated twice Equinix and Coresite over the month based on market volatility (and unchanged expected corrections) in the highly resilient and growing data centers space. Due to the increasing opportunity set of data centers we have increased management scores for most of the companies in the cluster. In Japan, we have sold part of our Orix JREIT position to reinvest in Daiwa House REIT. In US Offices we continued selling Boston Properties in place of Highwoods Properties. Boston Properties had weak earnings but no changes were made to our models as we had fully expected what was reported. As August concluded the information heavy second quarter earnings, we continue to focus on refining our models and continuously challenge our assumptions to better fine tune our valuation estimates across our universe.

Kempen (Lux) Global Property Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zurich Branch, Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich. The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

Performance per 2020-08-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2020-08-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 1.4 % 1.4 %
3 months -0.1 % 0.5 %
This year -22.7 % -22.2 %
2017 0.3 % -3.1 %
2018 -2.0 % -0.9 %
2019 28.0 % 24.2 %
1 year (on annual basis) -19.8 % -20.5 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 0.5 % -0.7 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 3.3 % 1.6 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 5.4 % 3.6 %
Before 1 October 2014 the Fund had a different name and investment policy: Kempen (Lux) European Property Fund. The Fund also had a different ISIN code. As a result the performance before 1 October 2014 is not representative and will therefore not be shown. Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. The value of your investments may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. As of 30 June 2018 a deviating Net Asset Value (NAV) is used for the calculation of the performance figures. This NAV is calculated based on closing prices of the Fund investments thereby deviating from the NAV which was originally issued and partly calculated based on snapshots (Asia & Pacific investments). The deviating NAV is used to make a better comparison with the benchmark, which is also solely based on closing prices of the investments.

Dividends

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Distributing
No

Risk analysis (ex post) per 2020-08-31

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  3 years Since inception
Maximum drawdown i -27.70 % -27.70 %
Tracking error i 2.22 % 1.95 %
Information ratio i 0.55 0.92
Beta i 0.97 0.98
Kempen (Lux) Global Property Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zurich Branch, Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich. The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

Top 5 contribution (2020-08-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Tag Immobilien 0.36 % 12.53 %
Hysan Development 0.34 % 14.46 %
Orix Jreit 0.31 % 16.64 %
Mitsubishi Estate 0.26 % 7.72 %
Vonovia SE 0.24 % 8.52 %

Bottom 5 contribution (2020-08-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Advance Residence -0.19 % -9.19 %
Workspace -0.19 % -7.61 %
Invitation Homes -0.16 % -4.71 %
Healthcare Trust of America -0.15 % -5.48 %
Americold Realty Trust -0.14 % -2.27 %

Geographic allocation (2020-08-31)

53.1 %
United States
11.6 %
Japan
6.1 %
Hong Kong
6.0 %
Germany
4.6 %
United Kingdom
3.6 %
Australia
3.4 %
Singapore
2.6 %
Canada
2.2 %
Belgium
2.0 %
Nordics
1.5 %
Ireland
1.3 %
Switzerland
1.1 %
France
0.8 %
Other
Total
100 %
On basis of country of exchange of the investments. The cash position is included in ‘Other’.

Top 10 holdings (2020-08-31)

4.0 %
Avalonbay Communities
3.9 %
Realty Income
3.8 %
Invitation Homes
3.8 %
Mitsubishi Estate
3.2 %
Health Care Property
3.1 %
Tag Immobilien
3.1 %
EastGroup Properties
3.0 %
CubeSmart
2.9 %
Vonovia SE
2.9 %
STAG Industrial
Total
33.6 %

Sector allocation (2020-08-31)

25.9 %
Offices
24.8 %
Industrials
23.4 %
Residential
14.0 %
Other
11.9 %
Retail
Total
100 %
On basis of 'look through' data. The cash position is not included.
Kempen (Lux) Global Property Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zurich Branch, Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich. The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

 

SWING FACTORS

An overview of the current swing factors are available here.

Ongoing charges

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Management fee i
0.70 %
Service fee i
0.20 %
Taxe d'abonnement i
0.01 %
Expected ongoing charges i
0,91 %
Kempen (Lux) Global Property Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zurich Branch, Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich. The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

Share class details

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Share class
I i
Investor type
Institutional
Distributing
No
Benchmark i
FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index
Investment category
Real Estate
Universum
Global real estate equities
Inception date
2009-05-15
Domicile
Luxembourg
May be offered to professional investors only in
Austria, 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 NV
Depositary and custodian
J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg S.A.
Morningstar rating â„¢

Tradability

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Minimum subscription
Initial subscription: €50,000, additional subscriptions: €10,000
Listed
no
Subscription/Redemption Frequency
Daily
ISIN i
LU1114193292
Kempen (Lux) Global Property Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zurich Branch, Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich. The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.
Kempen (Lux) Global Property Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zurich Branch, Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich. The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

Kempen's vision & 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.Â

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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.Â

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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

At Kempen, we manage several funds and mandates invested in listed Real Estate companies including the Global Property Fund[1] and the European Property Fund.

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Kempen’s ESG policy is implemented in our fund’s investment process by the following pillars: ESG Integration and Active ownership.

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Exclusion & Avoidance

In line with the general Kempen policy, the Global Property Fund and the European Property Fund excludes all companies on the KCM Exclusion- or Avoidance list.

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Companies that ‘Fail’ or are on ‘Watchlist’ marked against the criteria of the United Nations Global Compact are excluded.

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ESG integration

We believe financial and sustainability returns are indivisible and that those companies that can find the right balance between all stakeholders will drive value. Our ESG analysis for listed real estate companies includes:

  • Implementing our ESG quality score into the company score of each Real Estate company we model;

  • Monitoring the global investment universe on Real Estate companies that exhibit negative excesses, such as environmental pollution measured by CO2 emission levels to initiate engagement;

  • Benchmarking Real Estate companies against each other and visualising these results for our investment process and our clients in order to identify leaders and laggards;

  • Entering into dialogue with companies we invest in, to improve their ESG policies and practices;

  • Translating information of Real Estate company portfolios with lower sustainability scores into higher maintenance capex assumptions in our Kempen valuation models;

  • Offering product customisation to our clients who (for example) want to invest in lower CO2 emission Real Estate portfolios only.

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In our investment framework there are three key aspects we look at in determining the warranted valuation: management value add, balance sheet and ESG. We are willing to pay up for those companies that excel in ESG. This believe is underpinned by academic literature.

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The figure 'How ESG is integrated in our investment process' shows how ESG is incorporated into the investment process. Note that we do not only invest in the ESG leaders but also in the laggards as the potential value to be unlocked by providing capital to those who need it the most is massive.

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Active ownership

As an active investor, the Real Estate funds also actively engage with companies on their strategic, financial and social responsibilities.

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Our engagements focus on those companies where we believe substantial value can be unlocked. Engagement can take place on a wide array of topics including:

  • Reducing CO2 intensity levels;

  • Reducing energy and water consumption;

  • Improving waste recycling;

  • Improving working conditions and human rights;

  • Improving governance structures;

  • Improving shareholder alignment;

  • Shifting remuneration policies from being linked to short term goals to long term targets

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You can find the engagement factsheet of Kojamo Oyj here.

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Our full ESG policy can be downloaded here.

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[1]Kempen (Lux) Global Property Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg.

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Risks

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

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Although Kempen Capital Management N.V.’s information providers, including without limitation, MSCI ESG Research LLC and its affiliates (the “ESG Parties”), obtain information from sources they consider reliable, none of the ESG Parties warrants or guarantees the originality, accuracy and/or completeness of any data herein. None of the ESG Parties makes any express or implied warranties of any kind, and the ESG Parties hereby expressly disclaim all warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to any data herein. None of the ESG Parties shall have any liability for any errors or omissions in connection with any data herein. Further, without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall any of the ESG Parties have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, consequential or any other damages (including lost profits) even if notified of the possibility of such damages.

ESG Report
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Kempen (Lux) Global Property Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zurich Branch, Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich. The Sub-Fund is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch, English and several other languages, see website) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English.

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.