Kempen (Lux) Global Property Fund Class I - GBP

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

Matthijs Storm, Egbert Nijmeijer, Lucas Vuurmans, Anna Niegowska, Jorrit Arissen, Dan Petrisor

Performance per 2018-12-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2018-12-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month -6.1 % -5.4 %
3 months -2.9 %
This year -2.9 % -1.7 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i -2.9 % -1.7 %
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.
More information can be found on the documents page of this fund

Key figures

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Total fund size
EUR 83.49 M 2018-12-31
Share class size
GBP 0.09 M 2018-12-31
Number of shares
89 2018-12-31
Net Asset Value i
GBP 1,018.34 2019-01-23

Fund characteristics per 2018-12-31

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  Fund Benchmark
Number of holdings 44 337
Dividend yield i 3.84 % 4.21 %
Weighted average market capitalization i EUR 12,534 M EUR 11,809 M
P/E ratio i 13.68 12.88
Active share i 71.34 %
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

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

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

Market developments per 2018-12-31

Global Property stocks posted negative returns in December with the Fund underperforming its benchmark. Largest negative attribution to relative performance came from the clusters European offices and Hong Kong. In European offices Gecina continued its weak performance streak with another down month in December. We find it hard to explain the relative weak performance of Gecina in 2018 as the company’s operations continue to post good results, it has a strong balance sheet, and a management team with an excellent track record. The only concern we have is that shareholders Predica and Ivanhoe increase their grip on the Board reducing the independency of the Gecina Board. We are in continuous dialogue with Gecina to express our concerns on this front. Nevertheless, we feel the shares are attractively valued and remain our overweight Gecina position in the Fund. In the cluster Hong Kong the underweight position towards Link REIT attributed negatively. Link REIT management announced the sale of 12 retail properties for HKD12bn on a 2.9% yield at a significant net gain of HKD2.8bn. Proceeds will be used for share buyback and retail acquisitions in Beijing.

Markets continue to be pressured on concerns of slowing economies worldwide, the protests in France, a potential hard Brexit outcome and the US/China trade war. In terms of real estate news, several items stood out. In Japan, Activia launched a USD300mn equity offering in which the Fund participated. Proceeds will be used to buy land in prime locations in Tokyo (Tokyu Plaza Ginza and the Q Plaza Harajuku) and Osaka (Shinsaibashi). We underwrite Activia’s strategy to focus on prime locations. German residential company Vonovia acquired 2,300 residential units in Sweden for EUR450mn, continuing its European expansion. We are skeptical, and have been for a while, on Vonovia’s aggressive continental expansion in combination with an aggressive financial approach with high leverage and a largely unsecured bond portfolio. Any hiccup in the credit market potentially poses risks on future Vonovia re-financings. The second noteworthy news item came from the UK where residential company Grainger completed their 7 for 15 rights issue to finance the acquisition of the GRIP portfolio (London and Southeast England oriented residential portfolio). 96% of the rights were exercised indicating a brought receivership amongst existing shareholders. Gross proceeds amounted GBP333mn. We also exercised the rights for the Fund as in general we are supportive of the acquisition. It increased the quality of Grainger’s portfolio, increases its operational scale and accelerates the build-up of the private rental portfolio.

Portfolio developments per 2018-12-31

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. In our opinion this leads to better investment decisions.

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 Global portfolio has 19 clusters defined as homogeneous groups of real estate companies with similar underlying currency exposure. Examples are Australia, US offices 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 macroeconomic exposure versus the benchmark. The Fund assigns its risk budget on the real estate portfolio level only.

During the month we increased the management score of Shurgard in the European offices cluster at the expense of Icade. Shurgard’s management team enjoys a large opportunity set in continental storage where penetration and supply of storage boxes is low and ownership fragmented and mostly in private hands.

In terms of portfolio changes we increased the weight of logistics company Goodman in the cluster Australia at the expense of Dexus. In Canada we purchased stock in residential company Boardwalk by selling down Smart Centers. And in US healthcare we reduced the weight in Ventas and reinvested in Alexandria. All changes were valuation driven.
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

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

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

Performance per 2018-12-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2018-12-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month -6.1 % -5.4 %
3 months -2.9 %
This year -2.9 % -1.7 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i -2.9 % -1.7 %
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.

Dividends

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Distributing
No
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

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

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

Top 5 contribution (2018-12-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Fabege 0.06 % 5.78 %
MCUBS MidCity Investment 0.03 % 2.08 %
Dexus 0.03 % -0.45 %
Nippon Prologis REIT 0.02 % 1.11 %
UOL Group 0.01 % 1.01 %

Bottom 5 contribution (2018-12-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Prologis -0.65 % -12.96 %
Simon Property Group -0.55 % -10.39 %
Host Hotels & Resorts -0.41 % -11.51 %
Avalonbay Communities -0.34 % -8.77 %
Tokyu Fudosan -0.31 % -12.78 %

Geographic allocation (2018-12-31)

51.9 %
United States
11.8 %
Japan
7.9 %
Hong Kong
5.0 %
Australia
4.4 %
United Kingdom
4.1 %
Germany
3.1 %
France
2.7 %
Canada
2.6 %
The Netherlands
2.5 %
Singapore
1.9 %
Nordics
1.1 %
Switzerland
1.0 %
Other
Totaal
100 %
On basis of country of exchange of the investments. The cash position is included in ‘Other’.

Top 10 holdings (2018-12-31)

5.1 %
Simon Property Group
4.6 %
Prologis
4.1 %
Deutsche Wohnen
4.0 %
Public Storage
3.7 %
Avalonbay Communities
3.4 %
Host Hotels & Resorts
3.4 %
Grainger Trust
3.1 %
Henderson Land Development
3.1 %
Wharf Real Estate
3.1 %
Gecina
Totaal
37.6 %

Sector allocation (2018-12-31)

23.6 %
Offices
22.6 %
Retail
20.7 %
Residential
17.2 %
Industrials
15.9 %
Other
Totaal
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

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

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

Ongoing charges

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Management fee i
0.70 %
Service fee i
0.20 %
Taxe d'abonnement i
0.01 %
Expected ongoing charges i
0,91 %

Other costs

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Upward swing factor i
0.25 %
Downward swing factor i
0.20 %
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

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

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

Share class details

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Share class
I - GBP i
Investor type
Institutional
Distributing
No
Benchmark i
FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index
Investment category
Real Estate
Universum
Global real estate equities
Inception date
2018-10-30
Domicile
Luxembourg
May be offered to professional investors only in
Luxembourg, The Netherlands, United Kingdom
UCITS status i
Yes
Status
Open-end i
Base currency
EUR
Share class currency
GBP
Management company
Kempen Capital Management N.V.
Custodian
J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg S.A.

Tradability

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Minimum subscription
Initial subscription £50,000, additional subscriptions £10,000
Listed
no
Subscription/Redemption Frequency
Daily
ISIN i
LU1894636262
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

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

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

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

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

KCM Vision

Kempen Capital Management is an asset manager with a long-term investment approach. We strongly believe in engaged shareholdership that benefits all stakeholders. As a long-term responsible investor, we firmly believe that active ownership and shareholder engagement contribute to positive change across the board.

Our KCM wide approach to responsible investment

To put our vision into action we engage with our investment targets on a wide array of strategic, financial, environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics. Our long-term investment worldview paired with thorough analysis and an experienced and diverse ESG team allow us to use both voting and engagement as means to consistently encourage positive change. Through this process of constructive engagement, we are able to contribute to the development of principles and standards of corporate responsibility within companies that we invest in. Our full voting records are available here.

Our fund approach to Responsible Investment

ESG is fully integrated in our investment process for the real estate funds. We believe financial and sustainability returns are indivisible and that those companies that can find the right balance between all stakeholders will drive value. 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.

We track the CO2 intensity for all companies in our universe and use this information to for our assumption for capital expenditure in valuing the real estate portfolio. We do not only invest in the ESG leaders but also in the laggards as we the potential value to be unlocked by providing capital to those who need it the most is massive

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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

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

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