Kempen (Lux) Global Property Fund - Class JX

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, Robert Stenger, Mihail Tonchev

Performance per 2021-09-30 (rebased)

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Performance per 2021-09-30

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month -4.2 % -4.0 %
3 months 1.6 % 1.4 %
This year 21.3 % 20.8 %
2020 7.5 % 7.7 %
1 year (on annual basis) 29.2 % 31.2 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 19.3 % 19.9 %
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 235.25 M 2021-09-30
Share class size
EUR 36.56 M 2021-09-30
Number of shares
290,892 2021-09-30
Net Asset Value i
EUR 132.36 2021-10-25
Turnover rate
215.53 %
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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  Fund Benchmark
Number of holdings 50 377
Dividend yield i 3.03 % 3.15 %
Weighted average market capitalization i EUR 14,460 M EUR 17,987 M
P/E ratio i 30.16
Active share i 73.07 %
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).

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 60, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855, 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 2021-09-30

The Fund posted a negative return in September and was roughly in line with the benchmark. Performance was well spread out between the clusters with nine clusters contributing positively and nine detracting from performance. Well performing clusters included the Nordics and US Triple Net Lease. In the Nordics our position in Pandox continued its volatility but benefited by remaining relatively stable at a time when other Nordic commercial real estate companies were rattled from the debt fear fallout from Chinese developer Evergrande. As a reminder, the previous month Pandox had been an underperformer and we do expect the volatility to continue but ultimately see the stock at an attractive valuation although admittedly a bit less so after a strong relative month. In US Triple Net Lease, the cluster performed quite poorly in absolute terms (as it is heavily driven by smooth access to capital and whenever capital markets feel a shock it can translate quickly into share price weakness). However, we outperformed as our overweight position in experiential retail landlord EPR Properties REIT remained largely stable as many movie theatres continued increasing footfall and benefiting from blockbuster movie releases such as the new James Bond film. Underperforming clusters included US Logistics and Storage cluster where our position in Americold continued its weak trend which started in August after the company’s profit warning based on supply chain issues affecting volumes. US Housing also underperformed as our overweight positions in mobile home landlord Sun Communities gave back some of the strong relative August performance.

September was a negative month for Global Real estate markets returning -4% in local currency. The weakness was partly driven by the shock to the capital markets caused by the announcement from Chinese developer Evergrande. We elaborate further below on our thoughts on the debt issues for Chinese developers.

Heaviest hit clusters in September were the ones which have the highest leverage such as the Nordics at -11% and also European Diversified at -9%. However, performance was weak across the board with European Residential falling 8%, Hong Kong and the UK both falling 7% and US Logistics & Storage falling 8%. The clusters which held firm included US Hotels and Singapore at +1% as well as Australia which remained flat over the month.

Over the month, Chinese real estate developer Evergrande announced issues with bond payments which total a staggering $300 billion level. The impact of any collateral damage is difficult to quantify as it is difficult to determine the knock-on effects of a possible Evergrande bankruptcy on for example Chinese real estate or financial markets or steel prices. Therefore, it is hard to quantify possible knock-on effects of a possible Evergrande bankruptcy on our portfolio. We believe the quality and diversification of our holdings to provide solid risk management and do not expect to be effected disproportionally compared to the broader equity market.

During September the German national elections took place. Leading up to the elections the predictions turned more into favor of the SPD which in combination with The Greens and Die Linke could potentially form a very leftist government, which is not supportive for business. The SPD won the elections but a far left government will not happen as they did not win enough votes, which is positive. Over the month we also saw Vonovia waiving most take-over conditions for taking over Deutsche Wohnen showing it was not willing to let this deal slip. Furthermore, ADLER Group SA was the worst performing company (-35%) in the European universe as investors were increasingly worried with the corporate governance and the financials at the company. Outstanding receivables of up to €1 billion euro that take longer and longer to settle and the involvement of influential shareholders with a dubious background caused the stock to slide. During October more information and clarity is expected, to be continued.

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 Global portfolio has 18 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 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 and has been so since 2011. During September we held on-site meetings with several Canadian REITs in Toronto. We shared our expectations on how these companies can improve their ESG scores on our framework and all were keen to listen with actionable follow-up points. Additionally, we discussed social issues such as diversity and inclusion, pay gap analysis, talent retention and stakeholder capitalism among others. These are topics that we are increasingly looking forward to integrating deeper into our company scores and continue to draw best practices form a country which generally tends to excel at that.

During September we made several changes to the portfolio as our models were fully updated to reflect the latest results. In the European Diversified cluster we added to our Alstria position and sold part of Warehouses de Pauw and Dutch office landlord NSI to finance it. In US Logistics & Storage, after the labor shortage related profit warning we had been selling part of our position in storage assets landlord Americold and buying urban coastal market logistics specialist Terreno Realty. Additionally we sold part of Extra Space into Cubesmart on the basis of a shorter term valuation gap. In the US Triple Net Cluster we saw value emerging in National Retail Properties as our tenant deep dive work revealed a much better than expected quality of tenants with very few problematic tenants even at the tail end. We therefore adjusted our short term Net-Operating-Income (NOI) growth assumptions upwards for the company. On the back of that work, we rotated part of our position in well performing secondary logistics landlord STAG Industrial into National Properties REIT. Additionally, a deep dive into the property locations of experiential landlord EPR Properties REIT revealed better than average locations. This has been evident as the company has been able to sell off some challenged movie theatre assets at the low end of the quality spectrum with immediate alternative use opportunities (industrial and residential) for the new buyers. We rotated another portion of STAG Industrial into EPR Properties REIT. In US Healthcare we continued selling parts of large cap Ventas and into Omega Healthcare REIT, Healthpeak and Alexandria Real Estate.

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).

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 60, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855, 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 2021-09-30 (rebased)

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Performance per 2021-09-30

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month -4.2 % -4.0 %
3 months 1.6 % 1.4 %
This year 21.3 % 20.8 %
2020 7.5 % 7.7 %
1 year (on annual basis) 29.2 % 31.2 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 19.3 % 19.9 %
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
Yes
Last dividend
EUR 2.12
Ex-date last dividend
2021-07-16
Number of distributions per year
1
Dividend calendar
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).

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 60, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855, 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 (2021-09-30)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Mitsui Fudosan 0.18 % 7.17 %
Apple Hospitality REIT 0.10 % 7.07 %
Japan Hotel REIT 0.05 % 3.53 %
Ventas 0.05 % 1.63 %
Mitsubishi Estate 0.04 % 4.87 %

Bottom 5 contribution (2021-09-30)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Vonovia SE -0.40 % -9.20 %
Americold Realty Trust -0.36 % -18.80 %
Workspace -0.30 % -11.52 %
Equinix -0.29 % -4.32 %
Merlin Properties Socimi -0.25 % -10.38 %

Geographic allocation (2021-09-30)

57.5 %
United States
10.6 %
Japan
4.9 %
Germany
4.6 %
Hong Kong
4.5 %
United Kingdom
3.8 %
Australia
3.0 %
Singapore
2.7 %
Nordics
2.7 %
Canada
2.2 %
Spain
1.4 %
Other
1.1 %
Ireland
1.0 %
Switzerland
0.1 %
The Netherlands
Total
100 %
On basis of country of exchange of the investments. The cash position is included in ‘Other’.

Top 10 holdings (2021-09-30)

5.8 %
Equinix
4.2 %
Avalonbay Communities
3.9 %
Vonovia SE
3.7 %
Invitation Homes
3.6 %
Sun Communities
3.2 %
WP Carey
3.1 %
Mitsui Fudosan
2.8 %
CubeSmart
2.7 %
Vicinity Centres
2.7 %
Omega Healthcare
Total
35.8 %

Sector allocation (2021-09-30)

25.1 %
Other
23.7 %
Offices
19.3 %
Industrials
18.6 %
Residential
13.3 %
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).

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 60, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855, 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
0.600 %
Service fee i
0.20 %
Taxe d'abonnement i
0.01 %
Expected ongoing charges i
0.81%
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).

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 60, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855, 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
JX
Investor type
Institutional
Distributing
Yes
Benchmark i
FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index
Investment category
Real Estate
Universum
Global real estate equities
Inception date
2020-04-17
Domicile
Luxembourg
May be offered to professional investors only in
Germany, Luxembourg, 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 NV
Depositary and custodian
BNP Paribas Securities Services S.C.A., Luxembourg branch

Tradability

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Minimum subscription
Initial subscription: €50,000, additional subscriptions: €10,000
Listed
no
Subscription/Redemption Frequency
Daily
ISIN i
LU2128453888
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).

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 60, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855, 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).

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 60, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855, 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.

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.
  • 2030 ambition: To align with a Paris Agreement pathway (listed and non-listed investments) and Dutch Klimaatakkoord.
  • 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

At Kempen, we manage several funds and mandates invested in listed Real Estate companies including the Global Property Fund[2] and the European Property Fund.

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We aim to align with a pathway towards achieving the Paris Agreement and Dutch Klimaatakkoord goals for our portfolio, as well as the EU Climate Transition Benchmark[3].

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

[3]The EU Benchmarks consists of two climate benchmarks, Climate Transition Benchmark and Paris Aligned Benchmark, which have the aim to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 - in line with the 1.5?C scenarios from the IPCC. 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 average pathway. We use carbon intensity (based on Revenues) as the forward looking climate metric.

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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. Our investment process rewards companies that integrate climate risks and opportunities into their organisation, and are able to move towards a low carbon economy;

  • 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.

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.

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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).

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 60, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855, 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.