Kempen (Lux) Global Small-cap Fund - Class BN

Profile

Kempen (Lux) Global Small-cap Fund (the Fund) offers investors the opportunity to invest in an actively and professionally managed portfolio of smaller listed companies worldwide, while at the same time complying with strict exclusion and sustainability criteria. These are defined as companies with a maximum market capitalisation at the time of initial purchase of either EUR 5 billion, or the highest market capitalisation of any company included in the MSCI World Small Cap Index, whichever is the greater. The Fund primarily aims to generate a better long-term return than the benchmark.

The portfolio construction process involves a disciplined end to end framework initially utilizing proprietary in-house stock filters screening for high quality and attractively valued stocks. Thereafter, fundamental in-house research is carried out to identify high conviction investment ideas. The end result is a portfolio of approximately 60 - 90 stocks, well diversified across all regions and sectors

 

Management team

Jan Willem Berghuis, Maarten Vankan, Chris Kaashoek, Luuk Jagtenberg

Performance per 2021-01-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2021-01-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 3.9 % 2.8 %
3 months 24.2 % 21.2 %
This year 3.9 % 2.8 %
2018 -5.6 % -9.5 %
2019 26.5 % 28.5 %
2020 -0.2 % 6.4 %
1 year (on annual basis) 8.3 % 11.0 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 7.4 % 8.4 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 13.1 % 11.4 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 11.3 % 10.5 %
Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges and including the reinvestment of dividend that has been paid out. 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 954.26 M 2021-01-31
Share class size
EUR 119.23 M 2021-01-31
Number of shares
2,582,865 2021-01-31
Net Asset Value i
EUR 51.51 2021-02-24
Turnover rate
51.86 %
Morningstar rating â„¢
Morningstar Analyst rating
Bronze
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 2021-01-31

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  Fund Benchmark
Number of holdings 62 4291
Dividend yield i 2.34 % 1.62 %
Weighted average market capitalization i EUR 2,923 M EUR 3,525 M
P/E ratio i 15.78
Active share i 97.95 %
Kempen (Lux) Global Small-cap 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 2021-01-31

In the month of January the Fund (I-class) was up 3.9% versus 2.8% for the MSCI World Small-cap index (benchmark). The Fund also outperformed the MSCI Small-cap Value index which was up 2.2%. The year started with a strong positive performance as the stock market continues to focus on the recovery scenario post COVID-19. The market volatility and high valuation dispersion provides opportunities to add value via stock selection. We continue to be disciplined in our portfolio management process and took profits on stocks that have performed strongly in the recent months. The portfolio characteristics consistently show that our holdings on average are higher quality (ROCE), have healthier balance sheets and are more attractively valued versus the benchmark.

Three top contributing stocks during the month of January were Bed Bath & Beyond (+99%), Sleepnumber (+32%) and Teradata (+22%). The share price of Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) was up 99% in USD terms January. BBBY is one of the stocks on Wall Street with a very high short position. In the wake of the Gamestop saga, BBBY's stock was also bid up significantly. We decided to sell about 70% of our holding north of $40 per share. Due to this our monthly return was even higher at 141%. This is the highest monthly stock return we have witnessed in the history of the Fund. Sleep Number's stock price was up 32% in January. The stock made it three times to the top three contributing stocks in the past four months. We believe the reason for the stock price rally is mainly the anticipation of another strong quarter. Additionally more investors likely start to realize the potential of this company. As we wrote before, we are increasingly excited by the quality of its product offering and the execution ability of its management team. Teradata was the third highest contributor in January with a 22% return. There was not much news during the month, but Teradata is also a stock with a relatively high short position. By the time we publish the newsletter Teradata will have reported its Q4 results. Our investment case has not changed. We remain excited about the transformation driven by new CEO Steve McMillan. The journey is still long, but if successful there is a lot of upside.

Negative contributors in January were Argo Group (-7%), TGS NOPEC (-13%), and Thermon (-6%). Argo Group's share price was down 7% in January without any company specific newsflow. We have seen some insurance peers announcing Q4 results partly impacted by higher catastrophe losses which may have weighed on the sector's performance in January. In 2020 Argo has restructured its underperforming international division to fully focus on the strongly performing US business. We believe a more focussed Argo helped by a strong pricing environment will result in a higher return on equity. Argo currently trades at 0.8x price to book which is a substantial discount to peers. TGS NOPEC, a Norwegian provider of seismic data used in the oil & gas industry, saw its share price decline by 13% in January. The stock price reacted negatively to the news that the new Biden administration in the United States would temporarily stop distributing new licenses for drilling on federal lands and waters. Part of TGS's data library is exposed to federal waters in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and a permanent ban of new drilling, though highly uncertain at this time, would affect its value. That being said, such a move would likely support oil prices longer term, and thus move exploration elsewhere. TGS's data library covers all major regions for exploration. We are still of the view that TGS, with its strong balance sheet and cash flow positive model, provides a prudent way to play a potential recovery in oil price. Thermon saw its share price reversing somewhat during January 2021 (-6%) after a strong share price recovery during November and December 2020. There was no specific news.

Kempen (Lux) Global Small-cap 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 2021-01-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2021-01-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 3.9 % 2.8 %
3 months 24.2 % 21.2 %
This year 3.9 % 2.8 %
2018 -5.6 % -9.5 %
2019 26.5 % 28.5 %
2020 -0.2 % 6.4 %
1 year (on annual basis) 8.3 % 11.0 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 7.4 % 8.4 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 13.1 % 11.4 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 11.3 % 10.5 %
Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges and including the reinvestment of dividend that has been paid out. 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 0.35
Ex-date last dividend
2021-01-15
Number of distributions per year
2
Dividend calendar

Risk analysis (ex post) per 2021-01-31

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  3 years Since inception
Maximum drawdown i -33.62 % -33.62 %
Tracking error i 5.70 % 5.34 %
Information ratio i -0.17 0.15
Beta i 1.10 1.05
Kempen (Lux) Global Small-cap 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 (2021-01-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Bed Bath & Beyond 0.85 % 130.17 %
Sleep Number 0.81 % 32.83 %
Teradata 0.58 % 20.87 %
Dialog Semiconductor 0.53 % 16.31 %
Brunswick 0.42 % 14.21 %

Bottom 5 contribution (2021-01-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Argo Group -0.19 % -6.96 %
TGS Nopec Geophysical -0.14 % -12.71 %
Thermon Group -0.14 % -5.91 %
BAWAG Group -0.12 % -5.07 %
Nakanishi -0.11 % -12.05 %

Geographic allocation (2021-01-31)

52.0 %
North America
28.4 %
Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
15.5 %
Japan
3.3 %
Other
0.7 %
Asia Pacific ex Japan
Total
100 %
The cash position is included in ‘Other’.

Top 10 holdings (2021-01-31)

3.7 %
Dialog Semiconductor
3.2 %
Brunswick
3.2 %
Fujitec
3.1 %
DeNa
3.1 %
Teradata
3.1 %
Haseko
3.0 %
Jabil
2.9 %
West Fraser Timber
2.6 %
Argo Group
2.6 %
ASR Nederland
Total
30.5 %

Sector allocation (2021-01-31)

24.1 %
Industrials
23.7 %
Financials
14.1 %
Technology
13.7 %
Consumer goods
7.4 %
Basic Materials
5.9 %
Consumer services
4.9 %
Health Care
3.3 %
Other
2.9 %
Oil & gas
Total
100 %
The cash position is included in ‘Other’.
Kempen (Lux) Global Small-cap 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
0.750 %
Service fee i
0.20 %
Taxe d'abonnement i
0.05 %
Expected ongoing charges i
1 %
Kempen (Lux) Global Small-cap 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
BN i
Investor type
Private
Distributing
Yes
Benchmark i
MSCI World Small Cap Index
Investment category
Small-caps
Universum
Global Small- & Mid-caps
Inception date
2014-07-08
Domicile
Luxembourg
May be offered to all investors in
Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, 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 N.V.
Depositary and custodian
J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg S.A.
Morningstar rating â„¢
Morningstar Analyst rating
Bronze

Tradability

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Minimum subscription
Initial subscription €1
Listed
no
Subscription/Redemption Frequency
Daily
ISIN i
LU1078127419
Kempen (Lux) Global Small-cap 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 Small-cap 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.

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To put our mission and vision into practice we engage with our investee companies on a wide array of strategic, financial, and ESG topics. As an active owner we use our influence to improve our investee companies’ ESG performance. This helps us address some of the most pressing and important sustainability issues facing business and the world. Our focus themes for engagement are: human rights, labour rights, climate change and governance.

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Through collaboration with other investors and industry think tanks we contribute to the development of principles and standards of corporate responsibility both at sector levels, as well as investee company level.

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Our full voting records are available here

Climate change

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

  • 2050 commitment: Net-zero investor.
  • 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

The investment objective of Kempen (Lux) Global Small-cap Fund is to offer investors the opportunity to invest in an actively and professionally managed portfolio of smaller listed companies worldwide, while at the same time complying with strict exclusion and sustainability criteria.

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By 2025, 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[2].

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

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[2] 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 Small-cap 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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We determine a company’s ESG score (1-5) and exclude companies with a score of 1. Companies with a score of 2 are excluded on a comply or explain basis.

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More information on our exclusion criteria and thresholds can be found here.

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The Global Small-cap Fund also excludes companies based on additional sustainability criteria as listed in the table below.

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ADDITIONAL SUSTAINABILITY CRITERIA

Business Conduct

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x     Tobacco

x     Thermal coal

x     Tar sands

x     Adult Entertainment

x     Alcohol

x     Animal Welfare & GMO

x     Gambling

x     Power Generation

       Nuclear

x     Power Generation

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ESG integrationÂ

In the investment process we assess the ESG profile of a company. We assess each company on a case-by-case basis, taking into account material risks in a given industry in combination with the company’s respective risk exposure, practices and disclosure.

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A lower score (1-5) requires a higher return as used in our Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) models. If ESG risks are deemed too severe, an investment in the company will be avoided and/or existing holdings will be sold.

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On a quarterly basis, the Kempen Responsible Investment team screens the holdings of the Kempen Global Small-cap Fund and discusses the findings with the portfolio managers.

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Active ownership: Engagement

As active investors we perform comprehensive engagements with our portfolio companies with the objective to unlock value and reduce risk.Â

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Our engagement process defines clear objectives of which the progress and result is tracked and well documented. If at any stage the company refuses to cooperate, divestment has to be considered.

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In the first half of 2019, we engaged with 20 companies on strategic, environmental, social and governance issues.

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You can find the engagement factsheet of A&F here

You can find the factsheet of Kaiser Aluminium here

You can find the engagement factsheet of Western Forest here

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Active ownership: Voting

Exercising our voting rights is also an essential part of our responsible investment philosophy. ISS provides us with voting recommendations based on our own voting and governance policy. Items are further analyzed on a case by case basis.

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Often, we inform the company about our voting intention ahead of the meeting and, where there is a recommendation to vote against management, we ask the company to clarify their viewpoints. After careful analysis, we form our own opinion and vote accordingly.

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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.

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Kempen (Lux) Global Small-cap 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.