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

This fund/strategy is currently under the soft-close regulation. Please see this link for more information

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 2021-03-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2021-03-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 6.6 % 5.5 %
3 months 22.9 % 13.9 %
This year 22.9 % 13.9 %
2018 -5.6 % -9.5 %
2019 26.5 % 28.5 %
2020 -0.2 % 6.4 %
1 year (on annual basis) 84.8 % 69.4 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 15.0 % 13.2 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 15.7 % 12.9 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 13.8 % 11.9 %
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 1,262.78 M 2021-03-31
Share class size
EUR 145.90 M 2021-03-31
Number of shares
2,672,015 2021-03-31
Net Asset Value i
EUR 56.12 2021-05-06
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 2021-03-31

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  Fund Benchmark
Number of holdings 64 4267
Dividend yield i 1.86 % 1.41 %
Weighted average market capitalization i EUR 3,315 M EUR 3,838 M
P/E ratio i 15.57
Active share i 97.85 %
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.

This fund/strategy is currently under the soft-close regulation. Please see this link for more information

 

Developments per 2021-03-31

In the month of March the Fund (I-class) was up 6.6% versus the MSCI World Small-cap index (benchmark) that was up 5.5%. The positive sentiment on the re-opening of the economy continued in March. The Fund's outperformance was driven by strong quarterly results for companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch and Jabil. After a difficult Q1 of 2020 we are pleased to report a strong recovery with a one-year return of 84.9% (I-class) which is 15.5% higher than our benchmark. The Fund is one of the strongest performers in the peer group year-to-date in 2021. It is encouraging to see that some of the names which we moved to maximum weight in the portfolio in 2020 reported strong quarterly results resulting in a positive share price performance. The relative performance over all time periods (1 ,3-,5-year, inception) shows consistent outperformance versus our benchmark. The Kempen Global Small-cap Strategy has experienced significant growth in its Assets under Management (AuM). This has caused a situation where current AuM and projected inflow are within our maximum capacity range. To protect existing shareholders and in line with our corporate policy, the management of Kempen Capital Management (KCM) has decided the Global Small-cap Strategy has reached the soft-close status as of April 1st 2021. Please contact your relationship manager or visit our website for more information.

Three top contributing stocks during the month of March were Abercrombie & Fitch (+29%), Jabil (25%) and Haseko (+20%). Abercrombie & Fitch's stock price rose 29% in March which made it the highest contributor. The company reported very strong Q4 results early in the month. We still believe Wall Street underestimates the quality of this company and its earnings power. Additionally, near terms trends certainly look favorable in the US driven partially by the stimulus packages of the government. Our investment case has not changed. Jabil’s share price was up 25% in March after printing another strong quarter ahead of the most bullish expectations. Broad end-market strength, more favorable product mix, and excellent operational execution allowed the company to again increase its full year guidance (Fiscal Year ends in August). The valuation of the stock is still attractive and hence we remain positive on the stock. Haseko’s share price increased by 20% in March. Haseko is one of the largest specialized condo developers in Japan, benefiting from an improving condo real estate market in Japan. Haseko remains attractively valued in our view; a large portion of the market capitalization is represented by the value of its owned real estate portfolio.

Negative contributors in March were Trinity (-8%), Delek US (-8%), and Software AG (-2%). The share price of Trinity declined by 8% in March. Based on a filing by investor ValueAct it seems this cornerstone shareholder has reduced its stake in Trinity somewhat, still owning nearly 21%. Trinity is one of the largest producers of railcars in North America and owner of a large railcar lease fleet; the shares performed well since Q4 2020 as investors look for economic recovery opportunities. Delek US' share price declined by 8% in March as the market started to price in a weak first quarter for the US refining industry. An uneven global recovery of transportation fuel demand coupled with disruptions from extreme winter weather in the US is likely to pressure near-term results. Taking a slightly longer term view we reckon Delek US would benefit from a resurgence in demand as economies reopen with a subsiding covid19 pandemic. The share price of Software AG was down 2% in March. At the end of February the company hosted a capital markets day, where management was confident on their mid-term ambitions. But as 2021 earnings will show another decline in earnings, the recovery in the two years thereafter needs to be very steep and relies on an acceleration of bookings growth. Although the company has more visibility on bookings growth than ever before, as renewals from existing customers will be supportive, the market is not willing to pay for this yet. We believe there is a lot of upside if Software reaches its 2023 targets, with more to come thereafter. The company is one of the cheapest software companies in our universe with an attractive growth profile.

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.

This fund/strategy is currently under the soft-close regulation. Please see this link for more information

Performance per 2021-03-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2021-03-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 6.6 % 5.5 %
3 months 22.9 % 13.9 %
This year 22.9 % 13.9 %
2018 -5.6 % -9.5 %
2019 26.5 % 28.5 %
2020 -0.2 % 6.4 %
1 year (on annual basis) 84.8 % 69.4 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 15.0 % 13.2 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 15.7 % 12.9 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 13.8 % 11.9 %
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 2021-03-31

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  3 years Since inception
Maximum drawdown i -33.62 % -33.62 %
Tracking error i 6.61 % 5.74 %
Information ratio i 0.26 0.33
Beta i 1.11 1.06
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.

This fund/strategy is currently under the soft-close regulation. Please see this link for more information

Top 5 contribution (2021-03-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Abercrombie & Fitch 0.76 % 29.46 %
Jabil 0.70 % 24.72 %
Haseko 0.52 % 19.56 %
Brunswick 0.35 % 11.37 %
Argo Group 0.33 % 12.38 %

Bottom 5 contribution (2021-03-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Trinity Industries -0.11 % -8.40 %
Delek -0.11 % -8.61 %
Fujitec -0.05 % -2.04 %
Software -0.05 % -2.27 %
Otello -0.04 % -3.12 %

Geographic allocation (2021-03-31)

53.6 %
North America
27.8 %
Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
15.6 %
Japan
2.2 %
Other
0.8 %
Asia Pacific ex Japan
Total
100 %
The cash position is included in ‘Other’.

Top 10 holdings (2021-03-31)

3.3 %
Jabil
3.3 %
Dialog Semiconductor
3.0 %
West Fraser Timber
3.0 %
Thermon Group
3.0 %
Abercrombie & Fitch
3.0 %
Brunswick
2.9 %
Haseko
2.9 %
DeNa
2.7 %
ASR Nederland
2.7 %
Fujitec
Total
30.0 %

Sector allocation (2021-03-31)

25.7 %
Industrials
24.0 %
Financials
12.8 %
Technology
12.4 %
Consumer goods
8.1 %
Basic Materials
7.0 %
Consumer services
5.1 %
Health Care
2.8 %
Oil & gas
2.2 %
Other
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.

This fund/strategy is currently under the soft-close regulation. Please see this link for more information

 

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.

This fund/strategy is currently under the soft-close regulation. Please see this link for more information

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.

This fund/strategy is currently under the soft-close regulation. Please see this link for more information

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.

This fund/strategy is currently under the soft-close regulation. Please see this link for more information

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

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x     Tar sands

x     Adult Entertainment

x     Alcohol

x     Animal Welfare & GMO

x     Gambling

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.