Kempen Lux Income Fund Class LI

Profile

Kempen International Funds SICAV – Kempen (Lux) Income Fund (the Fund) is designed to achieve current income and capital appreciation over the medium-term by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of fixed income securities. The Fund employs a top down macro perspective along with bottom-up security selection, with a focus on downside protection.

The Fund does not have a benchmark. Attention: it is envisaged that this share class will be closed for further subscriptions once the Fund (all share classes combined) reaches a size of € 300 million. At the launch of the fund on 7 August 2017 this share class carried a discounted management fee for a maximum period of 3 years to facilitate the initial growth of the Fund, the current discounted management fee is 20 bps. The Board of Directors will decide on the conditions and future of this share class once the 3 years period has lapsed i.e. in July 2020.

Management team

Roelof Salomons, Ivo Kuiper, Kim Lubbers, Hans Kamminga

Performance per 2019-09-30 (rebased)

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Performance per 2019-09-30

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1 month -0.1 %
3 months 0.5 %
This year 3.0 %
2017 0.3 %
2018 -2.5 %
1 year (on annual basis) 1.8 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 0.3 %
Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. The value of your investments may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. (Partial) hedging the interest and credit exposure, results in a lower yield for the portfolio.
More information can be found on the documents page of this fund

Key figures

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Share class size
EUR 63.23 M 2019-09-30
Net Asset Value i
EUR 1,005.53 2019-10-15

Fund characteristics per 2019-09-30

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Number of holdings 779
Kempen (Lux) Income 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.

Market developments per 2019-09-30

September was a more positive month in the wake of a volatile summer on the financial markets. Bond yields rose in the first half of the month. This was a partial reversal of the extreme movements we saw in August, combined with the hope that trade negotiations with China would resume. This optimism ebbed away later in the month, however, undoing some of the increase in yields. German 10-year government bond yields rose by 13 basis points in September. Italian 10-year government bond yields fell by nearly 20 basis points after a new government was announced on 4 September.

In an attempt to boost inflation in the Eurozone, the ECB announced a package of expansionary measures on 12 September. As expected, interest rates were cut by 10 basis points to -0.5%. The ECB announced it would only raise interest rates again when inflation is robustly moving towards the target rate of 2%. The bond-buying programme will also resume in November, at a monthly rate of EUR20 billion, and will run for as long as is necessary. With a view to easing the pain of fines on excess liquidity reserves held by banks, the ECB introduced a two-tier system in which a portion of the banks’ holdings is exempt. The terms and conditions of the TLTRO programme were eased as well.

The US central bank (the Fed) followed the ECB’s example and cut interest rates by 25 basis points, which also came as no great surprise. Analysts were chiefly interested in what policymakers had to say about the future. In September, they reiterated that it was not the start of a longer cycle of interest rate cuts. There is a great deal of dissent at the Fed too. Just under half the policymakers predict a further cut to interest rates this year, while the rest do not. There are even policymakers who foresee an interest rate hike before the end of the year.

Global economic indicators deteriorated further. Businesses are now more pessimistic, especially in the industrial sector. In the Eurozone, the purchasing managers index for industry dropped to 45.6 in September, its lowest level since 2012 when the Eurozone had to contend with the sovereign debt crisis in Greece and Italy. In the US, the ISM manufacturing index even hit its lowest level since June 2009. Growth in the service sector persisted until August, but September saw purchasing managers in this sector becoming less optimistic as well. It is far too soon to talk of a contraction, but there is a growing risk of the service sector mimicking the industrial sector. One bright spot is the strengthening US housing market, which is profiting greatly from the cut in interest rates earlier this year.

Portfolio developments per 2019-09-30

The Kempen Income Fund posted a performance of -0.09% in September. The spread on corporate bonds versus German government bonds widened by 3 bps to 124 bps. The spread on the high yield (BB) index widened by 12 bps to 180 bps above the swap curve. Spreads on government-related paper tightened, which had a positive effect on the performance. The fund also profited from its positions in Ireland, Belgium and Spain and noted a small loss on its position in Slovenia. The upturn in German government bond yields had a minor negative impact on the performance. Inflation forecasts dropped again in September, contributing negatively to the performance.

At individual company level, positive contributions came from the overweights in Fisher, Danaher, Phoenix Group, PVH, Leonardo, General Electric, IHO Verwaltungs GmbH (Schaeffler holding company), Jaguar Land Rover and TLG Immobilien, as well as from the overweights in EDF, BAT, Altria, Thyssenkrupp, K+S and Loxamen Spie. In contrast, the overweights in NN Group, Abertis, Deutsche Bahn, Levi Straus and Owens-Illinois and the underweights in Intesa Sanpaolo, Liberty Global and Gestamp made a negative contribution to the result.

The portfolio is positioned for higher bond yields and tighter spreads. The much worse than expected growth forecasts and the willingness of central banks to pursue expansionary monetary policies were not our central scenario, but these have had a significant impact on the financial markets. With interest rate cuts of 20 bps from the ECB and 75 bps from the Fed already priced in, a great deal of negative news has already been incorporated into prices. A potential increase in spending by European governments that currently hold budget surpluses, notably Germany and the Netherlands, could act as a stimulus for higher yields.
Kempen (Lux) Income 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 2019-09-30 (rebased)

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Performance per 2019-09-30

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  Fund
1 month -0.1 %
3 months 0.5 %
This year 3.0 %
2017 0.3 %
2018 -2.5 %
1 year (on annual basis) 1.8 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 0.3 %
Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. The value of your investments may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. (Partial) hedging the interest and credit exposure, results in a lower yield for the portfolio.

Dividends

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Distributing
No
Kempen (Lux) Income 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.

Maturity profile (2019-09-30)

23.7 %
7-10 year
23.0 %
5-7 year
18.5 %
> 10 year
18.5 %
3-5 year
15.4 %
0-3 year
0.5 %
Cash
0.3 %
Other
Total
100 %

Sector allocation (2019-09-30)

37.8 %
Corporates
31.3 %
Government
19.4 %
Financials
10.5 %
Semi-Government
0.3 %
Money Market Funds
0.2 %
Asset-Backed Loans
0.0 %
Covered Bonds
0.0 %
Cash
0.5 %
Other
Total
100 %

Rating allocation (2019-09-30)

9.5 %
AAA
17.4 %
AA
28.1 %
A
25.0 %
BBB
14.3 %
BB
0.4 %
B
4.9 %
Not Rated
0.5 %
Cash
Total
100 %

Top 10 holdings (2019-09-30)

2.7 %
1.850% Frankrijk I/L 2011-27
2.4 %
1.500% Temasek 2016-28
2.2 %
1.125% Corp Andina de Fomento 2018-25
2.0 %
0.750% Nederland 2018-28
1.9 %
0.500% Finland 2016-26
1.5 %
0.500% Finland 2019-29
1.5 %
2.625% Letland 2014-21
1.5 %
1.350% Ierland 2018-31
1.3 %
0.010% KFW 2019-27
1.2 %
0.500% Finland 2017-27
Total
18.4 %
Kempen (Lux) Income 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.

Ongoing charges

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Management fee i
0.20 %
Service fee i
0.10 %
Taxe d'abonnement i
0.01 %
Indirect costs i
0.05%-0.10% (estimated range)
Expected ongoing charges i
0.36% - 0.41% (estimated bandwith)

Other costs

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Upward swing factor i
0.10 %
Downward swing factor i
0.10 %
Kempen (Lux) Income 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
LI
Investor type
Institutional
Distributing
No
Duration hedged
No
Investment category
Multi Asset Strategies
Inception date
2017-08-07
Domicile
Luxembourg
May be offered to professional investors only in
Luxembourg, Switzerland, The Netherlands
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.

Tradability

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Minimum subscription
Initial subscription: €1,000, additional subscriptions: €1,000
Listed
no
Subscription/Redemption Frequency
Daily
ISIN i
LU1626447269
Kempen (Lux) Income 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) Income 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.

Our fund approach to responsible investment

Kempen’s ESG policy is fully implemented in our fund’s investment process across the three relevant pillars of: Exclusion, ESG integration and Active ownership

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ESG is fully integrated into the investment process of the Kempen (Lux) Income Fund, with analysis undertaken both pre-investment and as part of our portfolio monitoring activities. Portfolio managers perform an in-depth analysis of ESG data, and ESG risks and opportunities are taken into account when selecting and monitoring governments, government related issuers and corporates.

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1. Exclusion

In line with the general Kempen policy, the Kempen (Lux) Income Fund excludes all countries and companies of the KCM exclusion- or avoidance list. Companies or countries on these lists are either involved in the production of controversial weapons, derive a significant portion of their revenues from the production or distribution of tobacco, or have been involved in serious controversies.

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2. ESG integration

We flag “low” performing countries and companies. The portfolio managers of the Kempen (Lux) Income Fund and the underlying funds, assesses the materiality of the ESG issue and its implications for the credit profile of the company or country. If an issue is deemed material, our first objective is to engage on the issue. If we can conclude from the engagement that the ESG concerns are not structural and if the company is willing to improve, we make an adjustment in the determination of the relative value of the company’s securities. In severe cases where we do not see any prospect of improvement we forego investment in the country or company.

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The fund performs a quarterly screening using the database MSCI ESG research. The Responsible Investment team conducts the screening, and a review of the ESG ratings of bonds in the portfolio along with discussions on ESG rating developments are conducted by the team.Â

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The following items are discussed on a quarterly basis:

• A review of the ESG ratings of bonds in the portfolio;

• A discussion on any developments / changes in the ESG ratings;

• Screening for controversies using MSCI ESG research;

• Excluding countries and companies based on UN Global Compact criteria;

• Excluding controversial weapon producers.

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Finally, the Kempen (Lux) Income Fund prefers Green bonds rather than a ‘normal bond’ if two bonds have the same risk/return characteristics. We are an active player in the market of green bonds and we have a green bond policy which outlines the guidelines we adhere to defining a green bond.

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3. Active ownership

Where relevant our fund will attempt to use its ownership stakes to engage with investees on ESG issues. For example, in 2018 the fund was part of an engagement with Bayer, following their acquisition of Monsanto. Through the acquisition, Bayer inherited several significant controversies in the field of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The goal of the engagement is to get a formal and written statement from the company which states that they will not sue small holder farmers for the unintended use of Bayer licensed GMO crops. It also asks the company to set a target for the number of farmers that receive education on their crop protection products.

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In addition the fund has ongoing engagement cases with Volkswagen on its company culture, Cez on the use of thermal coal, Glencore on climate action and Huntsman on ESG disclosure.

ESG Report
Kempen (Lux) Income 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.