As of 10 September 2019 Kempen (Lux) European Small-cap Fund is incorporated into Kempen (Lux) Sustainable European Small-cap Fund. Read the official announcement here.

Kempen Lux Sustainable European Small-Cap Fund - Class BN

Profile

Kempen (Lux) Sustainable European Small-cap fund (the Fund) offers Investors the opportunity to invest in an actively and professionally managed portfolio of smaller listed European companies, 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 Europe Small Cap Total Return Index, whichever is the greater. The strategy 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 30-50 stocks, well diversified across all regions and sectors.

On 10 September 2019 Kempen (Lux) European Small-cap Fund was incorporated into Kempen (Lux) Sustainable Small-cap Fund. You can find more information under the Documents tab.

Management team

Michiel van Dijk, Erwin Dut, Sander van Oort; Ingmar Schaefer

Performance per 2020-01-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2020-01-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month -3.4 % -1.7 %
3 months 7.5 % 7.2 %
This year -3.4 % -1.7 %
2017 12.0 % 19.1 %
2018 -18.3 % -15.9 %
2019 28.8 % 31.4 %
1 year (on annual basis) 16.5 % 18.5 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 4.2 % 8.6 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 5.8 % 9.2 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 10.8 % 10.3 %
On 23 October 2013 Kempen SeNSe Fund (KSF) was merged with Kempen (Lux) Sustainable European Small-cap Fund. The results shown of the period before October 2013 are those of KSF. KSF had a similar investment structure and cost structure, but had a different tax regime that could have influenced the returns shown. In November 2013 the rebate free class (BN) of Kempen (Lux) Sustainable European Small-cap Fund was launched. The results shown of the period October 2013 - November 2013 are those of class B of the same fund. The higher management fee of class B has had an impact on the performance quoted. Until 28 February 2017 the benchmark of the Fund was the MSCI Europe Small Cap Total Return Index, of which the constituents are adjusted by reducing the UK component by 50%. 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.
More information can be found on the documents page of this fund

Key figures

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Total fund size
EUR 241.84 M 2020-01-31
Share class size
EUR 110.66 M 2020-01-31
Number of shares
2,614,920 2020-01-31
Net Asset Value i
EUR 41.28 2020-02-27
Morningstar rating â„¢

Fund characteristics per 2020-01-31

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  Fund Benchmark
Number of holdings 46 975
Dividend yield i 2.81 % 2.62 %
Weighted average market capitalization i EUR 2,707 M EUR 3,058 M
P/E ratio i 16.95 16.48
Active share i 93.18 %
Kempen (Lux) Sustainable European 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.

Market developments per 2020-01-31

In January the Fund underperformed the MSCI Europe Small-cap Index.

We are pleased with the performance of our portfolio given the portfolio transformation undertaken since centralization of Kempen small-cap activities in Amsterdam. Implications following the transformation included more focus on margin of safety in valuation, as well as more alignment across small-cap strategies of Kempen and a better diversification across sectors and countries. We maintain our belief that it is essential to remain cautious regarding the European market sentiment which will remain influenced by political factors in the short term. In 2020 we will continue to prioritize portfolio diversification and maintain safety margins in our valuations.

Portfolio developments per 2020-01-31

The best performing companies were BESI, Euronext and Fabege. BESI (+11.1%) continued to benefit from the positive sentiment for the semiconductor equipment market. This positive sentiment was further boosted by some strong read across from peers and customers of BESI. Euronext (+8.7%) is a well-managed company with a strong track record. Despite the fact that volumes traded are still relatively soft its ability to grow market share and increase its revenue capture offset to a large extent. Fabege (+4.5%) traded higher in January without any company specific news.

The weakest performers were Cineworld, Vesuvius and Sbanken. Cineworld (-17.8%) shares continue to be under pressure from a potential scenario in which its levered balance sheet in combination with pressure on box office revenues from competing streaming services could prove negative equity holders. To add to uncertainty, the company plans to buy Canadian market leader Cineplex in an all debt-financial transaction, keeping financial leverage high for at least another two years. Despite weak box office revenues in 2019 (-4.5%) and 2020 (est. -2%) we believe that cost savings and the success of its Unlimited subscription model will protect Cineworld’s free cash flow and allow its balance sheet to de-lever in the coming years to more acceptable levels. Vesuvius (-12.8%) shares were impacted by the deteriorating macroeconomic sentiment, which resulted in weakness in the commodities and industrials sector as a whole. We like Vesuvius (flow control for the steel and aluminium industry) because of its market leading position, attractive valuation and self-help potential. After a strong run in December, shares of Sbanken (-9.6%) declined in January. One-third of the decline was related to translation effects and there was no company specific news for SBanken.

ESG commentary
Steel is one of the most commonly used materials in the world. It is used in construction, infrastructure, automotive and industrial applications. There are two ways to produce steel. One way is by mining iron ore, which continuously depletes the earth by taking scarce resources. A more sustainable way to produce steel is by using recycled scrap, i.e. turning old cars and washing machines into new steel. While steel from recycled scrap is much more sustainable, it still produces steel dust, a hazardous waste. Our portfolio company Befesa is European market leader in collecting steel dust at steelmakers and recycling the zinc content for re-sale. It plays a critical role in the recycled steel value chain, handling the hazardous steel dust and preventing it from being landfilled. Instead, it is recycling and selling the zinc content again, also reducing the need to mine natural zinc resources. We engage on topics such as (reporting on) carbon emissions and waste control, corporate governance / remuneration and capital allocation.
Kempen (Lux) Sustainable European 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 2020-01-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2020-01-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month -3.4 % -1.7 %
3 months 7.5 % 7.2 %
This year -3.4 % -1.7 %
2017 12.0 % 19.1 %
2018 -18.3 % -15.9 %
2019 28.8 % 31.4 %
1 year (on annual basis) 16.5 % 18.5 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 4.2 % 8.6 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 5.8 % 9.2 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 10.8 % 10.3 %
On 23 October 2013 Kempen SeNSe Fund (KSF) was merged with Kempen (Lux) Sustainable European Small-cap Fund. The results shown of the period before October 2013 are those of KSF. KSF had a similar investment structure and cost structure, but had a different tax regime that could have influenced the returns shown. In November 2013 the rebate free class (BN) of Kempen (Lux) Sustainable European Small-cap Fund was launched. The results shown of the period October 2013 - November 2013 are those of class B of the same fund. The higher management fee of class B has had an impact on the performance quoted. Until 28 February 2017 the benchmark of the Fund was the MSCI Europe Small Cap Total Return Index, of which the constituents are adjusted by reducing the UK component by 50%. 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.

Dividends

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Distributing
Yes
Last dividend
EUR 0.50
Ex-date last dividend
2020-01-16
Number of distributions per year
2
Dividend calendar

Risk analysis (ex post) per 2020-01-31

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  3 years Since inception
Maximum drawdown i -19.91 % -62.09 %
Tracking error i 5.40 % 5.21 %
Information ratio i -0.81 0.10
Beta i 1.04 0.98
Kempen (Lux) Sustainable European 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 (2020-01-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
BE Semiconductor Industries 0.25 % 11.45 %
Euronext 0.18 % 7.84 %
Fabege AB 0.12 % 4.45 %
Fagron 0.11 % 8.10 %
A.G.Barr 0.06 % 5.02 %
Percentages shown for contributions and performances are based on Euros.

Bottom 5 contribution (2020-01-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Cineworld Group -0.43 % -18.44 %
Saf Holland -0.31 % -15.12 %
Vesuvius -0.30 % -12.25 %
Sbanken -0.27 % -9.26 %
Duerr -0.23 % -10.73 %
Percentages shown for contributions and performances are based on Euros.

Geographic allocation (2020-01-31)

32.1 %
United Kingdom
12.3 %
Netherlands
7.3 %
Sweden
6.8 %
Germany
6.4 %
Luxembourg
4.4 %
Ireland
4.2 %
Italy
4.1 %
Norway
3.4 %
Spain
3.0 %
Finland
2.7 %
Denmark
2.5 %
Austria
1.9 %
France
1.4 %
Belgium
1.3 %
Switzerland
1.5 %
Other
4.7 %
Cash
Total
100 %

Top 10 holdings (2020-01-31)

3.1 %
ASR Nederland
3.1 %
Hikma Pharmaceuticals
3.0 %
Huhtamaki
3.0 %
SSP Group
3.0 %
Beazley
2.9 %
Hibernia REIT
2.8 %
Sbanken
2.7 %
Arcadis
2.7 %
Fabege
2.6 %
Bravida
Total
28.9 %

Sector allocation (2020-01-31)

23.8 %
Industrial Goods & Services
9.0 %
Food & Beverage
8.5 %
Technology
6.1 %
Insurance
5.9 %
Banks
5.6 %
Automobiles & Parts
5.4 %
Construction & Materials
4.5 %
Health Care
4.3 %
England
3.9 %
Retail
3.4 %
Oil & Gas
3.4 %
Travel & Leisure
2.9 %
Ireland
2.7 %
Sweden
4.7 %
Other
5.9 %
Overig
Total
100 %
Kempen (Lux) Sustainable European 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.

Ongoing charges

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Management fee i
0.75 %
Service fee i
0.20 %
Taxe d'abonnement i
0.05 %
Expected ongoing charges i
1.00 %

Other costs

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Upward swing factor i
0.45 %
Downward swing factor i
0.25 %
As of 14 January 2019 the swing factor has been adjusted from 0.50%/0.30% to 0.45%/0.25%.
Kempen (Lux) Sustainable European 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 Europe Small Cap Total Return Index
Investment category
Small-caps
Universum
Sustainable European Small- & Mid-caps
Inception date
2013-11-07
Domicile
Luxembourg
May be offered to all investors in
Belgium, Luxembourg, 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„¢

Tradability

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Minimum subscription
Initial subscription € 1
Listed
no
Subscription/Redemption Frequency
Daily
ISIN i
LU0927663905
Kempen (Lux) Sustainable European 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) Sustainable European 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.

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OUR FUND APPROACH TO RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT

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

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We strive to invest in a portfolio of companies that has a carbon intensity well below the benchmark. Furthermore, we engage with the most carbon intense companies in our portfolio in order to improve disclosure and policies that should contribute to a reduction in carbon intensity.

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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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Exclusion & Avoidance

In line with the general Kempen policy, the European Sustainable 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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The Sustainable European Small-cap Fund also excludes companies based on additional sustainability criteria as listed in the table below.

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

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EXCLUSION CRITERIA KEMPEN (LUX) SUSTAINABLE EUROPEAN SMALL-CAP FUND

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ESG integration

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 Sustainable European 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.

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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 13 companies on strategic, environmental, social and governance issues.

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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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Our full voting records are available here.

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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) Sustainable European 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.