Kempen Lux Sustainable European Small-Cap Fund - Class I - GBP

Profile

Kempen International Funds SICAV - Kempen (Lux) Sustainable Small-cap Fund (the Fund) aims to generate strong long-term investment results by investing in a concentrated portfolio of smaller European companies that adhere to strict sustainability criteria integrating environmental, ethical, and social standards.

The Fund is managed on the basis of a bottom-up stock picking strategy that focuses on the identification of high quality companies and special situations. High quality companies have a proven and sustainable competitive advantage which is characterised by strong returns on invested capital, while special situations include companies that will benefit from a restructuring of their cost base or capital structure, a change in management, or for example, new regulation.

The fund manager believes that consistent investment results can be achieved using its investment philosophy that focuses on earnings as a key driver of stock prices in the long run, and change within a company as a catalyst. The Fund only invests when risk and reward are asymmetrically related.

Novethic has certified the Fund with the SRI Label. Novethic Research Centre is a non-profit organisation, that screens sustainable portfolios. Novethic guarantees that labelled funds systematically take into account ESG criteria and that their investment process and composition are transparent. This shareclass (I-GBP) is not active yet.

Management team

Mark McCullough, Tommy Bryson. Analysts: Kathleen Dewandeleer, Karen McGrath, Michael Gray

Performance per 2018-01-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2018-01-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month -0.8 % 0.6 %
3 months -1.5 % 2.3 %
This year -0.8 % 0.6 %
2015 18.0 % 18.0 %
2016 15.1 % 19.5 %
2017 16.6 % 23.8 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 15.4 % 19.3 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 12.9 % 16.8 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 14.7 % 13.6 %
On 23 October 2013 Kempen SeNSe Fund (KSF) was merged with Kempen (Lux) Sustainable European Small-cap Fund (the Fund). In June 2011 the first institutional class of the Fund was launched. The results shown of the periods before June 2011 are those of KSF. KSF had a similar investment structure, a higher cost structure and a different tax regime that could have influenced the returns shown. 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. 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 249.72 M 2018-01-31
Number of shares
684 2018-01-31
Net Asset Value i
GBP 1,430.04 2018-02-16

Fund characteristics per 2018-01-31

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  Fund Benchmark
Number of holdings 32 1003
Dividend yield i 2.34 % 2.32 %
Weighted average market capitalization i EUR 2,411 M EUR 2,927 M
P/E ratio i 21.07 14.68
Active share i 100.29 %
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The management company has entrusted, under its control and responsibility, Kempen Capital Management (UK) Ltd. with the execution of the investment policy of the Subfund. This investment firm is subject to regulation of the Financial Conduct Authority and registered under no. 166063.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. 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/investmentfunds).

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 2018-01-31

The Sustainable European Small-cap Fund increased in January, underperforming the benchmark. The best performing companies were CIE Automotive, Takkt and Rotork. Dignity, Hill & Smith and Greggs were the worst performers. Dignity was the stand-out underperformer during the month falling 55% as management announced a 25% price cut to the price of a simple funeral in response to increasing price competition.

The European small-cap index increased by 1.9% in January. In Europe the macro news continued to be positive with the unemployment rate falling to 7.3%, its lowest rate since 2008. EU GDP growth for 2017 was a robust 2.6%. Brexit negotiations continued as the EU set out its demands for a temporary transition period after the UK leaves in March 2019. The EU wants the UK to continue to follow its rules but not have a say in making decisions. The UK's economy grew 1.8% during the year, higher than the market had expected. Across the Atlantic, US GDP expanded at an annual rate of 2.6% in 2017.

Portugal, Belgium and Italy were the best performing countries during the month while Ireland, the UK and Finland were the weakest. From a sector perspective healthcare, financials and information technology were the strongest outperformers with consumer staples, telecoms and real estate lagging.

Portfolio developments per 2018-01-31

There were no complete purchases or sales during January.

During 2018 we expect to see an increased focus on Governance Codes and revised or new Stewardship Codes. We expect many countries will strengthen their regulatory frameworks to not only improve disclosure but to give more emphasis to corporate culture. Human Capital Management will focus more attention on corporate culture, behaviours and gender pay gaps. Another driver of change will be the introduction in the UK of Mandatory Gender Pay Gap reporting. During 2018 Austria will become the fifteenth European country to introduce a female quota of 30% at Supervisory Board level. We believe the threat of shareholder action is likely to drive companies to adopt board diversity policies. Material ESG engagement will continue to be an important factor of our long term strategy.

Looking forward, European growth should remain robust and we expect to see a continuation of Central Bank balance sheet reduction and moderate monetary policy tightening. Politics will remain in focus - namely the continuing evolution of Brexit negotiations. Given the greater domestic focus of European small-caps we believe the asset class is well placed to benefit from the tailwind of macroeconomic improvement. This combination, some uncertainty plus a macroeconomic tailwind, should provide some good opportunities for bottom up stock pickers like ourselves to benefit from the winning combination of quality companies at attractive valuations.
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The management company has entrusted, under its control and responsibility, Kempen Capital Management (UK) Ltd. with the execution of the investment policy of the Subfund. This investment firm is subject to regulation of the Financial Conduct Authority and registered under no. 166063.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. 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/investmentfunds).

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 2018-01-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2018-01-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month -0.8 % 0.6 %
3 months -1.5 % 2.3 %
This year -0.8 % 0.6 %
2015 18.0 % 18.0 %
2016 15.1 % 19.5 %
2017 16.6 % 23.8 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 15.4 % 19.3 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 12.9 % 16.8 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 14.7 % 13.6 %
On 23 October 2013 Kempen SeNSe Fund (KSF) was merged with Kempen (Lux) Sustainable European Small-cap Fund (the Fund). In June 2011 the first institutional class of the Fund was launched. The results shown of the periods before June 2011 are those of KSF. KSF had a similar investment structure, a higher cost structure and a different tax regime that could have influenced the returns shown. 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. The value of your investments may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Dividends

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Distributing
No

Risk analysis (ex post) per 2018-01-31

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  3 years
Maximum drawdown i -6.56 %
Tracking error i 3.99 %
Information ratio i -0.98
Beta i 0.97
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The management company has entrusted, under its control and responsibility, Kempen Capital Management (UK) Ltd. with the execution of the investment policy of the Subfund. This investment firm is subject to regulation of the Financial Conduct Authority and registered under no. 166063.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. 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/investmentfunds).

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 (2018-01-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Cie Automotive 0.64 % 15.52 %
Takkt 0.35 % 18.68 %
Rotork 0.30 % 12.08 %
BE Semiconductor Industries 0.26 % 10.78 %
AddTech 0.24 % 8.87 %
Percentages shown for contributions and performances are based on Euros.

Bottom 5 contribution (2018-01-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Dignity -1.99 % -53.96 %
Hill & Smith -0.29 % -9.31 %
Greggs -0.20 % -4.48 %
Dunelm Group -0.18 % -6.38 %
Basware -0.12 % -5.89 %
Percentages shown for contributions and performances are based on Euros.

Geographic allocation (2018-01-31)

23.4 %
United Kingdom
14.1 %
Switzerland
11.9 %
Germany
10.0 %
Spain
8.4 %
Finland
8.2 %
Sweden
8.1 %
Italy
4.4 %
Ireland
3.3 %
Denmark
3.3 %
Belgium
2.8 %
Netherlands
2.2 %
Cash
Totaal
100 %

Top 10 holdings (2018-01-31)

4.9 %
Cie Automotive
4.8 %
Aurelius
4.8 %
Duerr
4.4 %
Greggs
4.4 %
Kingspan Group
4.3 %
Industria Maccine Automatiche
3.8 %
Brembo Spa
3.6 %
Sweco
3.5 %
Belimo
3.4 %
Amer Sports
Totaal
41.9 %

Sector allocation (2018-01-31)

30.9 %
Industrial Goods & Services
13.4 %
Retail
10.3 %
Automobiles & Parts
8.0 %
Technology
7.6 %
Health Care
7.3 %
Personal & Household Goods
6.1 %
Construction & Materials
4.8 %
Financial Services
4.7 %
Food & Beverage
2.7 %
England
Totaal
96 %
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The management company has entrusted, under its control and responsibility, Kempen Capital Management (UK) Ltd. with the execution of the investment policy of the Subfund. This investment firm is subject to regulation of the Financial Conduct Authority and registered under no. 166063.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. 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/investmentfunds).

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
0.70 %
Service fee i
0.20 %
Taxe d'abonnement i
0.01 %
Expected ongoing charges i
0.91 %

Other costs

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Upward swing factor i
0.50 %
Downward swing factor i
0.30 %
As of 1 January 2018 the swing factor has been adjusted from 0.45%/0.45% to 0.50%/0.30%.
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The management company has entrusted, under its control and responsibility, Kempen Capital Management (UK) Ltd. with the execution of the investment policy of the Subfund. This investment firm is subject to regulation of the Financial Conduct Authority and registered under no. 166063.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. 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/investmentfunds).

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
I - GBP i
Investor type
Institutional
Distributing
No
Benchmark i
MSCI Europe Small Cap Total Return Index
Investment category
Small-caps
Universum
Sustainable European Small- & Mid-caps
Inception date
2015-10-09
Domicile
Luxembourg
May be offered to professional investors only in
Luxembourg, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom
UCITS status i
Yes
Status
Open-end i
Base currency
EUR
Share class currency
GBP
Management company
Kempen Capital Management N.V.
Custodian
J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg S.A.

Tradability

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Minimum subscription
Initial subscription: €50,000, additional subscriptions: €10,000
Listed
no
Subscription/Redemption Frequency
Daily
ISIN i
LU1284756050
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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The management company has entrusted, under its control and responsibility, Kempen Capital Management (UK) Ltd. with the execution of the investment policy of the Subfund. This investment firm is subject to regulation of the Financial Conduct Authority and registered under no. 166063.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. 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/investmentfunds).

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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The management company has entrusted, under its control and responsibility, Kempen Capital Management (UK) Ltd. with the execution of the investment policy of the Subfund. This investment firm is subject to regulation of the Financial Conduct Authority and registered under no. 166063.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. 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/investmentfunds).

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.

KCM Vision

Kempen Capital Management is an asset manager with a long-term investment approach. We strongly believe in engaged shareholdership that benefits all stakeholders. As a long-term responsible investor, we firmly believe that active ownership and shareholder engagement contribute to positive change across the board.

Our KCM wide approach to responsible investment

To put our vision into action we engage with our investment targets on a wide array of strategic, financial, environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics. Our long-term investment worldview paired with thorough analysis and an experienced and diverse ESG team allow us to use both voting and engagement as means to consistently encourage positive change. Through this process of constructive engagement, we are able to contribute to the development of principles and standards of corporate responsibility within companies that we invest in.

Our fund approach to Responsible Investment

Exclude

We exclude certain activities that are not aligned to a sustainable fund. These include alcohol, animal testing, tobacco, pornography, fur, gambling, nuclear energy and thermal coal.

Screen on controversies using MSCI ESG research.

Excludes investment in entities involved in the production of controversial weapons, such as cluster munitions, anti-personnel mines, nuclear warheads, chemical and biological weapons.

Integrate

We will only invest in companies that have either a Provisional or Pass rating

We undertake our own fundamental ESG research on each company then an independent sustainability consultant applies the scores which drive the rating.

If a company receives a Fail rating then we will not invest.

Engage

ESG engagement can enhance performance through increasing upside and mitigating downside risk.

We believe that all companies face material ESG issues and that it is important to address these before investment.

As long-term shareholders it is our fiduciary duty to consistently encourage positive change through engagement and exercising our proxy voting rights.

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 Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The management company has entrusted, under its control and responsibility, Kempen Capital Management (UK) Ltd. with the execution of the investment policy of the Subfund. This investment firm is subject to regulation of the Financial Conduct Authority and registered under no. 166063.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Esch-sur-Alzette, Zweigniederlassung Zürich, Badenerstrasse 567, P.O. Box 1292, 8048 Zürich. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. 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/investmentfunds).

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.