News & Knowledge

2017, 02 November

Kempen Insight - Turning views into value

In our Outlook we look forward to 2018 and beyond. We dare to predict that a number of interest rate hikes will be implemented in the US. What are the repercussions for asset allocation? We also examine a couple of interesting asset classes: real assets (trees, land, roads, buildings), private equity and high yield.

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2017, 01 November

Kempen (Lux) Sustainable European Small-Cap Fund celebrates 15-year milestone

Edinburgh, 1st November 2017 – Kempen’s Sustainable European Small-Cap Fund has reached a major landmark with the celebration of its fifteenth anniversary.

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2017, 01 November

Monthly Commentary

London - 2 October 2017. Welcome to this month's commentary, where we look back over the month of October.

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2017, 26 October

3x negotiating management terms with private equity

Kempen supports entrepreneurs and management teams that want to sell to-, or team-up with private equity investors. We are often the one who, on behalf of our clients, address a subject of debate in those transactions: management terms. During such negotiations there are several recurring topics, three of them are described

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2017, 24 October

The Dividend Letter

Each quarter we publish an entry on a specific theme relevant to our investment process. This time we discuss the sustainable competitive advantages of an often overlooked sector.

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2017, 19 October

Asset Allocation update October

In absolute terms, global equity prices are on the high side, but they are still attractive compared to bonds. The high valuations, persisting economic cycle, rising inflation and less expansionary-minded central banks make us less optimistic about the period after 2018. Yet we believe that the equity rally will persist in the short term.

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2017, 18 October

Fiduciary Management workshop

London - In our breakfast workshop we will facilitate a round table discussion on two key areas for trustees who have thought about the benefits of fiduciary management, but have lingering questions over the challenges in adopting this model, and what trustee meetings look and feel like having been through the transition.

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2017, 17 October

Kempen (Lux) European Small-cap Fund celebrates 20 year track record

Amsterdam / Edinburgh, 17 October 2017 – Kempen’s European Small-cap Fund has marked a major milestone with the celebration of its 20-year track record. Since its inception on October 16th 1997, the fund has achieved gross annualised alpha of 5.1% (to end-September 2017), with a gross annualised total return of 12.5%.*

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2017, 09 October

Kempen (Lux) Global Property Fund achieves three-year track record, ranking top of peer group

Amsterdam, 9 October 2017 – The Kempen (Lux) Global Property Fund has marked its three year track record, ranking among the top 5% of all peers globally in terms of outperformance, according to leading consultant databases. The fund has consistently beaten its benchmark on a 1-, 2- and 3-year basis, returning 11.6%* on an annualised basis against its benchmark (FTSE EPRA / NAREIT) of 8.2%.

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