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Long-term investing: Kempen launches sustainable investment fund

Kempen will select the target investment companies on the basis of quality. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria will form an integral part of the quality review. Besides the added value for shareholders in the long term, the impact of investments on society is factored in as well. 

Richard Klijnstra, Head of the Kempen European Sustainable Value Creation Fund N.V., explained the method of operation: ‘The purpose of this fund is to achieve attractive long-term returns for our clients as engaged shareholders, by investing in high-quality companies who show a real commitment to sustainability and demonstrate structural growth.’ 

Stewardship and a long-term focus ‘Stewardship for the long term is a theme that has been paramount in our strategies for many years. This is reflected in our funds, including the Kempen (Lux) European Sustainable Small-Cap Fund and Kempen Oranje Participaties N.V., who this year celebrate their 15th and 25th anniversary respectively. In all of our funds, we successfully focus on long-term shareholder engagement,’ as Lars Dijkstra, Chief Investment Officer, explained the latest development. 

‘As initiator of, a news platform about long-term investing, and as a member of FCLT Global*, we, at Kempen, contribute to long-term shareholder engagement. The development of our most recent fund is, therefore, a logical next step,’ according to Dijkstra. ‘Kempen will continue to develop activities in the area of stewardship and long-term investing, first and foremost for institutional parties.’ 

The Kempen European Sustainable Value Creation Fund N.V. was developed in close conjunction with institutional clients of Kempen. It is currently also available to other investors in the Netherlands. 

* Focusing Capital on the Long Term Global is a not-for-profit organization that develops practical tools and strategies to support institutional investors and the management of businesses in creating long-term value. 

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This press release of Kempen Capital Management N.V. (Kempen) is intended for professional investors and for information purposes only. This press release provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Before making such a decision, please read the information memorandum. This is available on the website ( Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is licensed as a manager of various investment funds and to provide investment services and is subject to supervision by the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. 

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Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM of Kempen) is a fully owned subsidiary of Kempen & Co N.V., is licensed as a manager of various UCITS and AIFs and authorised to provide investment services and as such is subject to supervision by the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. KCM offers comprehensive fiduciary investment solutions to pension funds, insurance companies, PPIs and other institutional clients. In addition, KCM applies a very targeted and specific investment style to invest in small caps, midcaps, government bonds and real estate funds for various institutional investors, foundations, high net-worth private clients and family offices. KCM focuses on a number of specific investment strategies, in which they rank among the global top. Besides small caps, midcaps, government bonds and real estate, this includes high-dividend shares, fixed-income investments and funds of hedge funds. In the past, their investment funds have won KCM several awards, including the Morningstar Awards and Lipper Awards.