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Kempen launches sustainable dividend fund

03 September 2020
Within the dividend team, Joris Franssen and Dimitri Willems, both senior portfolio managers, are the first point of contact for the new product. In their view, this extension of the range with a sustainable option does not necessarily constitute a breach with the past. Willems stated: “For many years now, ESG has been one of the building blocks of our investment strategy. We believe that companies that score well on ESG criteria will outperform the rest in the long run. As an active investor, we take our responsibility to engage with companies to encourage and drive positive change. Compared to our other dividend funds, the Kempen Sustainable Global High Dividend Fund uses a different composition of the investment universe. The sustainable dividend solution applies stricter exclusion criteria in the selection process."

Also the other pillars of the dividend strategy are still rock solid. Franssen explained: “The core of our team has remained unchanged for twenty years. Intensive discussions with companies that we invest in or intend to invest in have been the basis of our approach for twenty years. Our clients expect us to provide a widely diversified, global portfolio that delivers attractive dividend income. Our dividend strategy is able to meet the clients’ needs and expectations. Now that the market shows a need for a sustainable dividend solution, we apply stricter exclusion criteria to our investment universe. Within this new universe, we have studied whether it is still possible to achieve our investment objectives. The answer was affirmative. With the Kempen Sustainable Global High Dividend Fund, we are offering an interesting addition to sustainable investment portfolios.”

The Kempen Sustainable Global High Dividend Fund is structured as an N.V., possibly to be followed by a SICAV variant later on.

Read more about the Kempen Sustainable Global High Dividend Fund


Kempen Sustainable Global High Dividend Fund (the “Subfund”) is a subfund of Kempen Umbrella Fund I NV (the “Fund”). Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Subfund is registered under the license of KCM at the The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents are available on the website of KCM ( The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.


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