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Kempen Euro Credit team wins Belgian Fund Award for best corporate bond fund for seven consecutive years

17 March 2021

The De Tijd & L’Echo Fund Awards event is hosted annually by the Flemish business journal ‘De Tijd’ and their French-language counterpart ‘L’Echo’. It is the first time that a team has been classed as award-winning for seven straight years. In Belgium, the Fund Awards event is a leading benchmark for investment funds.

Alain van der Heijden, Head of the Credit Team: "This award is a wonderful complement to our team and our investment policy. We are therefore very proud that we have won the award, after a turbulent year, for seventh consecutive years. The award is of course the greatest recognition for our customers."

Kempen sees an increase in demand in Belgium for the niche investment strategies they offer. “We see more interest in strategies that invest in listed real estate, high dividend shares and small caps.”

Loes Wingens responsible for the Belgian market explains: "Kempen funds are characterized by a long-term investment vision, a clear investment strategy and ESG integration. This seventh Fund Award is therefore a real incentive to serve the Belgian market even better. "

About Kempen Capital Management

Kempen Capital Management is a specialist asset manager with a focused approach and a clear investment philosophy. We believe in long-term stewardship for our clients and other stakeholders. Kempen provides sustainable returns, fiduciary management services, manager selection, portfolio construction and monitoring, alongside a number of actively-managed investment strategies. As of 31 December 2020, Kempen Capital Management had a total of €86.2 billion in client assets under management.

Kempen Capital Management, part of Van Lanschot Kempen Wealth Management NV, is a specialist and independent wealth manager. Kempen Capital Management NV 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. Kempen Capital Management (UK) Ltd is licensed as a manager and subject to supervision by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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