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BPFL renews contract for fiduciary services by Van Lanschot Kempen

07 April 2022

Careful outsourcing of asset management activities requires a periodic assessment of the fiduciary manager. The quality of service as well as sufficient independence from the fiduciary manager with respect to investment solutions are of course important criteria. But equally important are the significant challenges that BPFL faces in the years ahead, including a careful transition to the new pension system and further improvement of the ESG-characteristics of the investment portfolio. BPFL believes that Van Lanschot Kempen is the right partner to help it face these challenges.

Rik Grutters, Chairman of BPFL: “After a thorough market review and a careful selection process, we have again selected Van Lanschot Kempen. We are confident that Van Lanschot Kempen will provide us with the best possible support in the challenging years that lie ahead of us. And we look forward to continuing our lengthy and strong partnership with Van Lanschot Kempen.”   

Marco van Rijn, Member of the Fiduciary Management Leadership team at Van Lanschot Kempen: “We are very pleased that BPFL has decided to continue our relationship, which goes back many years, and thereby reasserts its trust in Van Lanschot Kempen. BPFL can continue to count on our strong commitment. We look forward to making the transition to the new pension system together.”

About BPFL
Stichting Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Levensmiddelen (BPFL) is the pension fund for the food sector. The mission of our fund is to ensure a proper, sustainable and cost efficient administration of the pension scheme that has been agreed by the employers and unions in the food sector, taking into account our fund’s own responsibilities.

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 30 June 2021, Kempen Capital Management had a total of €88.3 billion in client assets under management.

Kempen Capital Management, part of Van Lanschot Kempen, 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 an investment manager and authorised to provide investment services, and, as such, is subject to supervision by the Financial Conduct Authority. 

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