News & Knowledge

2021, 03 March

How to close the SDG gap

Last year marked the start of the UN ‘Decade of Action’ to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals – but if we are to close the ‘SDG Gap’, especially in the wake of COVID-19, we need better data and engaged investors.

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2021, 27 January

Kempen Global Listed Infrastructure: Infrastructure review and outlook

The pandemic of 2020 created a difficult scene for the global listed infrastructure sector, which underperformed global equities. Airports, toll roads and energy infrastructure were all adversely impacted by lockdowns. Although it was partly offset by more defensive utilities and strong performance of renewables and data infrastructure, the FTSE Global Core Infrastructure 50/50 was down 12% in 2020 (vs. +4.5% for global equities).

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2020, 30 September

Time for investors to show up in the race to net-zero emissions

In this quarterly newsletter, we take a closer look at the world of responsible and sustainable investment. At Kempen Capital Management, Environmental Social Governance (ESG) factors are fully integrated throughout our investment process, and for us responsible investment means being good stewards of the companies that we invest in. We encourage positive change through engagement with the management of our investee companies and through actively using our shareholder voting rights.

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2020, 29 July

Kempen Global Listed Infrastructure: Infrastructure is key in a sustainable world

Over the past decade there has been an increasing focus on Sustainability issues impacting society. We believe the coming decade will see a step change in Sustainability issues. In this paper we outline this change, the role of Infrastructure, and how our investment process captures the opportunities ahead.

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2020, 02 July

How does ESG affect financial performance? Five takeaways from our white paper

In this quarterly newsletter, we take a closer look at the world of responsible and sustainable investment. At Kempen Capital Management, Environmental Social Governance (ESG) factors are fully integrated throughout our investment process, and for us responsible investment means being good stewards of the companies that we invest in. We encourage positive change through engagement with the management of our investee companies and through actively using our shareholder voting rights.

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2020, 02 June

Investment case: Circular Zinc

At Kempen, we have a long history of incorporating ESG (environmental, social, governance) topics when making investment decisions. Sometimes we find investment opportunities where sustainability is at the heart of the company’s strategy. Befesa is such an example, even though you may not recognize it at first sight given their exposure to steel markets. Befesa is European market leader in managing and treating industrial waste from the steel industry. It collects hazardous steel dust and recycles the zinc content out of it.

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2020, 27 May

Dike surveillance for portfolios

The coronavirus, or a flash crash by a trading algorithm. They’re not the kind of events you want to be surprised by as an investor. How do you deal with changes that could potentially have an enormous impact on your investment portfolio when there is a very low risk of them occurring in the first place? Kempen is the first asset manager to apply an additional risk model for extreme events: the tail risk model.

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2020, 25 May

European junk bonds have grown up

Junk bonds. That’s the rather off-putting name for high-yield bonds. In contrast to its US counterpart, the market for European junk bonds was barely taken seriously for many decades. Yet times have changed.

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2020, 20 May

What can the UK learn from the Dutch approach to fiduciary management? (and vice versa!)

As UK pension trustees grapple with the challenges of finding the right fiduciary manager, Cathy Lewis, a director in Kempen’s fiduciary management team in London, looks at what we can learn from the Dutch Pension system and how they have embraced Fiduciary Management, and how we can use and translate those successes to the UK.

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2020, 18 May

Learning from a pioneer with a purpose

It’s difficult to interpret a crisis when you’re in the midst of it, but Jeroen Smit, Daniëlle Melis and Lars Dijkstra give it their best shot. In what was originally planned as a roundtable but instead became a conference call, they discuss what we can learn from the past and reveal a shared sense of optimism.

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2020, 07 May

Kempen Insight - May 2020

The main theme of this Kempen Insight issue is Prepared for unexpected risks. As an investor you don’t want to be surprised by unforeseen developments that could have a major impact on your investment portfolio. How do you deal with unexpected changes and their impact when there is a very low risk of them occurring in the first place? Read more in the newest edition of our magazine.

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2020, 29 April

Kempen Global Listed Infrastructure: Update

To your good health, as you take time away from the many other things in your day to read our first update. The adverse economic impact of the global COVID-19 outbreak has impacted financial markets, including the listed infrastructure market. With both the supply- and demand-side impacted, the consequences for certain infrastructure assets are significant. Globally the traditional infrastructure, like airports and toll roads are facing issues from either a collapse in passenger numbers (which is more severe than post Sept 2001, or SARS), or widespread working from home. On the other hand, the relative inelastic demand of utilities and communication infrastructure made those companies more resilient than the transport infrastructure (and general equity markets).

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2020, 21 April

Annual Stewardship and Responsible Investment Report 2019

Welcome to our Annual Stewardship and Responsible Investment Report, which gives you an overview of all of our responsible investment activities in 2019 to drive positive real world impacts alongside financial returns.

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2021, 15 April

Kempen pushes for further growth of its market position in the Nordics

Kempen Capital Management (Kempen) is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Poulsen as Director of Business Development Nordics. Poulsen will focus specifically on servicing banks, wealth managers, and institutional investors within the Nordics countries. With this appointment, Kempen pushes for further growth in Europe.

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2021, 01 April

Kempen introduces fund focused on sustainable farmland

In cooperation with launching customer Stichting Pensioenfonds PostNL, Kempen Capital Management (Kempen) has developed the SDG Farmland Fund. This new investment solution will enable professional investors to focus on global investments in agricultural land, while at the same time providing a significant, concrete contribution to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2, 6, 12, 13, and 15*.

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2021, 01 April

Kempen Capital Management (KCM) has decided the Global Small-cap Strategy has now reached the soft-close status.

The Kempen Global Small-cap Strategy has experienced significant growth in its Assets Under Management (AuM). This has caused a situation where current AuM and projected inflow are within our maximum capacity range.

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2021, 30 March

Stichting Pensioenfonds Koninklijke Cosun chooses Kempen as its fiduciary manager

Today, we announce that Stichting Pensioenfonds Koninklijke Cosun (PF Cosun) has chosen Kempen Capital Management (Kempen) as its fiduciary manager. As of April 1, 2021, Kempen will advise on the total invested capital of PF Cosun.

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