News & Knowledge

2020, 10 September

White paper: The rise, role, risks and rewards of the sole trustees

The number of schemes using a professional trustee continues to gain momentum; and in this paper we explore the rapid growth in the sole trustee market. Whilst today the appointment of a sole trustee is biased towards smaller schemes, there is evidence that larger schemes are also adopting the sole trustee model.

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2020, 16 July

White paper: Seven Observations From the EU Sustainable Finance Regulation

The long-term sustainability agenda of the EU represents many opportunities for both the financial sector and investors. With a greater portion of investments directed to sustainability, asset managers that offer truly sustainable finance solutions are well-positioned. Admittedly, the workload may be substantial impacting many elements within the investment value chain ranging from portfolio construction to client documentation and reporting, IT infrastructure and ESG data provider relationships.

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2020, 15 June

White paper: How ESG relates to financial performance

ESG investing is becoming the new normal. Signatories to the UN-supported Principles of Responsible Investment, for example, have risen six-fold to more than USD 86 trillion between 2008 and 2019. This trend is convincing investors, most forcefully through climate change, and more recently through the coronavirus outbreak, that the long-term viability of the companies in which we invest is inextricably tied to the welfare of their stakeholders.

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2020, 09 June

Annual report Global Impact Pool

We are proud to present the second Kempen Global Impact Pool’s (GIP) 2020 Impact Report.

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2020, 07 May

Kempen & Co Life Sciences Investor Survey 2020

Several Life Sciences companies are emerging as winners of the COVID-19 crisis

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2019, 25 November

High yield in a broad perspective

The size of the fixed-income investment markets has grown considerably over the past decade. Existing investment classes have grown significantly, but also new fixed-income asset classes have become available to investors. The accommodative policy of central banks with low interest rates has spurred a search for yield that has led to an increase in capital made available for lending. At the same time, the past few years’ robust economic growth has led to a credit demand for growth, investments, mergers, and acquisitions. In emerging economies, particularly fixed-income markets in local currencies have shown significant growth.

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2019, 11 June

Annual report Global Impact Pool

The first annual impact report for the Global Impact Pool (‘GIP’) is available.

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2019, 20 May

Small is Beautiful

Focus on Private Equity companies

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2019, 02 April

What if things go wrong?

Turbulence is the word doing the rounds in financial markets around the world. All the signs point to the next twelve months as being a challenging period with many different factors playing into investment decisions.

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2019, 20 March

March to a domestic bias

Many investment managers believe that you should avoid home bias when managing long term investments. Concentrating too much on your domestic market can leave you exposed to the changing fortunes of local economies. But here, Nikesh Patel, Head of Investment Strategy at UK Kempen Capital Management, argues that the unique nature of the UK’s capital markets means that pension funds are rightly showing more UK bias in their portfolios.

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2018, 01 August

Total Cost of Ownership: A framework for ETFs

The indexing landscape has changed. Investors have four options when considering how to implement index mandates: index mutual funds (IMF), Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), derivatives or separate accounts.
In this paper, we focus on ETFs and when and why it might potentially be more efficient from a cost perspective to use an ETF instead of an alternative wrapper.

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2018, 30 May

White paper Infrastructure

Infrastructure comprises all the facilities that are crucial to the proper functioning of the economy and society. This includes toll roads, airports and ports, but also drinking water systems, power stations and wind farms. This makes infrastructure a highly diverse asset class. Compared to listed equity investments, for example, it is also a relatively defensive asset class. This is due to the stability of infrastructure assets and the essential nature of the related services.

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2018, 08 March

White paper Long-term investing in public equity markets

Jaap van Dam and Lars Dijkstra authored a white paper for the 300 Club on the 'how to' of long-term investing.

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2020, 07 September

Van Lanschot Kempen appoints Jeroen Berns Head of Kempen Merchant Banking

Van Lanschot Kempen announces today that Jeroen Berns will be appointed as Head of Kempen Merchant Banking per 14 September. The activities of Merchant Banking include Corporate Finance, Equity Capital Markets and Securities.

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2020, 03 September

Kempen launches sustainable dividend fund

Today, Kempen Capital Management (Kempen) will launch the Kempen Sustainable Global High Dividend Fund. The introduction of this new fund represents an important addition to the current range of dividend products that Kempen has to offer in the market. This sustainable dividend solution is created in collaboration with our clients, who are looking for direct income in a more sustainable investment world.

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2020, 01 September

Van Lanschot Kempen appoints Erik van Houwelingen to Executive Board

Van Lanschot Kempen announced today that Erik van Houwelingen will join its Executive Board per 15 November. Erik will be responsible for Asset Management, one of Van Lanschot Kempen’s core activities, and he will also take on the chair of the Board of Kempen Capital Management, subject to regulatory approval. Erik van Houwelingen succeeds Leni Boeren, who stepped down earlier this year.

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2020, 27 August

Three years of Kempen (Lux) Euro High Yield Fund

This year, the Kempen (Lux) Euro High Yield Fund of Kempen Capital Management (Kempen) celebrates its third anniversary. This milestone coincides with the achievement of a total of € 250 million in assets under management. The high yield fund further expanded the range of corporate bond funds within Kempen, and contributed to the strengthening of Kempen’s credit expertise. The average annual return of the fund over this period of time stands at 3.0% as compared with 1.9% for the benchmark*.

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