News & Knowledge

2019, 21 March

Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund receives Morningstar Gold rating

Amsterdam, 21 March 2019. The Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund has earned a Gold rating from Morningstar in the category of ‘European corporate bonds’. This is the highest attainable rating for an investment fund that is awarded by Morningstar analysts following an extensive, qualitative analysis.

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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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2019, 14 March

ESG: Separating truth from fiction in the hunt for sustainable dividends

For the Kempen Dividend team, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria are an integral part of the investment process. Here Jorik van den Bos, head of the dividend team and Joris Franssen, senior portfolio manager explain their approach to ESG criteria.

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2019, 13 March

Kempen European Private Equity Fund acquires a significant interest in APEM Ltd.

Amsterdam, 13 March 2019. The Kempen European Private Equity Fund has backed the management buyout of APEM Limited (‘APEM’), Europe’s leading independent environmental consultancy specialising in the aquatic environment and remote sensing.

2019, 13 March

Monthly Commentary

London - 13 March 2019. Not much of note happened in the UK gilts market in February so rather than try and make a big deal out of random movements now is perhaps a good time to examine some of the bigger issues facing the UK economy. The Bank of England published its quarterly inflation report at the start of the month which contains a regular forecast of the UK’s economic prospects as well as the risks around that forecast. It can be found here1) and runs to 44 pages of dense economic text. Fortunately I’ve read it so you don’t have to.

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2019, 08 March

Global Impact Pool Quarterly

We are pleased to report on the fourth quarter in the life of Kempen’s Global Impact Pool in which we continued to deploy capital towards the Global Impact Pool’s mission, which is to make investments that positively contribute to solving global problems around the food, water and climate nexus and five Sustainable Development Goals.

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2019, 08 March

Salomons' Judgement

A trend becomes visible. Suddenly there are large companies wanting to protect their credit status. The bond holder has priority over the shareholder.

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2019, 28 February

Kempen European Private Equity Fund acquires an interest in DIT Holding

Amsterdam, 28 February 2019. The Kempen European Private Equity Fund has acquired an interest in DIT Holding B.V. (‘DIT Holding’). DIT Holding is market leader in the Benelux countries in the field of staffing and recruitment services.

2019, 27 February

INNOSWAN Capital Partners appointed as placing agent for Kempen Capital Management

Amsterdam / Munich, 27 February 2019 – Today, Kempen Capital Management and INNOSWAN Capital Partners announced a cooperation, in order to meet growing interest of German investors for Kempen’s listed property strategies.

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2019, 26 February

Monthly Commentary

London - 26 February 2019. Welcome to our first monthly commentary of 2019.

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2019, 22 February

BioCapital Europe

Kempen is proud sponsor of the BioCapital Europe conference.

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2019, 21 February

Salomons' Judgement

Nothing is more fun for students than playing investment games. It teaches them valuable lessons. And not only the students, but also professional investors can learn from it.

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2019, 19 February

Private Markets Investor Letter

Following a successful fund launch in May 2018, we received over 66 million euros of capital in 2018. We used this to build up a well-spread portfolio in the four private-markets asset classes. We have committed to eight partnerships and we have also made two direct co-investments. In this report we will look further into the relevant activities.

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