News & Knowledge

2021, 13 April

Kempen Real Estate Update: 2021 – No time to be passive

Despite its hugely progressive, efficient and vastly wealth creating characteristics, the modern capitalist model seems to struggle to deal effectively with externalities such as greenhouse gas “”GHG” driven pollution. These emissions are contributing to an unprecedented heating of the planet.

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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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2021, 25 March

Walking together on the road to recovery

For over a year now, we have seen first-hand how a global pandemic can be a disruptive force that is very hard to prepare for. Despite years of warnings that novel coronaviruses were among the pathogens most likely to cause a global health emergency, the pharmaceutical industry, as well as society at large, was ill-prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic. Billions of lives have been directly impacted, and we are all collectively – across sectors, regions and communities – working to recover from COVID-19 and its many impacts. Every person or organisation can play a role in the recovery. We believe that it is part of our duty as an integrated wealth manager to engage pharmaceutical companies or call on governments to take coordinated and equitable action, among others. At Van Lanschot Kempen, good health and well-being is a core sustainability theme.

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2021, 24 March

Global Impact Pool Quarterly

We are pleased to report on the fourth quarter of 2020 for 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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2021, 23 March

Kempen European Private Equity Fund invests in French software company in the healthcare industry

The Kempen European Private Equity Fund, the private equity investment fund of Kempen Capital Management (Kempen), today announces the acquisition of a direct interest in the new entity that will be created as a result of the merger between software companies Medisys and Cityzen. The merger will form a leading software supplier in France for the development of specialised software for the healthcare industry.

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2021, 17 March

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

The Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund Plus won the Best Fund award in the Euro Corporate Bonds category on the Belgian market during the annual Fund Awards. It is the seventh time in a row that the team has won this award.

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2021, 16 March

Asset Allocation Outlook March

Financial markets had only just got over the hurdles of stricter lockdowns, a muddled start to the vaccination programmes in Europe and the behaviour of US retail speculators when a new problem reared its head: rising interest rates. Last summer US government bond yields stood at just 0.5%, later moving towards 1%. Since the end of January, they have accelerated towards 1.5%. UK 10yr Gilt yields have risen by more than 0.6% so far in 2021 and German capital market yields climbed to -0.26%, their highest level since March last year.

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2021, 12 March

Robert van den Barselaar strengthens dividend team

Robert van den Barselaar will join Kempen’s Dividend team as of April 1st, 2021. He is currently portfolio manager at Hof Hoorneman Bankiers, a Dutch asset manager which was recently acquired by Van Lanschot Kempen. With Robert joining, Joost de Graaf will move to Kempen’s Euro Credit team where he will become an analyst/portfolio manager, a member of the Investment Committee and Co-Head of the Euro Credit team. In addition to Robert’s arrival, Kempen is in conversation with several candidates to join the Dividend team.

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2021, 11 March

Kempen European Private Equity Fund acquires interest in GSRI

The Kempen European Private Equity Fund, the private equity investment fund of Kempen Capital Management (Kempen), today announces the acquisition of a direct interest in GSRI.

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2021, 11 March

White paper Equities: are the odds ever in your favour?

Equities form the bulk of many investors’ portfolios. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that they are also very volatile. Often, it’s hard to know if this is an accepted compromise for the end result, a positive for those that believe they can time markets, or just an unnecessary and avoidable risk.

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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, 09 June

Clara-Pensions appoints Kempen Capital Management as fiduciary manager

Today, Clara-Pensions, the member-first consolidator for defined benefit pension schemes, announced the appointment of Kempen Capital Management (Kempen) as its fiduciary manager. Selected by both the Trustee of the Clara Pension Trust and Clara Pensions, Kempen will implement a joint investment strategy on behalf of both the Clara pension scheme and Clara’s funded covenant to deliver a low-risk and secure journey to buy-out.

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2021, 04 June

Reineke Davidsz and Roderick van Zuylen to join Kempen Dividend team

Kempen Capital Management (Kempen) is pleased to announce that as of July 1st, Roderick van Zuylen and Reineke Davidsz will further strengthen the Kempen Dividend team. Dimitri Willems has decided to leave Kempen to take up a new challenge.

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2021, 01 June

Kempen wins Swiss Sustainable Fund Award 2021 in the category “corporate bonds”

The Kempen (Lux) Euro Sustainable Credit Fund was elected best corporate bonds fund at the Swiss Sustainable Fund Award 2021 (SSFA) at a virtual ceremony on May 27th, 2021.

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2021, 11 May

Van Lanschot Kempen appoints Maarten Edixhoven as Chairman of the Management Board

Today we issue a press release announcing that the Supervisory Board of Van Lanschot Kempen intends to appoint Maarten Edixhoven (50) as Chairman of the Management Board of Van Lanschot Kempen. The regulators have approved the appointment and the Van Lanschot Kempen Works Council has issued positive advice on the appointment.

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