News & Knowledge

2017, 09 November

Two Kempen funds secure a 5 star-performance rating from Morningstar

Amsterdam, 9 November 2017 - Kempen Capital Management (KCM) is delighted to announce that two of its funds, the Kempen (Lux) Global Small Cap Fund and the Kempen (Lux) Global Property Fund have achieved a five-star rating from Morningstar, just after celebrating their 3 year of track-record. Only the 10% best performing funds in each category receive a five star rating from Morningstar.

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2017, 02 November

Kempen Insight - Turning views into value

In our Outlook we look forward to 2018 and beyond. We dare to predict that a number of interest rate hikes will be implemented in the US. What are the repercussions for asset allocation? We also examine a couple of interesting asset classes: real assets (trees, land, roads, buildings), private equity and high yield.

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2017, 01 November

Kempen (Lux) Sustainable European Small-Cap Fund celebrates 15-year milestone

Edinburgh, 1st November 2017 – Kempen’s Sustainable European Small-Cap Fund has reached a major landmark with the celebration of its fifteenth anniversary.

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2017, 01 November

Monthly Commentary

London - 2 October 2017. Welcome to this month's commentary, where we look back over the month of October.

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2017, 01 November

Dusk of Unconventional Monetary Policies for the Fed & the ECB

Like the light that dwindles at sunset, the central banks are now preparing to curtail their unconventional monetary policies. Now, the time is right for a review of how the rates were affected by such policies, as well as where the rates may trail in the future.

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2017, 26 October

3x negotiating management terms with private equity

Kempen supports entrepreneurs and management teams that want to sell to-, or team-up with private equity investors. We are often the one who, on behalf of our clients, address a subject of debate in those transactions: management terms. During such negotiations there are several recurring topics, three of them are described

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2017, 24 October

The Dividend Letter

Each quarter we publish an entry on a specific theme relevant to our investment process. This time we discuss the sustainable competitive advantages of an often overlooked sector.

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2017, 19 October

Asset Allocation update October

In absolute terms, global equity prices are on the high side, but they are still attractive compared to bonds. The high valuations, persisting economic cycle, rising inflation and less expansionary-minded central banks make us less optimistic about the period after 2018. Yet we believe that the equity rally will persist in the short term.

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2017, 17 October

Kempen (Lux) European Small-cap Fund celebrates 20 year track record

Amsterdam / Edinburgh, 17 October 2017 – Kempen’s European Small-cap Fund has marked a major milestone with the celebration of its 20-year track record. Since its inception on October 16th 1997, the fund has achieved gross annualised alpha of 5.1% (to end-September 2017), with a gross annualised total return of 12.5%.*

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