News & Knowledge

2017, 26 July

The Dividend Letter

Every quarter we will publish an entry on a specific theme relevant to our investment process. In this letter we focus on one way to reduce mistakes and improve our hit rate: the investment checklist.

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2017, 13 July

Kempen Insight July 2017

Turning ideas into reality is the theme of this summer edition with innovative investment strategies, for instance the impact investing pool. Other ideas have had time to grow and thrive, like the Kempen (Lux) Global Small-cap Fund and the Kempen Global Real Estate Fund. Both funds reached a three year track record this summer.

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2017, 11 July

Asset Allocation update July

Last month, it became clear to many investors that not just the Fed but also other major central banks are slowly starting to reverse their extremely expansionary monetary policies of the past few years. Emergency measures are no longer needed. This means an end to artificially-low bond yields, which will now rise. Yet the monetary tightening is too small-scale to bring an immediate end to the business cycle. Equities continue to perform well. Valuations have hardly changed and sentiment remains positive.

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2017, 11 July

Monthly Commentary

London, 11 July 2017 - Over the last year I have occasionally felt more like a political analyst than a portfolio manager. From Brexit to the latest French parliamentary elections, the shakeup in the previously established political order in such a short space of time has, at times, been quite un-nerving.

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2017, 10 July

From the drawing board to a track record

Three years of Kempen (Lux) Global Small-cap Fund

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2017, 10 July

Kempen (Lux) Global Small-cap Fund celebrates three-year track record

Today, the Kempen (Lux) Global Small-cap Fund celebrates its three-year track record. In July 2014, the fund started out with 6 million euros under management. In March of this year, the milestone of 100 million euros in assets under management was achieved.

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2017, 22 June

Kempen Capital Management boosts Client Solutions team with new Head of Investment Strategy

Kempen Capital Management (Kempen) is pleased to announce that Michel Iglesias del Sol has been appointed as Head of Investment Strategy, as well as a part of the management team, for Kempen’s Client Solutions’ team. In his new position, Michel will be responsible for defining strategic and dynamic asset allocation advice, while also being involved in research of innovative investment topics.

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2017, 21 June

ETF ownership in the Real Estate sector: systemic risk?

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) and quantitative investors account for about 60% of the equity space in the US (up from 30% 10 years ago) and only 10% of the daily volumes traded originates from fundamental discretionary trades.

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2017, 16 June

Implementation MIFID II: Kempen Capital Management will absorb investment research costs

Under the new European Union legislation package of measures for the financial markets, MiFID II, Kempen Capital Management (Kempen) must decide whether or not they will pass on the cost of external investment research to clients: to funds participants and mandates. Kempen has decided to cover external investment research costs itself. Despite the fact that in the future, these costs may be passed on under strict conditions, Kempen has decided that starting from 2018, it will cover the cost of external investment research itself.

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2017, 14 June

Kempen Capital Management appoints Guy Beech to lead family office business

Kempen Capital Management (Kempen) is pleased to announce the appointment of Guy Beech as Director Business Development Family Offices to lead Kempen’s drive into the UK family office segment.

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2017, 08 June

Kempen wins two SRP Structured Products & Derivatives Awards

Kempen & Co achieved three #1 positions in the category real estate at the presentation of the Extel Awards. Kempen & Co was not only selected as the best brokerage firm on both a team and an individual basis, but the European Property Seminar, organised by Kempen & Co for the 15th year running this year, was also selected as the best real estate conference according to corporate voters.

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2017, 01 June

Kempen Capital Management joins Urban Land Institute as a corporate member

Kempen Capital Management (Kempen) is very pleased to announce that it has joined the prestigious Urban Land Institute (ULI) as corporate member. ULI is a global non-profit research and education organization on real estate and urban development. The organization is supported by more than 40,000 members worldwide. It drives innovation by conducting research on critical land use challenges. As part of the membership, Kempen will participate in ULI Europe’s Content Advisory Group, which steers the topics that the Institute’s research addresses.

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2017, 01 June

Quantitative easing reversal on the horizon

While political events will continue to rear their heads now and then, it is the monetary policymakers who are likely to occupy the markets over the next months. The Fed will slowly start to reveal its plans for reducing the size of its balance sheet, while the ECB will probably gradually start tapering its bond-buying programmes. We consequently expect bond yields to start rising.

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