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Euro Credit Van Lanschot Kempen

Euro credit

Corporate credits – with an investment grade rating

Objective

We aim to earn an attractive total return over the longer term while lowering the carbon footprint. We invest primarily in Euro-denominated corporate credits – that have a minimum BBB- investment-grade rating and are demonstrably aligned with the transition to a sustainable economy.

Philosophy 

In our view:
  • the European investment-grade market is inefficient and contains mispricings which can be identified and traded;
  • an active investment and risk management approach is best placed to secure attractive yields for investors, as well as create and preserve additional value by capitalising on these mispricings; and
  • businesses demonstrably aligned with the transition to a sustainable economy are likely to be more resilient – and therefore better credits – over the long term.

Approach

Our experienced team follows a systematic process that blends quantitative and qualitive expertise and experience and seeks to:
  • identify corporate issuers where the potential for credit profile enhancement is not yet reflected in the spreads and avoid those where we anticipate credit deterioration;
  • apply an active top-down and bottom-up approach to macro and fundamentals analysis to construct and risk manage a diversified portfolio of credits; and
  • focus on a sub-set of issuers demonstrably aligned with the transition to a sustainable economy, including on carbon-intensity metrics.

Insights

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29 September 2023 | Rethinking Sustainability

Video: the role of bond markets in financing the transitions

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Credits

Video: an 'all weather' approach to credit markets

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Podcast

The VW perspective on achieving positive change

Kempen Euro Sustainable Credit Stategy

Generating sustainable Alpha

Credit markets are notoriously unpredictable and delivering a steady investment journey over the long-term is a challenge for every credit investor. We tackle this using a distinctive investment approach we call ‘Alpha by Control’. While we actively seek out opportunities to deliver alpha, our approach is also optimised to control risks.

Learn more

Learn more about our Credit funds
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund IKempen (Lux) Euro Sustainable Credit Fund I

Fund library

Please visit our fund library for detailed information on our funds. For more sustainability-related information, please refer to the sustainability-related information section of the fund library
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Capital at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Our team

Alain van der Heijden Van Lanschot Kempen

Alain van der Heijden

Co-Head of Credit Team

Joost de Graaf Van Lanschot Kempen

Joost de Graaf

Co-Head of Credit Team

Kim Lubbers Van Lanschot Kempen

Kim Lubbers

Portfolio Manager

Harold van Acht Van Lanschot Kempen

Harold van Acht

Portfolio Manager

Tetiana Kharlamova Van Lanschot Kempen

Tetiana Kharlamova

Portfolio Manager

Lizelle du Plessis Van Lanschot Kempen

Lizelle du Plessis

Portfolio Manager

Bart aan den Toorn Van Lanschot Kempen

Bart aan den Toorn

Portfolio Manager

Arif Bagasrawalla

Arif Bagasrawalla

Portfolio Manager

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