Tuesday 10th of March, the business newspapers De Tijd and L’Echo awarded the Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund the title of Best Fund on the Belgian market in the category of Euro Corporate Bonds. The KCM fund wins this prestigious award for the first time.
At the 19th edition of the Fund Awards, business newspapers De Tijd and L’Echo honoured the best performing funds on the Belgian investment funds market. A total of 18 awards were presented; 14 to individual funds and 4 to fund houses. In determining the results, the jury based their votes on the funds’ five-year track record.
In Belgium, the annual Fund Awards event is a leading benchmark for investment funds. Alain van der Heijden, portfolio manager of the fund: ‘Winning such a prestigious award is, in my opinion, a reward for the investment policy that we pursue as a team. We work in an open culture that allows ample space for each and every one of our portfolio managers to express their views and contribute new ideas. These team dynamics are conducive to sparking off the best investment ideas. We take pride in the fact that our customers benefit from these ideas, and we invest in our funds right along with our customers.’
Rutger-Jan Leewens, director of Wholesale Distribution at KCM: ‘For the Wholesale Distribution team, winning this award feels like a great acknowledgement and a big compliment both for the portfolio management team and for our customers. Recently, we have seen a sharp increase in interest for the fund in Belgium and the Netherlands. In Belgium this became manifest both at Van Lanschot and at ING. This award confirms to our customers that they have selected the right fund, enabling them to offer their clients the very best.’