Kempen Capital Management, the investment manager of wealth manager Van Lanschot Kempen,  announced today the appointment of Herman Kleeven as Investment Lead for its Sustainable Equity team.

Kempen’s sustainable equity strategy is primarily created for long-term investors, and provides the opportunity to invest in a portfolio of global publicly traded shares of companies open to stakeholders and ESG criteria in their strategy. The strategy invests in a concentrated portfolio of companies that comply with a strict sustainability criteria, selecting high quality companies well aligned with the transition to the sustainable economy.

Kleeven joins Kempen from APG Asset Managament, where he led the Focus Equities team for nine years. Prior to this, he spent ten years at financial service provider ING, where he was responsible for the equity participation portfolio of ING insurance. Kleeven has also previously served at  ING Investment Management, where he was one of the initiators of its sustainable equity strategy.

Kleeven will take over the role of investment lead from Richard Klijnstra, who is leaving the firm to join a healthcare education program. He will also be responsible for overseeing the consumer sectors.

Erik van Houwelingen, Member of the Management Board of Van Lanschot Kempen, responsible for Investment Strategies & Solutions, said:

 “We are very pleased that Herman is joining our team. Our Global and European Sustainable Equity strategies are doing well, with a strong five-year track record and currently €1 billion in assets under management. With his broad knowledge and experience, Herman will help us take this success further and will contribute to the realisation of our international growth ambitions. We wish Herman every success in his new role.”

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