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Thursday 31 October, 2019

Van Lanschot Kempen

Van Lanschot Kempen trading update: third quarter 2019

Van Lanschot Kempen trading update: third quarter 2019

Amsterdam/’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, 31 October 2019      

  • Quarterly results in line with first two quarters of the year (excluding book profitsi)
  • Client assets add 4% to €101.1 billion and AuM 5% to €86.6 billion
  • Net AuM inflow of €0.8 billion at Asset Management and Private Banking  
  • Fully loaded CET1 ratio (excluding retained earnings) of 22.0%
  • DNB intends to introduce a minimum floor for risk weights of mortgage loans in the autumn of 2020. First estimates suggest that the proposed measure will increase RWA by 10-12%

Van Lanschot Kempen today released its trading update for the third quarter of 2019.

Constant Korthout, Van Lanschot Kempen’s Chief Financial & Risk Officer, said: “Our third-quarter result is similar to our performance in the first two quarters of the year if we exclude book profitsi. Interest income was relatively stable in the third quarter, but we expect falling market rates to put greater pressure on interest income going forward. We’re on track to stay within our target cost range of around €390 million net in 2019.

“Our client assets rose to €101.1 billion from €97.3 billion on the back of a net inflow of €0.8 billion in assets under management (AuM) and a positive stock market performance. Our AuM advanced to €86.6 billion from €82.6 billion.

“Asset Management has had a good quarter and we’re delighted to report robust net inflow from investment strategies. Despite net inflow appearances, our Private Banking clients remain reluctant to invest in uncertain market conditions. Meanwhile, low market rates are an ongoing theme for our clients. We are guiding them with advice and by offering appropriate wealth management solutions – our European Private Equity Fund being an excellent example.

“Merchant Banking was party to various transactions in the third quarter, in particular in Life Sciences. The team acted as co-manager in Genmab’s initial public offering on Nasdaq and was involved in a number of capital market transactions, including Transgene and the secondary placement of Fagron shares.

“In October, our shareholders approved the proposed capital return of €1.50 per share (totalling over €60 million), which is expected to be paid on 23 December 2019. This will take the amount we’ll have paid to shareholders since 2016 to a total of over €330 million, in the shape of dividends and capital returns.

“Both our risk profile and our capital position remain robust. Leaving out our proposed capital return, our fully loaded CET1 ratio amounts to 22.0%, excluding retained earnings.

“De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) intends to introduce a minimum floor for risk weights of mortgage loans in the autumn of 2020, impacting our Dutch mortgage portfolio. First estimates suggest that the proposed measure will increase total risk-weighted assets (RWA) by 10-12%. We expect early absorption of the previously communicated Basel IV impact for Van Lanschot Kempen.”

Proposed payment of capital return              23 December 2019
Publication of 2019 annual results                20 February 2020

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About Van Lanschot Kempen
Van Lanschot Kempen, a wealth manager operating under the Van Lanschot, Evi and Kempen brand names, is active in Private Banking, Asset Management and Merchant Banking, with the aim of preserving and creating wealth for its clients. Van Lanschot Kempen, listed at Euronext Amsterdam, is the Netherlands’ oldest independent financial services company with a history dating back to 1737.

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Disclaimer and cautionary note on forward-looking statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements on future events and developments. These forward-looking statements are based on the current insights, information and assumptions of Van Lanschot Kempen’s management about known and unknown risks, developments and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and are subject to such risks, developments and uncertainties which by their very nature fall outside the control of Van Lanschot Kempen and its management. 

Actual results, performances and circumstances may differ considerably from these forward-looking statements as a result of risks, developments and uncertainties relating to, but not limited to, (a) estimates of income growth, (b) costs, (c) the macroeconomic and business climate, (d) political and market trends, (e) interest rates and currency exchange rates, (f) behaviour of clients, competitors, investors and counterparties, (g) the implementation of Van Lanschot Kempen’s strategy, (h) actions taken by supervisory and regulatory authorities and private entities, (i) changes in law and taxation, (j) changes in ownership that could affect the future availability of capital, and (k) changes in credit ratings. 

Van Lanschot Kempen cautions that forward-looking statements in this press release are only valid on the specific dates on which they are expressed, and accepts no responsibility or obligation to revise or update any information, whether as a result of new information or for any other reason.

The financial data in this press release have not been audited, unless specifically stated otherwise.

This press release does not constitute an offer or solicitation for the sale, purchase or acquisition in any other way or subscription to any financial instrument and is not a recommendation to perform or refrain from performing any action. 

Elements of this press release contain information about Van Lanschot Kempen NV and/or Van Lanschot NV within the meaning of Article 7(1) to (4) of EU Regulation No. 596/2014.

This press release is a translation of the Dutch language original and is provided as a courtesy only. In the event of any disparities, the Dutch language version will prevail. No rights can be derived from any translation thereof.

iBook profits on the sale of AIO II and VLC & Partners in the first quarter of 2019 and book profit on the sale of Marfo Food Group in the third quarter of 2019.


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