Crises are known for accelerating prevailing trends. This also applies to the real estate markets in Switzerland. Swiss Life Asset Managers actively faces up to challenges and benefits from opportunities.
Real estate is one of the most valuable asset types and is considered a solid investment option even in uncertain times. A particularly innovative example from the retail sector is the "Glatt" shopping centre, to which Swiss Life Asset Managers dedicates a portrait in this issue of "Exposé".
Despite the crisis, Swiss Life Asset Managers can look back on a pleasing final quarter of 2020: Swiss Life REF (CH) Swiss Properties managed the largest capital increase ever – CHF 500 million – for a listed real estate fund in Switzerland.
As the new Head of Real Estate Portfolio Management, Third-Party Asset Management, Marie Seiler and her team will manage investment business for third-party clients in Switzerland. ESG criteria are taken into account, and the growth of high-quality properties plays an important role. Swiss Life Asset Management aims to further enhance the attractiveness of the real estate asset class on a national and international level.