With a property portfolio worth more than CHF 7 billion, Baloise is one of Switzerland’s biggest investors in real estate. In the past, this expertise was only brought to bear internally. Then, at the beginning of 2018, Baloise’s property department was converted into a real estate fund management operation licensed by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority. On 1 October 2018, it launched Baloise’s first proprietary real estate product for qualified investors. From spring 2019, retail investors will also be able to benefit from the growth of this fund when they take out a life insurance policy with Basler Insurance. The objective is for the real estate fund to continue growing in the future through acquisitions and capital increases.