The Baloise Group is more than just a traditional insurance company. The changing security, safety and service needs of society in the digital age lie at the heart of its business activities. The 7,900 or so employees of Baloise therefore focus on the wishes of their customers. The best possible customer service, combined with innovative products and services, makes Baloise the first choice for people who want to feel ‘simply safe’. Located at the heart of Europe, with its head office in Basel, the Baloise Group is a provider of prevention, pension, assistance and insurance solutions. Its core markets are Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. In Switzerland, the Group also operates as a specialised financial services provider, offering a combination of insurance and banking services. The Group offers innovative pension products to retail customers throughout Europe from its competence centre in Luxembourg. Bâloise Holding Ltd shares are listed in the main segment of the SIX Swiss Exchange.
The Baloise Swiss Property Fund, a contractual investment fund of the real-estate variety for qualified investors as defined under Art. 10, para. 3, 3bis and 3ter of the Swiss Federal Act on Collective Investment Schemes (CISA), was successfully launched as of 1 October 2018. As of 31 March 2019, the property portfolio consisted of 35 properties with a market value of approximately 355.4 m Swiss francs.
In order to further increase the growth of the Baloise Swiss Property Fund, the fund management company is examining the possible acquisition of 20 properties valued at 193.9 m Swiss francs by Baloise Insurance Ltd and Baloise Life Ltd. The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) granted approval for this transaction as defined under Art. 63 of the CISA on 14.06.2019.
To fund the acquisition of this property portfolio a new issue of units is planned in autumn 2019. Purchasing the property portfolio will give investors in the Baloise Swiss Property Fund the opportunity to benefit from a broader diversification. The property portfolio consists of 20 core/core plus properties distributed throughout Switzerland. This portfolio is characterised by optimum locational quality with high income and value stability. The residential share of this property portfolio is 77%.
The exact terms of the planned capital increase will be disclosed in a timely manner.
|Name||Baloise Swiss Property Fund|
|Securities no. / ISIN||41455103 / CH0414551033|
|Fund currency||Swiss francs|
|Appropriation of income||Dividends|
|Legal form||Contractual investment fund|
|Group of investors||Restricted to qualified investors within the meaning of Art. 10, para. 3, 3bis and 3ter of the CISA|
|Fund management company||Baloise Real Estate Management Ltd, Basel|
|Custodian bank||UBS Switzerland AG, Zurich|
|OTC trading||Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG, Zurich|