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 is expected to start trading on the SIX Swiss Exchange on 1 November 2021. Until 31 October 2021, only qualified investors are permitted to invest in the Baloise Swiss Property Fund. From 1 November 2021 onwards, the Baloise Swiss Property Fund will also be open to retail investors. After its listing, the Baloise Swiss Property Fund is expected to be included in the SXI Real Estate Broad and SXI Real Estate Funds Broad indices.
About the Baloise Swiss Property Fund
The primary investment objective of the Baloise Swiss Property Fund, which was launched in 2018, is to generate a steady level of current income through direct investment in Swiss core/core-plus real estate in good locations that offers a high level of stability in terms of earnings and value. The fund pursues a strategy of purchasing properties across Switzerland with the aim of holding these for a prolonged period and optimising their earnings potential. It strives for broad regional diversification and, in the medium to long term, sectoral diversification targeting at least 50 per cent residential use and no more than 50 per cent commercial use.
At present, the portfolio comprises 72 properties and has an estimated current market value of around CHF 811 million. The fund management company intends to continue adding to the Baloise Swiss Property Fund real estate portfolio, maintaining the emphasis on residential properties. The investment focus will remain on real estate in the towns and cities of the fast-growing economic regions and their catchment areas, which offer stable, long-term rental income. At the same time, the fund management company is further optimising the portfolio by realising local rental income potential with value-adding refurbishments and re-lettings.
|Name||Baloise Swiss Property Fund|
|SIN / ISIN||41455103 / CH0414551033|
|Legal form||Contractual investment fund|
|Group of investors||Restricted to qualified investors within the meaning of article 10 (3) and (3ter) of the Swiss Collective Investment Schemes Act (CISA) until 31 October 2021
open to retail investors from 1 November 2021
|Fund management / portfolio management company||Baloise Asset Management AG, Basel|
|Custodian bank||UBS Switzerland AG, Zurich|
|Launch date||1 october 2018|
Until 31 October 2021, the real estate fund described in this media information is designed exclusively for qualified investors within the meaning of article 10 (3) and (3ter) CISA. Full information on this real estate fund can be obtained from the prospectus, the fund contract and the latest annual and half-year reports, which form the basis of a potential investment. The prospectus with integrated fund contract, the simplified prospectus and the annual and half-year reports can be requested free of charge from the fund management company (Baloise Asset Management AG, Aeschengraben 21, 4051 Basel, Switzerland) or from the custodian bank (UBS Switzerland AG, Bahnhofstrasse 45, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland). The current fund contract is valid for qualified investors until 31 October 2021. A new fund contract will be valid for all investors from 1 November 2021.
This media information does not constitute an offer to sell fund units or an invitation to submit purchase offers or subscribe to fund units. Moreover, this media information does not constitute a prospectus or an equivalent communication within the meaning of the Swiss Financial Services Act (FinSA) as amended. Copies of this media information must not be sent to or from jurisdictions or processed in jurisdictions where this is precluded or prohibited by law. The content of this media information does not constitute a sales offer or solicitation of a purchase offer in any jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation would be unlawful prior to additional actions being taken under the rules of that jurisdiction.
This media information and its content must not be taken or transmitted to the United States of America (USA) or distributed or transmitted to any US person (including legal entities) or to any publication that is freely distributed in the USA. Any violation of these restrictions may constitute an infringement of US securities laws. This fund is not approved for US persons. It is approved exclusively for non-US persons.
Any decision to purchase units or subscribe to new units of the Baloise Swiss Property Fund should be based solely on the relevant prospectus and fund contract. Investors are also encouraged to obtain advice from their bank or financial adviser. Parts of this media information may constitute advertising for financial instruments within the meaning of article 68 FinSA.