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Helvetia (CH) Swiss Property Fund performing successfully and planning a capital increase in 2023
21.07.2022 / 07:00
Basel, 21 July 2022
The Helvetia (CH) Swiss Property Fund delivered a positive performance in the first nine months of its third financial year. Since its launch in June 2020, the real estate fund has reported an encouraging price trend. As at 30 June 2022 the premium was 17% and the rent default rate was a low 2.4%. The fund management company is currently in the planning stage for a second capital increase in the first half of 2023.
The Helvetia (CH) Swiss Property Fund started its third financial year on a successful note. The real estate fund's unaudited indicative net asset value rose to CHF 667 million as at 30 June 2022 (CHF 102.45 per unit). The revenue and value trend of the properties and the expansion of the portfolio resulted in an encouraging trend for the fund. Investments focus on high-quality residential properties in Switzerland's big and medium-sized towns and cities and their vicinities but also include mixed-use and commercial properties.
Successful performance and further decline in rent default rate
The trend in the price of fund units in over-the-counter trading has been above-average, amounting to CHF 120.00 as at 30 June 2022, representing a performance of 17.6% since the launch in June 2020. The Helvetia (CH) Swiss Property Fund therefore beat the benchmark SXI Real Estate Funds Broad (SWIIT), which showed a performance of 2.6% in the same period. As at 30 June 2022 the premium was 17%. Thanks to active asset management and continued high demand for rental apartments, the already very low rent default rate was reduced even further and as at 30 June 2022 it was a low 2.4% (30 September 2021: 2.5%).
Capital increase planned for spring 2023
The fund management company intends to expand the real estate portfolio in the next few years with high-quality acquisitions. The fund management company is currently planning a capital increase in the first half of 2023. The proceeds of the issue will again be used to purchase a broadly diversified, high-quality real estate portfolio from the Helvetia Insurance portfolio. The fund currently comprises 39 properties with a market value of around CHF 850 million and after the capital increase will amount to over CHF 1 billion.
Helvetia (CH) Swiss Property Fund
Security / ISIN
Security: 51383832 / ISIN: CH0513838323
Contractual real estate fund under Swiss law
Limited to qualified investors pursuant to Art. 10 para. 3 CISA and Art. 10 para. 3ter CISA
3 June 2020
Helvetia Asset Management Ltd, Basel
Helvetia Asset Management Ltd, Basel
Zürcher Kantonalbank, Zurich
Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG, Zurich
KPMG AG, Zurich
Wüest Partner AG, Zurich
About Helvetia Asset Management AG
Helvetia Asset Management AG is regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, FINMA, and provides fund management and asset management services. It offers collective investment schemes and is an independent fund manager operating in the interests of its investors. The company also handles investment advice and asset management, client representation and transaction management for employee benefit institutions, namely for real estate portfolios. Helvetia Asset Management AG has its registered office in Basel, Switzerland, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Helvetia Holding AG, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
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