Today, SIX welcomes Sustainable Real Estate Investments SICAV, c/o Sustainable Real Estate AG, as a new issuer on SIX Swiss Exchange. Their first fund, the Sustainable Real Estate Switzerland, available in CHF (ISIN CH0267501291), increases the total number of mutual funds traded at the Swiss stock exchange to 46, which are listed by 23 different issuers. 43 of these funds are classified as real estate funds.
Christian Reuss, Head SIX Swiss Exchange, comments: “Connecting issuers and investors is one of the core functions of a stock exchange. In the case of the new Sustainable Real Estate Switzerland fund, we support our new issuer to find investors with matching ESG-profiles. I’m pleased to see further growth in this segment.”
Marco Scheurer, Managing Director Sustainable Real Estate Investments SICAV, c/o Sustainable Real Estate AG, added: “We are pleased to list our Sustainable Real Estate Switzerland fund on SIX Swiss Exchange and to offer institutional and now also private investors an attractive and liquid access to the Swiss real estate market.”
High Interest in Investment Funds
Sustainable Real Estate AG is the first new real estate fund issuer joining SIX Swiss Exchange in 2023. In the first eight months of the current year the trading turnover in investment funds amounted to CHF 5.5 billion. Over 230,000 transactions were carried out in this segment during this period.
The fund Sustainable Real Estate Switzerland was launched in 2015 and its assets currently amount to around CHF 479 million. The fund invests in properties throughout Switzerland with a focus on residential properties. The portfolio comprises 33 existing properties and one new construction project. It pursues a sustainable investment policy by means of ESG integration and Impact Investing. Find out more on the website of Sustainable Real Estate AG (available in German).
Sustainability at SIX
As a key player in the financial markets, SIX supports the sustainable and responsible development of the financial industry. That’s why we have developed a strategy that puts sustainability at the heart of our business. It is based on a three-pillar model with areas where we can achieve the greatest possible impact for the economy, society, and the environment: as a Financial Market Infrastructure, as an ESG Product Provider and as a Good Corporate Citizen. Find out more
To explore how engagement between investors, companies and other stakeholders can maximise social impact, as well as to reveal the challenges that remain, SIX Swiss Exchange commissioned an Economist Impact report. Furthermore, The Economist interviewed Christian Reuss, Head SIX Swiss Exchange, for the creation of the article How stock exchanges contribute to social change.