Credit score Suisse business actual property fund for liquidation at a big low cost

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ZURICH / LONDON (Reuters) – A. Swiss credit (SIX 🙂 The group’s global real estate fund will unwind against a backdrop of low trading volume and a discount of more than 20% on underlying assets due to market corrections due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Swiss bank said.

“The fund management company has decided to liquidate the Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund Global, also because of the trading discount that has arisen on the stock exchange,” she said.

The properties held by the real estate fund are to be transferred to Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund International in the first half of 2021, and the liquidation proceeds will be paid out to investors, according to the bank.

Trading in the fund units on the SIX Swiss Exchange has ceased with immediate effect and the units will be delisted, it said.

“The fund’s performance no longer reflects the fundamentally high location and asset quality of the underlying real estate portfolio,” which consisted of 12 prime commercial properties in America, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

The over-the-counter Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund International, which is aimed at institutional investors, will acquire the properties, the transfer value of which will be determined by valuation experts and independently confirmed, according to the bank. According to Swiss Fund Data, the fund recorded a performance decline of 13% last year.

The largest assets of the Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund Global were office buildings in Japan, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands, according to the fund’s website.

According to real estate broker CBRE, office and retail property values ​​have fallen this year.

Many UK unlisted real estate funds were put on hold in March as the pandemic made appraisers unsure whether properties were valued, although some have reopened since September when valuations cleared.

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