J. Safra Sarasin Investment Foundation (SAST) – Investment Group Sustainable Real Estate Switzerland
As property is a stable investment that holds its value well, it belongs in every pension fund portfolio. J. Safra Sarasin Investment Foundation (SAST) offers an investment group, "Sustainable Real Estate Switzerland" that combines the advantages of property with the attractive long-term performance prospects for sustainable investments.
Taking into account an appropriate distribution of risk "Sustainable Real Estate Switzerland" invests in property in Switzerland with about two thirds in residential housing. The investment group develops new buildings and buys existing ones. Old buildings can be modernised in order to improve their footprint.
An investment in the "Sustainable Real Estate Switzerland" investment group is a medium to long-term capital investment which is suitable for pension funds as a complement to existing portfolio holdings or as an alternative to direct investment in property. Asset swaps are possible.
Portfolio management is carried out by Vaudoise Investment Solutions AG, Berne. Vaudoise Investment Solutions AG is a subsidiary of Vaudoise Versicherungen Holding AG.
The investment group considers environmental and social sustainability. This is ensured by Bank J. Safra Sarasin's sustainability assessment of the individual properties. One of the objectives is to reduce the energy consumption of the portfolio. Sustainability aspects are also taken into account in property management and technical maintenance.