In the past business year, the Helvetia Investment Foundation increased its assets under management by 23% to CHF 809 million. The increase in volume was particularly pronounced at the Romandie Real Estate investment group: 79% to CHF 175 million. Assets at the Swiss Real Estate investment group grew by CHF 72 million to CHF 479 million.
The Swiss Shares Smart Beta Dynamic 100 strategy is also proving increasingly popular. This is thanks to the innovative and dynamic investment strategy. The over- or under-weighting vis-à-vis the SPI Index on the basis of five factors has paid off in the form of a clear additional return compared with the Swiss equities market. Since its launch in August 2015, the strategy has generated an annualized performance of 15%, while the SPI chalked up just 5.9% in increased value per year over the same period.
Top places in an industry comparison
In addition to an inflow of new money amounting to CHF 92 million, the performance of the nine investment groups also contributed to the increase in volume. In the KGAST valuation, the Swiss Shares Smart Beta Dynamic 100 and Global Shares index-linked are ranked in first place in 2017. Romandie Real Estate and BVG-Mix Plus 30 placed second last year. The Helvetia Investment Foundation was also in first place with BVG-Mix Plus 30 in a three-year comparison.
«Demand remains very buoyant this year too», comments Dunja Schwander, Managing Director of the Helvetia Investment Foundation. «A large number of well-known Swiss pension funds are among our investors.» The number of institutional investors rose by 48% to 253 in 2017.
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