2022 got off to a challenging start in economic terms, with a number of twists and turns in the past ten months. For asset management this primarily means one thing – to become even more agile and make full use of all our abilities to avoid being outmanoeuvred in the difficult economic and geopolitical environment. To this end, Swiss Life Asset Managers relies on its broad expertise and intensive dialogue between its in-house experts.
Even in the current challenging environment with rising inflation and higher interest rates, returns on real estate investments are proving to be surprisingly robust. So real estate is still definitely worth a second look.
This issue of "Exposé" also examines the growth of cities. Although many people have moved out of the urban centres, especially during and after the pandemic, Swiss cities remain attractive. With appealing public spaces and significant potential for densification, they continue to offer great growth opportunities.
As always, we take you on a short tour of selected commercial and residential properties. The journey ranges from a replacement new-build high-rise at the foot of Zurich's local mountain to an intergenerational project in Aargau and on to Oldenburg, Germany, with an attractive, energy-efficient residential development project close to the countryside.