Valres Suisse Romande Fonds to be administrated and managed by J. Safra Sarasin Group

Geneva, 7th December 2018

Valres Fund Management SA, a real estate fund management company incorporated under Swiss law, announces today that the J. Safra Sarasin Group has formally expressed its interest to take over the administration and management of the Swiss real estate Fund Valres Suisse Romande Fonds. J. Safra Sarasin Group is willing to continue the development of the Fund based on the quality and value of the existing buildings.

Two options are currently discussed to perform this take over. Both options are subject to FINMA’s prior approval.

In compliance with the regulatory requirements and exclusively in the interests of the investors in the Fund, the current members of the management and board of directors of Valres Fund Management SA are in regular contact with FINMA. A press release will be issued once the change is confirmed.

Valres Fund Management SA has decided to issue this press release in order to ensure equal treatment for all investors in Valres Suisse Romande Fonds whose shares are listed on the SIX.

 

Valres Fund Management SA – About the management company

Valres Fund Management SA is a real estate fund management company incorporated under Swiss law and duly approved by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) since 2014. Supported by real estate and financial professionals, Valres Fund Management aims to develop and offer its investors a range of real estate funds, including VSRF (Valres Suisse Romande Fonds). Valres, short for “Valeurs Responsables” (Responsible Values), incorporates into its principles a responsible approach to real estate portfolio management, be it economically by searching for sustainable long-term returns, socially by integrating relationships with tenants, or environmentally by systematically searching to optimise the energy efficiency of real estate portfolios under management. This approach requires proactive management of assets. In addition, as an independent fund management company devoted solely to real estate assets, Valres Fund Management SA can act in the long term by mastering the entire value chain in the exclusive interest of its investors.

 

Contacts:

 

Mr Johny Rodrigues

CEO I Director

Johny.rodrigues@valres.ch

 

Mr Raffaele Rossetti                                                   Mr Philippe Beckers

Chairman                                           Vice-Chairman I Managing Director

raffaele.rossetti@studiolegale.ch            philippe.beckers@sparrtner.ch