Swiss Life Asset Managers UK Formed

Posted on 05/17/2023

Mayfair Capital Investment Management Limited is the UK real estate investment arm of Swiss Life Asset Managers. It will now be known as Swiss Life Asset Managers UK.

The rebranding follows the acquisition of Mayfair Capital by Swiss Life Asset Managers in November 2016. Swiss Life Asset Managers has been in operation for over 165 years with expertise in risk management and real estate. Swiss Life Asset Managers is located across Europe, with offices in Switzerland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Nordics and the UK. Of assets under management of £279 billion, £99 billion are invested in real estate. Swiss Life Asset Managers has £2 billion under management on behalf of institutions, charities, and endowments.

Swiss Life Asset Managers sees scope for increasing capital commitments to UK real estate. The firm says macro headwinds have limited investments since its acquisition of Mayfair Capital, but it is open to UK industrial, logistics, living, healthcare, and self-storage opportunities.

Swiss Life Asset Managers Stefan Mächler, Group CIO Swiss Life, said: “Six years on from our acquisition of Mayfair Capital, the rebranding to Swiss Life Asset Managers UK is a natural step for the benefit of our clients and employees. Swiss Life Asset Managers has a successful history of being thorough and methodical in incorporating acquired businesses into the Swiss Life Asset Managers brand. Shifting to Swiss Life Asset Managers UK is an opportunity to unify the brand across the UK and Europe, and to champion real estate assets and our key thematic strategies across all business operations. Swiss Life Asset Managers offers the scale and qualities of an international investment manager with a focus on Europe, where we have deep coverage of real assets markets. This gives us strong investment execution capabilities, operational excellence and the ability to provide clients with long-term, sustainable performance.”

Giles King, CEO of Swiss Life Asset Managers UK, commented: “The rebranding of Mayfair Capital to Swiss Life Asset Managers UK marks an exciting step forward for our company. It will help accelerate our business growth by presenting a strong and coherent brand to our existing clients and attracting new institutional investors across real estate assets, generating more opportunities, and thereby strengthening our UK and Pan-European real estate platform.”


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