Mayfair Capital rebrands as Swiss Life Asset Managers UK

Firm sees opportunities in UK infrastructure


Real estate investment manager Mayfair Capital has rebranded as Swiss Life Asset Managers UK.

It follows Swiss Life’s acquisition of the firm in November 2016.

The asset manager said it is beginning to see structural tailwinds in the UK real estate sector, especially in industrial, logistics, healthcare and self-storage.

Stefan Mächler, Swiss Life group CIO, said: “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.”

Swiss Life Asset Managers UK currently manages around £2 billion of assets. The firm’s chief executive Giles King said the rebrand would aid in attracting new investors to the UK infrastructure market.

He said: “Over the last six years, we have made several UK investments on behalf of Swiss Life Asset Managers’ pan-European strategies. We have provided asset management services to these funds, and we expect this part of our business to continue to grow over time.

“There are several Swiss Life Asset Managers’ pan-European funds that are actively looking to invest in the UK with compelling opportunities across a variety of sectors. We are confident this move will help us to grow and further our reputation for excellence in the management of real estate.”

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