Contribution in kind
Investments in real estate have gained in significance. This is because they have a high cash yield and they improve the risk/return ratio of portfolios. In Switzerland, direct ownership continues to be the primary form of property ownership for individuals, companies, and pension funds. However, in recent years there has been a trend toward indirect ownership. By securitizing real estate investments (also known as an asset swap), Credit Suisse's Real Estate Investment Management offers flexible solutions for converting direct holdings in real estate portfolios into securities or claims to tradable, indirect real estate investments. This makes real estate liquid and tradable on capital markets.