News

The Credit Suisse investment foundations are unique in that they always send notice letters or letters to safekeeping account holders to directly notify their investors of important developments and changes in the investment groups. You can find the most important information from the recent past under News.

January 5, 2018

CSA Insurance Linked Strategies / CSA Insurance Linked Strategies Fixed – Winter storm Burglind / Eleanor in Europe (PDF EN)

December 21, 2017
Schliessung der CSA Hypotheken Schweiz für tägliche Zeichnungen

Die Anlagegruppe CSA Hypotheken Schweiz konnte seit ihrer Öffnung am 27. November 2017 beachtliche Zeichnungsvolumen verbuchen. Diese hohe Nachfrage übertrifft die vorhandenen Investitionsmöglichkeiten, weshalb sich die Geschäftsführung dazu entschlossen hat, die Anlagegruppe für Zeichnung per 21. Dezember 2017 bis auf weiteres wieder zu schliessen. Diese Massnahme dient unter anderem auch dem Schutz der Anleger vor einer möglichen Verwässerung der Rendite.

December 13, 2017

CSA Insurance Linked Strategies / CSA Insurance Linked Strategies Fixed – Wildfires in California, December (PDF EN)

December 11, 2017

CSA/CSA 2 year-end calendar 2017/2018 (PDF DE)

November 24, 2017
CSA Mortgages Switzerland opens for daily subscriptions

Investment opportunities for our investment group have steadily improved in recent months. At the same time, the market for mortgage investment groups/funds has broadened, causing demand to be better distributed across various product providers. For this reason, the CSA Mortgages Switzerland investment group will be open for subscriptions as of November 27, 2017. However, CSA reserves the right to close the investment group to subscriptions again for a short period if the subscription volume exceeds investment opportunities. Existing clients of CSA Mortgages Switzerland are eligible to subscribe, as are new investors that are qualified to join the Credit Suisse Investment Foundation, i.e. tax-exempt pension funds domiciled in Switzerland. The issuing premium in favor of the investment group's assets remains unchanged at 0.25%.

CSA/CSA 2 Investor Meetings Held on November 9, 2017

The investor meetings approved the agenda items regarding the amendment to the Articles of Incorporation and the amendment to the Regulations.
Following the amendment to the Articles of Incorporation, the function of founder can now be transferred to Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. The amendment to the Regulations will enable mandate agreements to be concluded with a Credit Suisse Group company in the future. The amendments enter into force on November 9, 2017.

  • Investment Outlook and Strategy by Dr. Nannette Hechler-Fayd'herbe (PDF DE)
  • Presentation by Yvonne Suter on "Institutional Investors and Sustainable Investments – An Overview" (PDF DE)

November 13, 2017

CSA Insurance Linked Strategies / CSA Insurance Linked Strategies Fixed – Wildfires in California (PDF EN)

November 6, 2017

CSA Insurance Linked Strategies / CSA Insurance Linked Strategies Fixed – Investor letter by portfolio manager (PDF EN)

November 1, 2017
Adjustment of Benchmark and the Investment Guidelines for CSA/CSA 2 Mixed Assets

The investment strategy of the CSA/CSA 2 Mixta-BVG mixed fund is checked regularly for optimization possibilities. This ensures that the mixed assets continue to produce an attractive yield and the portfolio composition remains ideal from a risk/return perspective. The letter to safekeeping account holders with information on the most important changes in the investment strategy, an overview of the composition of the benchmark with the bandwidths, and the new investment guidelines valid from January 1, 2018, can be found below:

CSA

CSA 2

October 31, 2017

CSA Insurance Linked Strategies / CSA Insurance Linked Strategies Fixed – European Storm Herwart (PDF EN)

October 30, 2017

CSA Insurance Linked Strategies / CSA Insurance Linked Strategies Fixed – Typhoon Lan (PDF EN)

October 19, 2017
Letter to safekeeping account holders:

Amendment of prospectus of investment groups CSA Real Estate Switzerland,
CSA Real Estate Switzerland Commercial and CSA Real Estate Switzerland Residential
(PDF DE)

October 10, 2017

CSA Insurance Linked Strategies / CSA Insurance Linked Strategies Fixed – European Windstorm Xavier – Hurricane Nate (PDF)

September 29, 2017

CSA Insurance Linked Strategies / CSA Insurance Linked Strategies Fixed – Investor letter by portfolio manager with event recap as well as an outlook (PDF)
 

September 25, 2017
Relief from Japanese Withholding Tax for CSA and CSA 2

From September 22, 2017, the Credit Suisse Investment Foundation (CSA) and Credit Suisse Investment Foundation 2nd Pillar (CSA 2) will receive full relief from Japanese withholding tax in the amount of 15.315%. The new regulation benefits both the CSA Nippon Index and the CSA 2 World Index investment groups from this date. As the CSA Nippon Index investment group invests 100% in Japanese equities, the Board of Trustees has decided to switch the benchmark from MSCI Japan (NR) to MSCI Japan (TR) from October 1, 2017, to ensure fair performance measurement.

September 20, 2017

CSA Insurance Linked Strategies / CSA Insurance Linked Strategies Fixed – Hurricane Maria (PDF)

September 20, 2017

CSA Insurance Linked Strategies / CSA Insurance Linked Strategies Fixed – Second Earthquake in Mexico (PDF)

September 12, 2017
CSA Insurance Linked Strategies / CSA Insurance Linked Strategies Fixed – Update on Hurricane Irma (PDF)

September 11, 2017
CSA Insurance Linked Strategies / CSA Insurance Linked Strategies Fixed – Hurricane Irma (PDF)

September 11, 2017
CSA Insurance Linked Strategies / CSA Insurance Linked Strategies Fixed – Second Update on Hurricane Harvey (PDF)

September 11, 2017
CSA Insurance Linked Strategies / CSA Insurance Linked Strategies Fixed – Earthquake in Mexico (PDF)

September 4, 2017
CSA Insurance Linked Strategies / CSA Insurance Linked Strategies Fixed – Update on Hurricane Harvey (PDF)

August 29, 2017
CSA Insurance Linked Strategies / CSA Insurance Linked Strategies Fixed – Hurricane Harvey (PDF)

August 23, 2017
CSA Insurance Linked Strategies – Typhoon Hato (PDF)

May 29, 2017
Letter to safekeeping account holders:

Updated prospectus and investment guidelines for CSA Energy Infrastructure Switzerland investment group (
PDF DE)

May 29, 2017
Resumption of securities lending in the CSA/CSA 2 investment groups:

Once again, the securities lending program has been approved against the corresponding collateral with Credit Suisse as the principal as of May 29, 2017. If the conditions in the financial markets or the status of the principal become worse, securities lending will be discontinued once more.

May 17, 2017
Letter to safekeeping account holders:

CSA Mortgages Switzerland investment group launched (PDF DE)

April 7, 2017
Letter to safekeeping account holders:

New subscription period for CSA 2 Multi-Manager Real Estate Global investment group (PDF DE)

April 6, 2017
Spread adjustment for CSA Mixta-BVG Index 25/35/45:

Spread adjustment for CSA BVG 25-45 Dynamic I:
Old issue spread: 0.11%; new issue spread: 0.09% (PDF DE)

March 30, 2017
CSA Insurance Linked Strategies – Tropical Cyclone Debbie
(PDF)

February 22, 2017
Letter to safekeeping account holders:

Updated investment guidelines for CSA 2 Mixta-BVG 25 Plus (PDF DE)

January 20, 2017
Letter to safekeeping account holders:

Updated prospectus and investment guidelines for CSA Energy Infrastructure Switzerland investment group (PDF DE)

January 19, 2017
Letter to safekeeping account holders:

New subscription period for the CSA 2 Multi-Manager Real Estate Global investment group (PDF DE)