By Adria Calatayud
Credit Suisse said it has abandoned its plan to launch an initial public offering for its Credit Suisse 1a Immo PK real-estate fund due to low trading volumes for listed Swiss real-estate funds.
The Swiss bank–now part of UBS Group–said Thursday that Credit Suisse Funds decided not to carry out the IPO, which had been planned for the fourth quarter of 2023, and that this will allow the newly formed real-estate unit within UBS Asset Management to coordinate its offer of real-estate investment services.
A fall in trading volumes on the market for listed Swiss real-estate funds would likely have meant higher volatility in the event of a listing, Credit Suisse said.
The bank last year postponed the IPO of the fund, citing market conditions and the high volatility.
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