Swiss Life Asset Managers acquires Fontavis AG - The founding members of Fontavis are to remain with

By acquiring Fontavis AG, Swiss Life Asset Managers is reinforcing its position in the infrastructure market and giving institutional investors access to sustainable investment solutions in the energy and infrastructure sector. The founding members of Fontavis are to remain with the company over the long term. Fontavis will continue to operate as an established brand within Swiss Life Asset Managers. Its headquarter in Baar will be retained along with all jobs and functions.

Thomas Schmid, Christoph Gisler and Beat Huber, the founding members of Fontavis say: «The acquisition aligns perfectly with our qualitative growth strategy and confirms our track record thus far. It will increase the strength and reliability of Fontavis vis-à-vis its investors, employees and business and joint venture partners. We share the same corporate philosophy and Swiss values as our new owner Swiss Life Asset Managers. We now have a long-term and strong partner that will enable Fontavis to broaden its investment scope and improve its performance for our clients. We are convinced that this step is appealing to our clients and in their best interests as it gives them the long-term security that consistently assures solid asset management.»