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11.10.2017 Investors

September 2017: surpassing the previous month

The statistical monthly report contains the latest trade and turnover figures for SIX Swiss Exchange.

Trading activity on SIX Swiss Exchange continues to grow significantly. Turnover on the trading platforms in the year to date is up 7.1% year-on-year to CHF 1'021.7 billion. This increase has also been reflected in the number of trades, which have risen by 7.7% versus the corresponding period last year to a total of 38'319'606. The year to date figures for the preceding months were also up on last year, so this trend was maintained in September.

Trading turnover is also growing from month to month. Turnover across the trading platforms on SIX Swiss Exchange was up by 8.4% month-on-month to CHF 102.4 billion, despite the previous month having one additional day's trading. This amount was spread across a smaller number of transactions, which were down by 4.5% month-on-month to 4'010'476. With trading turnover of CHF 10.3 billion and 234'654 trades, 15 September saw the busiest day's trading of the month.

In the largest segment, Equities including Funds + ETPs, trading turnover was up 9.3% on the month to CHF 81.2 billion. However, it was spread across a lower number of trades, which fell by 4.5% to 3'863'210. Turnover and the number of trades both rose in the CHF Bonds segment. Turnover increased by 3.9% to CHF 10.2 billion, while the number of transactions climbed by 12.8% to 28'315. At CHF 8.1 billion, there was a marked (15.4%) increase in turnover in ETFs. At 72'858, the number of trades was down slightly (0.2%) on the previous month. As far as Structured Products and warrants are concerned, turnover was down by 20.2% to CHF 1.1 billion, while the number of trades declined by 17.5% to 44'625.

SMI® is now EU-compliant

With effect from 18 September 2017 an important adjustment has been made to the index rules governing the SMI. The maximum weight of each constituent in the SMI is now limited to 18%, bringing the benchmark index into line with the UCITS Directives.

For SIX Swiss Exchange at Midpoint, the non-displayed pool for Swiss equities, September was the second strongest month since launch, exceeding CHF 19.5 million average daily turnover, after a record turnover in July 2017.

More detailed figures are available in the statistical monthly report[pdf]. Our website provides daily figures for volume and turnover.

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