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08.03.2018 Investors

Successful start: "ETF-KnowHow"

The event series of SIX Swiss Exchange provides ETF newcomers as well as experienced investors helpful expert knowledge.

On 6 March 2018, the first edition of «ETF-KnowHow», formerly known as «ETF Basiswissen», took place. Whether as an entry point for ETF newcomers or as an increase of knowledge for more experienced investors: the free event series (only in German) provides investors with the necessary tools to invest successfully in ETFs.

The focus was on topics as: passive investments for a better pension plan, what do I have to consider when trading ETFs as well as thematic investments with ETFs. The participants learned, in easy and simple explanations, about the advantages and the use of exchange-traded investment funds. More than 60 private investors participated the event in the SIX ConventionPoint. They were welcomed by Danielle Reischuk, Senior ETFs & ETPs Sales Manager, SIX Swiss Exchange. She provided practical advices for efficient product searches on the stock exchange.

Experts from the areas of retirement planning, asset management and product development presented the necessary tools to successfully invest in exchange-traded investment funds. Daniel Peter, founder VIAC, Frank Mohr, Head of ETF Sales-Trading, Commerzbank, and Simon Stalder, Head of ETF and Index Investments EAM & Family Offices Switzerland, iShares, explained what needs to be considered when making an investment.



«ETF/ETP Roundtable»: focus on turbulent markets

The «ETF/ETP Roundtable» which addresses professional investors, took place after the event for private investors. 50 participants from the financial and insurance industry, as well as representatives of pension funds and institutional investors, attended the panel discussion: «how to invest in ETFs in times of turbulent markets». Amanda Kayne, News Anchor, CNN Money Switzerland, moderated the panel discussion with her expert knowledge. Guillermo Felices, Head of Research and Strategy for Multi-Asset, Quantitative and Solutions, BNP Paribas Asset Management, Nicolas Fragneau, Head of ETF Product Specialists, Amundi, and Paul Jackson, Head of Research Invesco, PowerShares, talked about current market results and their expectations for the future with Amanda Kayne.



The flourishing global economy, central banks which increase interest rates, inflation, harsh corrections in January and February and the fear of a trade war between the US and China were just some of the topics. The participants tried to rank the markets. Are the markets ready for a recovery or are we still in a bubble? Do we have to get used to a rough climate at the stock market? The members of the podium also discussed opportunities and risks which are currently facing the markets.

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