In the first quarter of 2017, the Swiss exchange registered a trading turnover in ETFs of CHF 33.1 billion. This
represents an increase of 8.1 percent compared to the previous quarter. This was revealed today in the new edition of
ETF Quarterly Statistics[pdf].
During the first quarter, a total of 279'623 transactions were carried out in the ETF segment
of SIX Swiss Exchange. On average, the transaction size amounted to CHF CHF 118'297,
which is slightly higher than in the previous year's quarter.
107'642 trades smaller than CHF 10'000 were registered in the
first quarter, which indicates a return of demand for ETFs among private investors. During the first three months of
2017, 16 new ETFs were listed on SIX Swiss Exchange.
Most traded products
The broad ETF ISHARES S&P 500 UCITS starts the year 2017 with a trading turnover of
CHF 1'373.7 million during the first quarter, keeping its number one spot of the most
traded product. Second place goes to the UBS ETF - MSCI EM SF USD A with a turnover of
CHF 1'192.9 million. In third place follows the iShares SMI with a turnover of
CHF 912.2 million.
1'218 listed ETFs
Per end of Q1, the ETF segment of SIX Swiss Exchange consisted of 1'218 products, including
12 active ETFs and 112 ETF avilable in additional trading currencies. The products are offered by 23 providers,
while 22 official market makers provide liquidity.
A new issuer and market maker
In January, SIX Swiss Exchange was happy to welcome First Trust as a new ETF issuer. First Trust claims to provide investors with alternatives to the existing range of products.
The new issuer started with two products listed on the AlphaDEX index family. These two ETFs allow investors to track
the performance Swiss and European equities via a fundamental stock selection methodology.
Furthermore, a new ETF market maker
joined the Swiss exchange in March. Liquid Capital Management LLP is a specialized fixed income ETF market maker.
The London-based company provides bid and ask prices for 24 fixed income ETFs of various issuers.
ETF Quarterly Statistics contains the most important facts and market data from SIX Swiss Exchange's ETF segment.
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