There were more losers than winners on the financial markets in the fourth quarter. Despite the generally difficult circumstances on the financial markets, the Swiss ETF market continued to develop dynamically, as the latest ETF Market Report shows. For example, the number of new entries rose to 58 in the fourth quarter after 37 new products in the previous quarter.
Trading turnover increased by 42% quarter on quarter to CHF 25.5 billion. All asset categories saw an increase in turnover. The strongest growth was posted by the commodities asset class at 46.56%, followed by the equities asset class at 43.75%. Higher turnover also resulted in a larger number of trades.
Significantly more transactions
A total of 264'772 ETF tickets were generated in the fourth quarter, representing an increase of 39'839 compared to the third quarter. Compared to the previous quarter, ETF trades climbed 17.71% to their highest level since the ETF segment was launched 18 years ago.
Full year 2018
ETF turnover in 2018 reached a total of CHF 100.5 bn and therefore surpassed the 100-billion-threshold for the third time in a row. With 1'450 listed products (+275 in 2018) as of 31 December 2018, a new all-time high was recorded – as well as for the number of issuers which rose to 25. Daily liquidity in ETF trading continues to be provided by 18 market makers.
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