The Swiss ETF market is still in a robust condition, as the latest edition of our ETF Market Report shows. With CHF 24.7 billion, trading turnover in the second quarter was almost on par with the previous year (CHF 25.4 bn), while the number of transactions showed a slight growth, from 253'605 to 257'707.
The list of the top 20 most-traded ETFs was still dominated by ETFs based on broadly diversified market indicators; in the second quarter, eleven of them boosted their turnover against the previous quarter. In the turnover ranking, UBS maintained its lead with 43.18%. BlackRock/iShares remained in second place with a market share of 23.66%.
Increase of Turnover in Closing Auction
In October 2018, SIX introduced a closing auction and the "At The Close" order for ETF trading. This brings all buyers and sellers together and gives investors access to greater liquidity. Danielle Reischuk, Senior ETFs & ETPs Sales Manager in the Securities & Exchanges business unit of SIX, comments: "Since the beginning of the year, the Swiss stock exchange has registered more activity in the closing auction, which is reflected in an increasing share of ETF trading turnover. On 2 July, SIX already saw a new record with a share of 7.5%."
With 1'500 ETFs, SIX Ranks Among Top 3 ETF Venues in Europe
During the second quarter 2019, the product issuers listed a total of 83 new ETFs on SIX, almost twice as many as during the first quarter (43). As a result, the choice for investors on the Swiss stock exchange has risen by 126 ETFs since the beginning of the year.
SIX celebrated an ETF record on 2 May 2019. Since it launched the segment in 2000, SIX has experienced remarkable growth in ETF listings. The Swiss stock exchange’s extensive product range, offered by a unique mix of large and smaller providers from both Switzerland and abroad, covers a wide spectrum of investment needs.
As of 30 June, investors enjoyed a choice 1'535 ETFs from 25 issuers. The latest information on market data, turnover and new listings can be found on our website.