In the 2nd quarter 2021, trading turnover in ETFs on the Swiss stock exchange reached CHF 19,440 million (-17.1% vs. Q1); since the beginning of the year, turnover has reached CHF 42,611 mn which is 36% less than in the extraordinarily volatile first half of 2020. This is shown in the latest edition of the ETF Market Report [PDF].

Compared to the previous year, the number of trades in Q2 was up 4.8% at 416,465; since the start of 2021, 941,432 ETF transactions have already been executed, 3.6% more than in the first six months of the previous year. The highest growth was recorded by ticket sizes of less than CHF 10,000, which already reached 65.2% of the level for the entire previous year.

New ETFs: More Choice for Investors
In the second quarter, 45 new ETFs were listed (compared to 32 in Q1). The focus here was still on the topic of sustainability in the asset classes of equities and bonds. As of the end of June, 1,535 ETFs were available to investors on SIX Swiss Exchange.

With a 76.3% share of turnover in the second quarter, ETFs were still dominated by the asset class of equities, followed by commodities with a share of 15.7% and bonds with a share of 7.6%. In the second quarter, the list of the top 20 most-traded ETFs was once again headed by the ETF JPNA from UBS based on the MSCI Japan, while UBS was also on top of the turnover ranking by issuer in Q2/21.

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