In the 3rd quarter 2021, trading turnover in ETFs on the Swiss stock exchange reached CHF 15,957 million (-17.9% vs. Q2); sustainable ETFs are still on the upswing. This is shown in the latest edition of the ETF Market Report [PDF].

Compared to the previous year, the number of trades in Q3 went up by 8.15% resulting in a total amount of 391,117 trades - already reaching 79.87% of 2020’s total in only nine months. The highest growth was again recorded by ticket sizes of less than CHF 10,000 - a trend which has been increasingly observed this year. By the end of September, they had already reached 93.69% of the previous year’s total at 809,536.

New ETFs: More Choice for Investors
In the third quarter, 32 new ETFs found its way to the Swiss stock exchange. Same as in the previous quarter, the main topic was sustainability, in the asset classes of equities and bonds. But there were also new additions such as ETFs in the areas of telemedicine, video games, eSports as well as digital assets. As of the end of September, 1,566 ETFs were available to investors on SIX Swiss Exchange.

With a 74.5% share of turnover in the third quarter, ETFs were still dominated by the asset class of equities, followed by commodities with a share of 14.7% and bonds with a share of 10.3%. In the third quarter, the list of the top 20 most-traded ETFs was headed by the ETF CRB from Lyxor based on the Thomson Reuters / Core Commodity CRB Total Return Index. Five ETFs from iShares and UBS based on the Swiss equity market made it into the top 20, namely CHSPI, SMICHA, SPICHA, SMMCHA and CHDVD.

In addition to detailed statistics about the ETF segment on SIX Swiss Exchange, the current Market Report also contains an interview with Morgane Delledonne, Director of Research at Global X ETFs. She explains amongst others, what issues currently shape developments in the ETF sector and what changes she sees for the future.

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