In Switzerland, traditional investment funds are a success story that has continued in the past and current year. Since the beginning of April, investors have for the first time been able to choose from over 500 sponsored funds from nearly 90 product providers on the Swiss Stock Exchange, for which Bank Julius Bär operates active market making.

Danielle Reischuk, Senior ETFs & ETPs Sales Manager at the Swiss Stock Exchange, comments: “Being able to react quickly to market changes is a growing investor need, and Sponsored Funds offer exactly this flexibility. We are delighted that Bank Julius Bär, as a long-standing partner and co-founder of the segment on the Swiss Stock Exchange, is continuing this success story together with us.”

Estelle Pool, Funds Secondary Market Making, Bank Julius Bär & Co. AG, added: “We are convinced that interest in and acceptance of order execution for investment funds via the exchange will continue to grow and lead to increasing trading activity.”

In the first quarter of 2021, 3,500 trades in mutual funds were executed on the Swiss Stock Exchange - the second highest figure, after the first quarter of the previous year and an increase of 18% compared to the previous quarter. In 2020, a new record was set with 12,374 trades in sponsored funds, up 47% year-on-year.

Comprehensive Range of Information
On the Swiss Stock Exchange website, you will always find the current fund selection and information on the two sponsors in the segment, Bank Julius Bär and Helvetische Bank. We also offer comprehensive information on all the benefits of sponsored funds.

The Better Way to Trade Investment Funds
In the Sponsored Funds segment, fund investors enjoy all the advantages of regulated trading on the Swiss Stock Exchange. You can buy and sell investment funds as easily as shares at any time. This offers you new opportunities to put together your portfolio as you wish and to manage it efficiently.