The yearbook also offers an overview of the winners of last year’s Swiss Derivative Awards, which were presented virtually. For the "Oscar Night of the Derivatives Industry", which the Swiss Stock Exchange has supported as main sponsor since its foundation, usually more than 250 high-profile guests from Switzerland and abroad travel to Zurich. The awards recognize outstanding, innovative products and special achievements in the Swiss market for structured products.
Switzerland: Largest Derivatives Market in Europe
With a volume of CHF 204 billion assets under custody (SNB, 11.2020), the Swiss derivatives market is the largest in Europe. The Swiss Stock Exchange offers sophisticated, electronic structured products trading with a focus on transparency, efficiency and – with active market controls which ensure that all trades are in line with the market – the highest levels of investor protection.
Currently over 41,000 structured products from 21 Swiss and international issuers are listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange, and 2020 ended as a record year: trading turnover reached CHF 22,6 billion (+27.3%), with 898,304 trades (+67.8%) and 60,975 new product listings (+43.8%).
For CONNEXOR, the world-wide unique reference data platform, it also proved to be a year of records: 1,36 million (+28%) newly issued structured products and almost 17 million product updates with a total of 43 issuers (+5).
World Leader in Crypto Derivatives
The Swiss Stock Exchange is the world’s leading regulated marketplace for products with crypto-currencies as underlyings, with currently 107 products (75 structured products, 32 ETPs) from 7 issuers. Turnover passed the 1-billion mark and reached CHF 1,1 billion in 2020. In January 2021, trading turnover more than doubled compared to the previous month. This monthly turnover was the highest ever recorded and surpasses half the trading volume for 2020 – a record year in itself. Read our news on the trading key figures here.
Join Us at the SRP Conference 2021
Last year the Swiss Stock Exchange won the prestigious ‘Best Structured Products and Derivatives Exchange’ award at the SRP Awards 2020 cementing its reputation as a leading innovator in the industry. As a sponsor of the SRP Europe 2021 virtual conference (1-4 March 2021), we look forward to seeing you there. Register now for free and join André Buck for his keynote panel discussion ‘Moving past the pandemic: a vision for 2021’ on 1st March.