In the 4th quarter 2021, trading turnover in ETFs on the Swiss stock exchange reached CHF 20,691 million (15,957 million vs. Q3); sustainable ETFs are still on the upswing. This is shown in the latest edition of the ETF Market Report.

US equities had an excellent year, despite the ongoing pandemic, the record inflation and impending interest rate hikes. This had an impact on the Swiss stock market: it achieved the best quarterly performance in Europe and advanced to the upper middle tier when compared internationally. In addition, the global equity index rose by 8.11% in the fourth quarter, with most country sub-indices recording consequently a positive market development.

The positive development of the stock market condition also had a favorable impact on the ETF market. The number of trades at the end of Q4 was 29.73% higher compared to the previous 9 months and 3.62% higher than last year’s level. The reason for this is the increased size of tickets less than CHF 10,000.

New ETFs: More Choice for Investors
Between October and December 42 new ETFs were listed on the Swiss stock exchange – the focus remained on sustainability. As of the end of December, 1,561 ETFs were available to investors on SIX Swiss Exchange.

Total turnover in the fourth quarter was 29.67% higher than in the previous quarter and 17.96% lower than the previous year’s value. All asset classes with the exception of bonds increased their turnover in the final quarter of the year. ETFs were still dominated by the asset class of equities (78.08% share of total turnover), followed by commodities (13.76% share of total turnover ) and thirdly bonds (7.75% share of total turnover).

In addition to detailed statistics about the ETF segment on SIX Swiss Exchange, the current Market Report also contains an interview with Roman Würsch, Head Trading Product Development, Vontobel. He explains how and why ETF QoD can offer their clients better execution and at the same time meet Vontobel’s high quality requirements.

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