In 2022, the market environment has so far been characterized by numerous uncertainty factors such as geopolitical tensions, inflation spikes, and interest rate hikes by central banks. How have the markets responded overall? Which product and asset classes have weathered these stress tests best? What are the current innovations and future investment trends? Answers to these questions and more are provided in the new ETP & Indexing Guide 2022/2023 (available in German).

Enabling Investors to Make Informed Investment Decisions

SIX Swiss Exchange has been co-editor of the Guide since 2013 and contributes to an interesting publication. In his welcome address, Christian Reuss, Head SIX Swiss Exchange, highlights the role of the exchange, which has ensured capital raising on the primary market and price discovery on the secondary market at all times, despite the recent challenges. With a focus on the ESG topic, he also shows how the Swiss stock exchange enables investors to make informed investment decisions.

Christian Reuss, Head SIX Swiss Exchange

Despite all challenges, SIX Swiss Exchange once again reliably fulfilled its core functions.

Christian Reuss, Head SIX Swiss Exchange

Great Choice on the Swiss Stock Exchange

In his interview, André Buck, Global Head Sales & Relationship Management and member of the Executive Board of SIX Swiss Exchange, looks back on the past months. Despite declining trading volumes, historic milestones have already been reached in 2022 and numerous new issuers with innovative products have been welcomed, significantly increasing the number of financial products available. As a result, the Swiss stock exchange offers investors even more diversity with over 50,000 structured products and more than 1,600 ETFs.

Christian Reuss, Head SIX Swiss Exchange

Our unique QOD solution combines the advantages of quote-based and RFQ trading.

André Buck, Head Global Sales & Relationship Management

QOD: Additional Liquidity-pool for ETF Trading

André Buck also talks about the benefits and development to date of “Quote-on-Demand” (QOD). This groundbreaking innovation of the Swiss Exchange combines classic quote-driven trading in the public order book with a request-for-quote service in an additional order book – including settlement via CCP, which minimizes counterparty risks.

In another interview, Gazmend Maliqi, Head of the Swiss Index Operations Team at SIX, talks about Switzerland's flagship benchmark, the SMI, as well as other indices, including those with an ESG focus.