This report provides detailed figures regarding the performance of the ETF segment of SIX.
There were more losers than winners on the financial markets in the fourth quarter. Despite the generally difficult
circumstances on the financial markets, the Swiss ETF market continued to develop dynamically, as the latest
ETF Market Report[pdf]
shows. For example, the number of new entries rose to 58 in the fourth quarter after 37 new products in the previous quarter.
Trading turnover increased by 42% quarter on quarter to CHF 25.5 billion. All asset
categories saw an increase in turnover. The strongest growth was posted by the commodities asset class at
46.56%, followed by the equities asset class at 43.75%.
Higher turnover also resulted in a larger number of trades.
Significantly more transactions
A total of 264'772 ETF tickets were generated in the fourth quarter, representing an increase of
39'839 compared to the third quarter. Compared to the previous quarter, ETF trades climbed
17.71% to their highest level since the ETF segment was launched 18 years ago.
Full year 2018
ETF turnover in 2018 reached a total of CHF 100.5 bn and therefore surpassed the 100-billion-threshold for the third time
in a row. With 1'450 listed products (+275 in 2018) as of 31 December 2018, a new all-time high
was recorded as well as for the number of issuers which rose to 25. Daily liquidity in ETF trading continues to be
provided by 18 market makers.
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