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News - New ETF issuer: First Trust



19.01.2017 Issuers

New ETF issuer: First Trust

SIX Swiss Exchange starts the year with an extension of its product offering and welcomes First Trust Global Funds plc, Ireland as a new ETF issuer.

First Trust joins the Swiss market as ETF issuer with two new ETFs for which Susquehanna is providing the liquidity. With this, SIX Swiss Exchange offers 1'215 ETFs for trading that have been listed by 23 issuers.

Danielle Mair, Senior ETFs & ETPs Sales Manager at SIX Swiss Exchange, comments: "We warmly welcome First Trust as a new ETF issuer to our exchange. Their two smart beta ETFs provide investors additional opportunities to diversify their portfolio with European and even Swiss underlyings."

"We are delighted to launch the First Trust Switzerland AlphaDEX® UCITS ETF," said Derek Fulton, CEO of FTGP. "With this launch, our first listing on SIX Swiss Exchange, we are bringing our proven AlphaDEX® merit-based stock selection methodology to one of Europe's largest economies."

Record turnover for ETFs

SIX Swiss Exchange was one of the first European stock exchanges to offer ETF trading in autumn 2000 with continuously growing demand for these products. In 2016, turnover in the ETF segment grew again and reached a new all-time high. With a plus of 7.7% in 2016 it reached CHF 103.8 billion. Detailed figures and statistics are published on our website.

First Trust was established in 1991 with a mission to offer investors a better way to invest. It distributes a range of First Trust U.S. registered ETFs and Irish domiciled UCITS funds. The First Trust AlphaDEX exchange-traded funds are designed to track the performance of a group of indices that employ the rules-based AlphaDEX fundamental stock selection methodology.

Pursuit is also a strategy

Are you looking for a simple way to participate in the performance of entire markets? With passive ETFs listed on SIX Swiss Exchange you are certainly on the right track. We were one of the first European exchanges to launch our ETF segment and have been providing liquid and transparent trading for over 15 years. Find out more.

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