Key figures SIX Swiss Exchange and Scoach Switzerland: October 2011

Zurich - 1 November 2011

A total of 3,260,529 transactions were conducted in October – a decline of 18.7% compared with the previous month. Some 34,137,915 transactions were conducted between January and October 2011. This corresponds to an increase of 16.1% year-on-year. The strongest growth was recorded in the ETFs segment (+51.5%), followed by the equities incl. funds, ETSFs and ETPs segment (+16.1%).

Trading volume in October came to a total of CHF 81.1 billion. This is 25.0% lower than in September. Trading volumes for January to October 2011 overall were 0.6% higher than in the same period of 2010. The sharpest increases were recorded in the ETFs (+51.3%) and structured products and warrants (+42.7%) segments, while trading volumes declined in the international bonds (-28.3%) and the equities, incl. funds, ETSFs and ETPs (-6.7%) segments.

January to October 2011 saw the listings of a total of 44,662 new structured products and warrants, as well as 332 CHF bonds. This corresponds to a rise of 34.7% and 0.3% respectively compared with the year-back period.

Happily, all of the major share indices posted gains in October 2011: The blue chip index SMI® closed at 5,731.3 points (+3.6% compared with the month previous, -11.0% compared with the end of 2010), the SLI Swiss Leader Index® PR at 875.9 points (+6.9% compared with the month previous, -13.9% compared with the end of 2010), and the broader-based SPI® at 5,211.9 points (+4.1% compared with the month previous, -10.0% compared with the end of 2010).

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