SIX Swiss Exchange and Scoach together generated sales of CHF 79.4 billion in June 2012. This represents an increase of 5.1% compared with May. The following segments in particular achieved higher turnover: equities incl. funds, ETSFs and ETPs (+1.0%), bonds CHF (+22.5%), and structured products and warrants (+12.1%). By contrast, the number of transactions concluded fell by 7.9% to 2,713,887. This was mainly attributable to equities incl. funds, ETSFs and ETPs. In this segment, 8.7% fewer transactions were registered. On the other hand, a greater number of trades were recorded in the bonds CHF (+14.4%), ETFs (+2.1%) and structured products and warrants (+1.3%) segments.
A total of 31 new bonds CHF issues (+10.7%) and 3,719 new structured products and warrants (-14.6%) were admitted to trading in June. In all, 184 new bonds CHF (-17.9%) and 24,750 new structured products and warrants (-3.3%) were issued in the first half of the year.
In the first half of 2012, a total of 16,751,385 transactions were conducted on SIX Swiss Exchange and Scoach Switzerland. This is 9.8% down on the same period of the previous year. The only segment to register an increase was bonds CHF, with 277,982 trades (+10.2%). The equities incl. funds, ETSFs and ETPs segment recorded a fall of 9.1% (15,569,307 trades). The ETFs segment declined by 12.5% and structured products and warrants by 30.9%. Overall, trading turnover for all securities decreased by 20.9% in the first half of 2012, to CHF 480.3 billion. This was primarily attributable to falling turnover in equities incl. funds, ETSFs and ETPs (-26.9%), ETFs (-15.6%) and structured products and warrants (-43.9%). However, the bonds CHF segment presented a different picture, with trading turnover up 15.4% to CHF 98.0 billion.
The leading equity indices trended higher in June 2012. The blue chip SMI® index closed the month at 6,066.9 points (+3.7% compared with May, +2.2% compared with the end of 2011), the SLI Swiss Leader Index® PR came in at 902.4 points (+3.0% compared with May, +2.9% compared with the end of 2011) and the broader-based SPI® stood at 5,633.3 points (+3.2% compared with May, +5.4% compared with the end of 2011).