The latest issue of the "Bonds Quarterly Statistics" report looks at the performance ofSIX Swiss Exchange's Bonds segment in Q1 2014.
SIX Swiss Exchange today published the latest edition of its Bonds Quarterly Statistics report[PDF]. Volume in the CHF-bonds segment totaled CHF 41.1 billion in the 1st quarter of 2014, a sequential increase of 11% on the previous quarter. In contrast, volume declined by 11.7% compared with the first quarter of the prior year, despite a 5% increase in the total number of trades (136'102). A year-on-year comparison of the individual months shows that in terms of volume, the relatively weak months of January and February were followed by above-average volume in CHF bonds in March (CHF 15.1 billion, +12%). The international bonds segment continued to perform well, posting a 91.8% increase in volume to CHF 2.8 billion compared with the 4th quarter of 2013.
Financials remain in demand
The strongest sector in CHF bonds in terms of volume, financials, continued to grow, rising by CHF 3.1 billion to CHF 15.9 billion compared with the previous quarter (+24%). The gap between financials and the second strongest sector, governments, increased further because volume in the governments sector declined by 5.4% to CHF 11 billion. In addition, in the international bond segment a bond denominated in British pounds was listed for the first time on SIX Swiss Exchange.
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The report "Bonds Quarterly Statistics" is published quarterly and contains turnover figures as well as information about Swiss and international bonds traded. Previous editions are available in our archives. Furthermore, our website provides up-to-date information on new admissions and market indicators, interest structure rates as well as volume and turnover.