Key figures for SIX Swiss Exchange and SIX Structured Products Exchange: 2015

4 January 2016

  • Trading turnover up by 19.5% to over CHF 1,372.5 billion (average per day of CHF 5.5 billion) ï‚· Increases in turnover in all SIX Swiss Exchange segments
  • New records reached on 15 January 2015: new historical highs in stock exchange trading volume (CHF 27.7 billion) and the volume of transactions (949,988) on one trading day
  • For the first time in history: milestone of 1,000 ETFs tradeable on SIX Swiss Exchange reached
  • Anniversaries in 2015: 20 years of fully electronic stock exchange trading and ETFs on offer for 15 years 

There was a marked year-on-year increase in trading activity on SIX Swiss Exchange and SIX Structured Products Exchange. All in all, trading turnover grew by 19.5% to CHF 1,372.5 billion, while the number of trades rose by 32.7% to 51,543,273. This meant that an average exchange day saw 205,352 trades and turnover of some CHF 5.5 billion. On the peak trading day, 15 January, there were 949,988 trades with a trading volume of CHF 27.7 billion. This is a new historical high – such a high trading turnover and so many trades have never been recorded on SIX Swiss Exchange on one trading day before. The previous records stood at around 392,587 trades (9.8.2011) and a trading volume of CHF 27.4 billion (1.3.2007). All in all, trading turnover exceeded the prior-year figures in eleven out of twelve months in 2015. The number of trades exceeded the prior-year figure every month. 

The performance of the equity and bond indices changed only slightly overall. The SMI closed the year at 8,818.1 points, climbing to a 8-year high (9,526.8) on 5 August. The previous record of 9,531.5 points was reached on 1 June 2007. In all, 286 new bonds (-20.6%) and 42,729 new structured products (+8.7%) were listed. 

Christoph Landis, Division CEO SIX Swiss Exchange: "2015 was very successful for us. We recorded the highest trading turnover ever to be achieved on one trading day on 15 January. At the same time, we ensured that business was conducted in an orderly manner at all times and that all trades could be settled on time. We therefore successfully passed a stress test with our systems." Christoph Landis goes on: "But 2015 was also a year of anniversaries. 15 years ago the first ETFs were listed on SIX Swiss Exchange. The segment has been impressive ever since with its strong growth and recorded its second-best result this year. We also celebrated 20 years of fully electronic stock exchange trading. Both events reaffirm our determination to develop our offer and our systems further with a view to future requirements - as we serve the Swiss financial center and our customers at home and abroad." 

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