Key figures SIX Swiss Exchange and SIX Structured Products Exchange: May 2016

Zurich - 1 June 2016

  • Trading turnover of CHF 568.9 billion (-10.4% versus the same period in 2015)
  • Average trading turnover per day of CHF 5.5 billion
  • UniCredit a new ETF issuer on SIX Swiss Exchange

A total of 21,045,833 transactions have been conducted on SIX Swiss Exchange and SIX Structured Products Exchange since the start of 2016. This marks a year-on-year decrease of 4.8%. There have been 20,165,056 trades in the Equities including Funds + ETPs segment, equating to a decline of 3.9%. There have been 168,730 (-24.8%) trades in the Bonds CHF segment.

Since the start of 2016, trading turnover across all securities has fallen by 10.4% in total to CHF 568.9 billion. Turnover has therefore averaged CHF 5.5 billion per trading day. With the exception of the Bonds non-CHF segment, turnover is down year-on-year across all segments. At -4.4%, the decline has been least pronounced in the Equities including Funds + ETPs segment. Turnover in Bonds CHF has fallen by 35.4% to CHF 59.5 billion, while it has decreased by 35.9% to CHF 7.4 billion in structured products and warrants.

A total of 3,384,126 trades (-8.8%) were conducted in May 2016, generating turnover of CHF 91.0 billion (-28.4%). The performance of the Equities including Funds + ETPs segment was as follows: there were 3,235,882 trades, a decrease of 8.8% on the previous month, with turnover down by 33.9% to CHF 70.3 billion. Trading turnover in ETFs fell by 2.3% to CHF 6.5 billion, with the number of trades declining by 9.9% to 68,261. Turnover in structured products and warrants was down by 12.6% to CHF 1.2 billion. In addition, there were 9.9% fewer trades (47,136). Bond CHF trades were down by 4.1% to 31,519, though turnover increased by 7.8% to CHF 11.6 billion.

SIX Swiss Exchange welcomed UniCredit as a new issuer on the Swiss ETF market in May. This new arrival increases the number of ETF providers on SIX Swiss Exchange to 22 and the product range on offer to a new record high of 1,240. In addition, 23 new Bond CHF issues (+0.0%) and 2,574 new structured products and warrants (-19.5%) were admitted to trading in May. In all, this means that 112 new Bonds CHF (-15.2%) and 15,717 new structured products and warrants (-21.1%) have been listed since the start of the year. 

The performance of the most important equity indices was as follows in May 2016: the blue chip SMI® index stood at 8,216.4 points at the end of May (+3.2% month-on-month, -6.8% versus end-2015). The SLI Swiss Leader Index® stood at 1,247.6 points (+1.6%/-6.3%) and the broader-based SPI® at 8,887.4 points (+3.7%/-2.3%). The SBI® AAA-BBB Total Return index was up versus April (+0.3%/+2.4% compared with end-2015) at 137.6 points.

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