Key figures SIX Swiss Exchange and SIX Structured Products Exchange: February 2017

Zurich - 1 March 2017

  • Trading turnover of CHF 228.5 billion since the start of the year (-2.8% year-on-year)
  • Total trades in the year to date 8,178,660 (-16% year-on-year)
  • Average trading turnover per day of CHF 5.6 billion

In the first two months of 2017, SIX Swiss Exchange and SIX Structured Products Exchange trading platforms reported trading turnover totaling CHF 228.5 billion, a moderate 2.8% decline year-on-year. Trading turnover was generated by a smaller number of transactions than in the previous year. The number of trades fell 16% to 8,178,660. The average daily trading turnover was CHF 5.6 billion. In February 2017, the highest number of trades was recorded on Wednesday 1 February, when market participants traded securities with a total value of CHF 8.0 billion. Novartis N was the best seller in February.

The ETF segment has improved significantly. Trading turnover in the ETF segment has risen to CHF 20.2 billion for the year to date, an increase of 16.1% year-on-year. The number of trades rose slightly, up 0.5% to 178,298. In the equities including funds + ETPs segment, trading turnover declined 4.7% to CHF 178.5 billion, with the number of trades down 16.1% at 7,835,130. CHF bonds generated trading turnover totaling CHF 23.0 billion, a drop of 4.5%, with the number of trades falling 12.1% to 60,720. Turnover for structured products and warrants was down 23.9% at CHF 2.5 billion, while the number of trades declined 32.3% to 100,633.

In February, 29 new CHF bond issues (+123.1%) and 2,742 new structured products and warrants (-6.9%) were admitted to trading. In the year to date, issuers have launched a total of 42 new CHF bonds (+13.5%) and 5,688 new structured products and warrants (-22.7%) on SIX Swiss Exchange and SIX Structured Products Exchange.

Performance of the leading equity indices in February 2017: the blue chip SMI® index closed at 8,545.8 points at the end of February (+3.1% month-on-month; +4.0% against end-2016). The SLI Swiss Leader Index® ended the month at 1,354.0 points (+2.4%; +4.3%), with the broader-based SPI® coming in at 9,367.1 points (+3.4%; +4.5%). The SBI® AAA-BBB Total Return index advanced 1.1% month-on-month to 137.5 points (+0.9% against end-2016).

SIX Swiss Exchange is one of the leading exchanges in Europe. It connects companies from around the world with international investors and trading participants. It creates particularly market-oriented framework conditions for listing and trading in its highly liquid segments. SIX Swiss Exchange multiplies the locational advantages of the Swiss financial marketplace with first-rate services and is an ideal listing location. It distributes its own range of indices, including Switzerland’s most important blue-chip index SMI®. With the world’s most advanced trading technology Xstream INET it offers excellent trading conditions.

SIX Structured Products Exchange runs the structured products exchange in Switzerland and is a wholly owned subsidiary of SIX Swiss Exchange. It is characterized by a high level of investor protection, active market control and binding prices. It trades only in products that have completed the regulated SIX Swiss Exchange listing procedure and meet clearly defined requirements with regard to investor safety. As one of Europe's leading exchanges, SIX Structured Products offers a sound platform for trading structured products thanks to maximum transparency, efficiency and dependability. The regulated market ensures equal treatment of issuers and investors.

SIX operates the infrastructure underpinning the Swiss financial sector and offers a comprehensive range of services around the world in the fields of securities trading and settlement, financial information and payment transactions. The company is owned by its users (approximately 140 banks of various orientation and size). Its workforce of over 4,000 employees and presence in 25 countries throughout the world generated operating income of CHF 1.8 billion and a
Group net profit of CHF 713.7 million in 2015.

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