The number of exchange traded funds available on the SIX Swiss Exchange has now passed the 1000 mark following the listing of five new ETFs from UBS.
SIX Swiss Exchange launched its ETF segment in 2000 with two products on STOXX indices. Since then, the number of products has continued to grow from year to year, with 162 new ETFs added in 2014 alone.
ETFs, in addition to equities, have come to incorporate further asset classes, such as bonds, currencies and commodities. Innovative products from a growing number of issuers also cover regions, countries and sectors, as well as investment strategies, sectors and areas. Since 2014, SIX Swiss Exchange has also offered the trading of actively-managed ETFs.
For investors, trading with ETFs on SIX Swiss Exchange provides a large variety of investment opportunities. With ETFs, investors also benefit from the advantages of on-exchange trading, such as security, transparency, fairness, continuous trading and pricing by market makers.