SIX Swiss Exchange: Key Figures for May 2017

Zurich - 1 June 2017

  • • Marked rise in trading activity across all segments: trading turnover up by 33.9% overall and 29.9% more deals month-on-month
  • • Over the first five months of 2017, trading turnover was 5.8% higher year-on-year at CHF 601.9 billion
  • • Average trading turnover per day of CHF 5.8 billion in the year to date

May 2017 saw a total of 4,903,873 transactions on SIX Swiss Exchange, which generated trading turnover of CHF 132.1 billion. This represented a substantial rise of 33.9% on the previous month, while the number of trades was up by 29.9% versus April. All trading segments contributed to these results. However, April had three trading days fewer than May. In terms of the number of transactions, May was the strongest month in the year to date, and it saw the second-highest turnover this year after March. Nestle N was the security that generated the highest turnover in May, while CS Group N saw the most transactions. The most significant day of the month in terms of turnover was 2 May, on which trading totalled CHF 9.6 billion. 

Trading volumes have also risen in the year to date. At CHF 601.9 billion, trading turnover was 5.8% higher than in the corresponding period last year. At 21,540,389, the number of trades was also up, by 2.3% year-on-year. This means that turnover on SIX Swiss Exchange averaged CHF 5.8 billion per trading day over the first five months of 2017.

There was a considerable increase in volumes across all trading segments in May. With turnover of CHF 105.1 billion, the equities including funds + ETPs segment outstripped the previous month's volume by 32.5%. The number of trades was up by 29.9% to 4,715,497. Trading turnover in ETFs climbed by 37.3% to CHF 11.1 billion, while the number of trades was up by 29.6% to 98,880. As far as structured products and warrants are concerned, turnover soared by as much as 50.6% to CHF 1.7 billion. In addition, at 58,191 the number of trades was up by 39.4%. The number of CHF bond trades rose by 21.5% to 29,187, with turnover surging by 38.9% to CHF 11.2 billion.

24 new CHF bonds (+4.3%) and 3,289 new structured products and warrants (+68.1%) were admitted to trading in May. In all, this means that a total of 114 new CHF bonds (+2.7%) and 14,149 new structured products and warrants (-10.0%) have been listed in the year to date.

The most important equity indices all rose in May 2017: the blue chip SMI® index closed at 9,016.6 points at the end of May (+2.3% month-on-month; +9.7% versus end-2016). The SLI Swiss Leader Index® ended the month at 1,416.7 points (+0.5%/+9.2%), with the broader-based SPI® coming in at 10,248.9 points (+2.7%; +14.3%). The SBI® AAA-BBB Total Return was up versus April (+0.2%/ +0.5% versus end-2016) to 136.9 points.

SIX Swiss Exchange is one of the most important European stock exchanges It offers outstanding liquidity in trading of
Swiss securities and connects companies from around the world with international investors and trading participants.
As a self-regulated exchange, it is able to provide particularly market-friendly conditions for listing and trading in Swiss
and foreign equities, bonds, ETFs, ETPs, funds, and structured products. SIX Swiss Exchange multiples the locational
advantages of the Swiss financial center with first-class services and is an ideal listing location for companies of every
origin, size and sector. It operates its own range of indices, which includes the SMI®, Switzerland’s most important
equity index. 

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 130 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 221.1 million in 2016. 

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