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ETFs post record turnover in 2017, SIX reports

ETFs post record turnover in 2017, SIX reports

SIX Swiss Exchange has reported a record high in ETF trading turnover in 2017 as passive products broke previous levels for the second year in a row.

Overall, the trading turnover for ETFs hit CHF 116.4 billion over the 12 month period, 12.2% higher than the previous record set in 2016, when it reached CHF 103.8 billion.

The number of transactions rose by 6.0% to CHF 1.02 million.

With 144 new ETFs having become tradeable on SIX Swiss Exchange by the end of the year, there is a new record number of 1,278 tradeable ETFs.

Meanwbonds in foreign currencies had the biggest jump in turnover, taking CHF 26.3 billion it was up 28.7% compared with figures recorded in 2016.

Turnover in Swiss franc bonds fell by 2.7% to 129,187 million.

Equities including funds and ETPs continue to draw the most of all segments, with a turnover of CHF 1,058,044 million over the course of 2017, up 5.2% since 2016.

On the whole across all segments, trading turnover was up 5.2%, with trading running to a total of CHF 1,345.9 billion.

Over the 12 months, March saw the highest turnover totalling CHF 142.5 billion.

Of all stocks, NESTLE N had the highest trading turnover in 2017, with CHF 117.4 billion, while ROCHE GS generated the highest number of trades, 2,348,271.

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