SIX Swiss Exchange Welcomes First Trust as New ETF Issuer, Expanding Its Offering to 1,710 ETFs

SIX Swiss Exchange Welcomes First Trust as New ETF Issuer, Expanding Its Offering to 1,710 ETFs

(IN BRIEF) SIX Swiss Exchange has welcomed First Trust as a new issuer of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), becoming the 28th ETF issuer on the exchange. First Trust’s introduction adds two new ETF products to the exchange, bringing the total number of ETFs available on SIX Swiss Exchange to 1,710. These new offerings provide investors with opportunities to diversify their portfolios with U.S. and global assets, focusing on dividend-paying stocks and cybersecurity. Despite challenging geopolitical and interest rate conditions, trading turnover in ETFs on SIX Swiss Exchange has remained resilient, with a positive trend seen in the third quarter of the year.

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 24-Oct-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — First Trust’s two new products raise the total number of ETFs traded at SIX Swiss Exchange to 1,710. Société Générale takes over market making for continuous liquidity provision.

“We warmly welcome First Trust Global Funds plc as new ETF issuer. As Europe’s third largest exchange, SIX Swiss Exchange offers a comprehensive selection of over 1,700 ETFs with a broad range of themes. In this way, we create a transparent basis for institutional and private investors to make well-founded investment decisions, whether for retirement savings or autonomy in financial matters”, says Christian Reuss, Head SIX Swiss Exchange.

The two ETFs newly tradable as of today provide investors with additional opportunities to diversify their portfolio with US and even global underlyings while focusing on dividend-paying stocks or cybersecurity, respectively. With these two new listings nearly a quarter of the 1,710 ETFs listed at SIX Swiss Exchange provide access to the US as investment region.

Trading turnover in ETFs on book at SIX Swiss Exchange accounted for CHF 21.97 bn. in the first nine months of the current year, which is 8.6% lower compared to last year due to the challenging geopolitical and interest rates environment. Nevertheless, positive turnover is trending in the third quarter by scoring CHF 14.55 bn which was up 8.96% compared with the previous quarter.

First Trust is a privately owned U.S. based financial services firm established in 1991. It distributes a range of First Trust U.S. registered ETFs and Irish domiciled UCITS funds.

Product Name Trading Currency ISIN Market Maker
First Trust US Equity Income UCITS ETF – Class B CHF IE00BD6GCF16 Société Générale
First Trust Nasdaq Cybersecurity UCITS ETF – Class A CHF IE00BF16M727 Société Générale

About SIX
SIX operates and develops infrastructure services for the Swiss and Spanish Stock Exchanges, for Post-Trade Services, Banking Services and Financial Information with the aim of raising efficiency, quality and innovative capacity across the entire value chain of the Swiss and Spanish financial centers. The company is owned by its users (120 banks). With a workforce of 4,044 employees and a presence in 20 countries, it generated operating income of CHF 1.5 billion and Group net profit of CHF 185.0 million in 2022.

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