Trades on the rise but volumes suffer in Switzerland

Structured products and warrants counted 279,710 individual trades last month, which constitutes a 39% rise on the previous year. The fall in volume, which left the figure at SFr5828m, has been attributed to an increase in trading of leveraged products, particularly warrants, which tend to represent smaller investments of around SFr1,000. This is in contrast to the typical value of structured products which are more likely to contain an average of around SFr25,000, according to Zurich-based

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