5 Stock exchange and capital market

Equity market (2011 – 2021)

Persistently low interest rates since the global financial crisis have made equity investments more attractive for savers. Until the COVID-19 pandemic, the share prices of many sectors rose, while those of banks stagnated. Equity markets declined in the initial phase of the COVID-19 crisis, but had largely recovered by the beginning of 2021. Insurance shares were particularly hard hit by the plummeting prices at the beginning of the pandemic, but they have since recouped most of those losses.

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Securities turnover, in CHF bn

Securities trading is dominated by domestic shares.

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Collective capital investments (2021)

The most widespread in Switzerland are collective capital investments domiciled in Luxembourg (market share of over 50%) and from Ireland and Switzerland (market share of around 20% each). Two thirds of Swiss collective capital investments are in shares and bonds (see below).

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Last modification 20.04.2022

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