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09.07.2024

Oepfelbaum IT Management joins the SSPA as a new partner member

The Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) welcomes Oepfelbaum IT Management as a new part-ner member. This brings the SSPA's network to a total of 49 members from the entire value chain, from issuers, trading platforms and the buy-side to brokers and partners.

18.06.2024

SSPA wins LGT as a new buy-side member

The SSPA welcomes LGT, the private bank owned by the Princely House of Liechtenstein, as a new buy-side member. This brings the SSPA's network to a total of 48 members from the entire value chain, from issuers, trading platforms and the buy-side to brokers and partners.

16.05.2024

Turnover in Q1 2024 at CHF 49 bn – reverse convertibles with CHF 12 bn new top-selling products

The industry achieved a turnover of CHF 49 bn in the first quarter of 2024. It was thus around 20% above the level of the previous quarter, when sales of CHF 41 bn were achieved.

18.04.2024

BBVA joins the Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA)

BBVA becomes a new member of the Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA). The entity joins a network of 47 members distributed across the entire value chain, from issuers to trading and buy-side platforms, through intermediaries and associations.

09.02.2024

Turnover in Q4 2023 with CHF 41 bn slightly above previous quarter’s level – annual turnover in 2023 at CHF 180 bn

The Swiss Structured Products industry’s turnover in 2023 was CHF 180 bn (previous year: CHF 221 bn). The industry achieved a turnover of CHF 41 bn in the fourth quarter of 2023, slightly above the level of the third quarter, when a turnover of CHF 40 bn was generated.

09.11.2023

FinIQ joins the SSPA as a new partner member

The Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) welcomes FinIQ Solution Limited as a new partner member. The SSPA network now numbers 48 members across the entire value chain, from issuers, trad-ing platforms and buy-side to brokers and partners.

08.11.2023

Turnover in Q3 2023 at CHF 40 bn below previous quarter’s level – reverse convertibles remain top-selling products with CHF 12 bn turnover

The industry achieved a turnover of CHF 40 bn in the third quarter of 2023. It was thus below the level of the second quarter, when sales of CHF 43 bn were achieved.

01.11.2023

Vizibility joins the SSPA as a new partner member

The Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) welcomes Vizibility Switzerland SA as a new partner member. The SSPA network now numbers 47 members across the entire value chain, from issuers, trading platforms and buy-side to brokers and partners.

02.10.2023

Elections of Georg von Wattenwyl as President and Markus Bader as Board Member

The Delegates of the Swiss Structured Products Association elected Georg von Wattenwyl (Vontobel) as the new President and Markus Bader (ZKB) as a new Board Member at the Delegate Meeting on 28 September 2023.

07.09.2023

Turnover in Q2 2023 at CHF 43 bn significantly below previous quarter’s level – reverse convertibles remain top-selling products with CHF 12 bn turnover

The industry achieved a turnover of CHF 43 bn in the second quarter of 2023. It was thus significantly below the level of the first quarter, when sales of CHF 56 bn were achieved.

05.07.2023

Beacon joins the SSPA as a new partner member

The Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) welcomes Beacon as a new partner member. The SSPA network now numbers 46 members across the entire value chain, from issuers, trading platforms and buy-side to brokers and partners.

22.06.2023

Marex joins SSPA as a new member and issuer

The Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) welcomes Marex as a new member and issuer. With the addition of another global player being present in Switzerland, the SSPA further strengthens its membership base.

13.06.2023

Handbook “Structured Products and Derivatives for Pension Funds” now available

The Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) publishes the handbook “Structured Products and Derivatives for Pension Funds”. The aim of the practical handbook is to improve the understanding of structured products among pension fund managers and to present the advantages and risks of struc-tured products in a transparent manner.

09.05.2023

Turnover in Q1 2023 at CHF 56 bn – reverse convertibles with CHF 13 bn new top-selling products

The industry achieved a turnover of CHF 56 bn in the first quarter of 2023. It was thus significantly above the level of the previous quarter, when sales of CHF 51 bn were achieved.

07.02.2023

Turnover in Q4 2022 with CHF 51 bn slightly below previous quarter’s level – annual turnover in 2022 at CHF 221 bn

The Swiss structured products industry’s turnover in 2022 was CHF 221 bn.

08.12.2022

vestr joins the SSPA as a new partner member

The Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) welcomes vestr as a new partner member. The SSPA network now numbers 44 members across the entire value chain, from issuers, trading platforms and buy-side to brokers and partners.

10.11.2022

Turnover in Q3 2022 with CHF 54 bn slightly below previous quarter’s level – reverse convertibles generated the highest turnover with CHF 12 bn

The industry achieved a turnover of CHF 54 bn in the third quarter of 2022. It was thus slightly below the level of the second quarter, when sales of CHF 57 bn were achieved.

12.10.2022

Mirabaud is a new Buy-Side member of the SSPA

The Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) welcomes Mirabaud as a new Buy-Side member.

25.08.2022

Turnover in Q2 2022 with CHF 57 bn at previous quarter’s level – discount certificates with CHF 11 bn new top-selling products

The industry achieved a turnover of CHF 57 bn in the second quarter of 2022. It was thus at the level of the first quarter, when sales of CHF 58 bn were achieved.

29.06.2022

Launch of the further optimised SSPA Swiss Structured Product Industry Report – sales in Q1 2022 at CHF 58 billion

The industry achieved a turnover of CHF 58 billion in the first quarter of 2022. In Q1 2022 capital protec-tion certificates with coupon generated the highest turnover (CHF 8 bn), followed by mini-futures (CHF 8 bn), and reverse convertibles (CHF 7 bn).

08.03.2022

Morgan Stanley joins SSPA as a new member

The Swiss Structured Products Association welcomes Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc as a new member and issuer.

10.02.2022

Increase of 5% in the fourth quarter compared to the previous year – annual sales in 2021 down to CHF 337 billion

Turnover for Swiss structured products of the major SSPA members declined slightly in 2021 compared to the record year 2020. At CHF 337 bn, total turnover is 8% or CHF 31 bn below the previous year’s fig-ure.

08.02.2022

Halo Investing is becoming an SSPA partner member

The Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) would like to welcome Halo Investing Europe AG as a new partner member.

27.01.2022

finanzen.net GmbH joins SSPA as a new partner member

The Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) welcomes finanzen.net GmbH as a new partner member.

02.12.2021

Turnover in third quarter of 2021 slightly lower than previous year’s level at CHF 80 billion

Turnover in Swiss structured products recorded by the largest SSPA members was CHF 80 billion in Q3 2021, 7% below the quarterly result for Q3 2020.

06.10.2021

Swissquote Bank is a new Buy-Side member of the SSPA

The Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) welcomes Swissquote Bank as a new Buy-Side member.

05.08.2021

At CHF 81 bn, turnover in Q2 2021 slightly down on the same quarter of the previous year – turnover amounted to CHF 175 bn in the first half of 2021, 14% below the record achieved in 2020

Turnover in Swiss structured products recorded by the largest SSPA members in Q2 2021 was CHF 81 bn, down CHF 6 bn – or 6% – year on year.

16.07.2021

Launch of the SSPA Lab in collaboration with the University of Zurich – playful simulation of structured products

The SSPA is pleased to announce the launch of the SSPA Lab, an online gaming format for structured products that has been developed in collaboration with the University of Zurich.

04.05.2021

Turnover in Q1 2021 CHF 94 billion – still high revenue, but lower than record turnover in Q1 2020

In the first quarter of 2021, the industry generated turnover of CHF 94 billion, down 20% year-on-year.

18.03.2021

Luma Financial Technologies joins SSPA as a partner

The Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) welcomes Luma Financial Technologies as partner member.

03.03.2021

Santander joins SSPA as a new member

The Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) welcomes Santander as a new member and issuer.

02.02.2021

Willi Bucher and Michael Vonmoos new Board members

The SSPA Board has appointed via co-optation Willi F. X. Bucher (Raiffeisen Switzerland) and Michael Vonmoos (Credit Suisse) new Board members as of 27th January 2021.

02.02.2021

Growth rate of 4% compared to 2019 – total turnover of CHF 368 bn in 2020

Turnover for Swiss structured products of the major SSPA members increased again in 2020, not least due to record turnover in March 2020.

29.10.2020

Third quarter 2020 with slight turnover decrease to CHF 86 bn

Turnover for Swiss structured products of the major SSPA members amounted to CHF 86 bn in Q3 2020, which is CHF 8 bn lower than in the prior-year quarter (CHF 94 bn).

06.10.2020

Lucht Probst Associates joins SSPA as partner

The Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) welcomes Lucht Probst Associates as a new partner member.

15.09.2020

Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) modernizes public presence and intensifies educational activities with new tools

The Swiss Structured Product Association (SSPA) is sharpening its public profile by using the associa-tion’s English name as its new brand and logo, while also giving itself a clearer positioning. The new profile also reflects the innovative power and diversity of the association, whose members cover the entire industry value chain. Since its foundation in 2006, the association has developed steadily and today has 40 members ranging from issuers, trading platforms and buy-side to brokers and partners.

29.07.2020

Second quarter 2020 with slight turnover increase to CHF 87 bn also due to market opportunities arising from the corona crisis

Total turnover of CHF 87 bn in Q2 2020 was CHF 4 bn higher than in the prior-year quarter (CHF 82 bn); growth rate compared to Q2 2019 was 5%.

27.01.2020

Value Creation Report of the Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA): Growth rate compared to 2018 at 6% – total turnover of CHF 352 bn in 2019

Turnover for Swiss structured products of the major SSPA members increased again in 2019.

17.01.2020

Thomas Wicki (UBS) elected as new Board Member

On 13 December 2019, the Board of the SSPA co-opted Thomas Wicki (UBS) as a new Board Member.

05.12.2019

OAK recognises SSPA’s cost-transparency concept for structured products

Swiss pension funds can now invest more easily in structured products 

07.11.2019

Third quarter 2019 turnover with CHF 94 bn clearly above previous year’s level

In the third quarter of 2019, turnover of Swiss structured products recorded by the largest SSPA members significantly exceeds the previous year's level.

28.10.2019

Markus Pfister takes over the presidency

The SSPA Executive Committee has elected Markus Pfister (Vontobel) as its new President with immediate effect.

24.10.2019

Evooq latest broker member to join SSPA

The Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) has welcomed Evooq to its ranks as a new broker member.

27.09.2019

Adrian Steinherr elected as Chairman and Markus Pfister as new member of the Committee

At yesterday’s meeting of delegates, the SSPA elected Adrian Steinherr as its new Chairman and Markus Pfister as a new Committee member.

03.09.2019

Adrian Steinherr proposed as President and Markus Pfister proposed as new member of the Committee

26.07.2019

Second quarter 2019 turnover with CHF 82 bn almost at previous year’s level

Turnover of Swiss structured products recorded by the largest SVSP members stays almost at previous year's level in the second quarter of 2019.

27.06.2019

AIS Financial Group and Valeur Group new broker members

The SSPA welcomes AIS Financial Group and Valeur Group, two new broker members, to its ranks.

25.06.2019

Irene Brunner new SSPA committee member

The Committee of the SSPA has elected Irene Brunner, BNP Paribas, to succeed Thomas Schmidlin on the SSPA Committee effective 1 July 2019.

20.05.2019

First quarter 2019 turnover with CHF 91 bn almost at previous year’s level

Turnover of Swiss structured products recorded by the largest SVSP members slightly de-clined in the first quarter of 2019.

14.05.2019

EFG Bank AG new buy-side member of SSPA

The Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) welcomes EFG Bank AG to its ranks as an active member and new buy-side representative.

19.03.2019

CAT Financial Products AG joins the SSPA

The Swiss Structured Products Association welcomes new member CAT Financial Products AG to its ranks.

24.01.2019

Growth rate compared to 2017 at 20% – total turnover of CHF 331 bn in 2018

Turnover of the major SSPA members continued to strongly increase in 2018 and total turnover is with CHF 331 bn 20% or CHF 56 bn above the previous year’s figure

22.01.2019

J.P. Morgan becomes a new member of the SSPA

The Swiss Structured Products Association welcomes J.P. Morgan as a new member and issuer

14.01.2019

Calebo Capital is new SSPA partner member

The Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) welcomes Calebo Capital to its ranks as a new partner.

08.01.2019

Stock exchange BX Swiss AG becomes a new member of the SSPA

The Swiss Structured Products Association welcomes BX Swiss AG as a new market member.

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Not much turnover in structured products and a double boost for Bitcoin.

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A complexity that is better understood by pension funds

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Allnews, 23.04.2024:

Swiss leadership: catch me if you can!

Switzerland remains the "go-to" option for international banks and issuers, according to Georg von Wattenwyl, Chairman of the Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA).

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How you can add pep to your portfolio with award-winning “structured products”

What structured products are, how you can use them and interesting examples from the winners of the 19th Swiss Derivative Awards.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 13.04.2024:

Award-winning derivatives

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allnews, 27.03.2024:

There are sustainable structured products!

Despite an interest rate cut in 2023, Sylveline Besson from Indosuez Wealth Management assures that everything is being done to ensure clarity and transparency.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 17.02.2024:

Derivatives turnover is low, but this also has an advantage for investors.

The annual turnover for structured products in 2023 amounts to CHF 180 billion, as announced by the Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) last week. This is by far the lowest trading volume since data collection began in 2015 - the report covers trading on and off the stock exchange, including the primary market where products are issued.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 27.01.2024:

Structured products” supplement

Hopes for an upswing - Structured products should see an upswing again this year. There are many opportunities to invest in derivatives in Switzerland. The platforms that private investors can use to get started are also improving.

Handelszeitung, 08.01.2024:

A portrait of Sinah Wolfers Luzerner Kantonalbank

"I'm probably known for my direct manner" Sinah Wolfers manages the sale of structured products. She didn't actually want to become a banker, but chance would have it that way.

SonntagsZeitung, 29.10.2023:

How to optimise your returns in the custody account

Barrier reverse convertible products can be an alternative to direct investments in equities, but they can also complement them in custody accounts.

payoff, 13.09.2023:

ETP & Indexing Guide 2023/24

The ETP & Indexing Guide informs the professional audience - from professional investors to private banks and independent asset managers - about the Swiss market for exchange-traded open-end products.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 09.09.2023:

Pension funds still hesitant

A good understanding of the risks and opportunities associated with derivatives is essential if they are to be used effectively.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 31.07.2023:

Structured products for pension funds

Pension assets fo r pensioners are invested for the long term, and derivatives can be used to optimise risk and return.

SonntagsZeitung, 16.07.2023:

Sergio Ermotti’s big downsizing plan

Merger of UBS and Credit Suisse 30 percent of CS employees are to be laid off in September. Now it is clear: There will be no independent CS Switzerland.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 01.07.2023:

The two faces of barrier products: “Worst of” versus “Single Index”.

From Saul to Paul? Once upon a time it was said that the stability-bringing products "Struki means: If it goes down, on the other hand, from the year 2022 you have UBS."

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 19.06.2023:

Cost-transparent structured products for pension funds

Pension funds are a target group for issuers in the industry association Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) - and anyone who can convince the security-oriented pension fund managers and their boards of trustees will also have an advantage with other investors.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 10.06.2023:

Those who hope for the fat bull and fear the thin one need capital protection

There is a structured product for every structured product for every market scenario from time to time.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 20.05.2023:

Derivatives trading holds up well

Overall turnover remains high, but exchange trading slumps.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 08.04.2023:

Award-winning derivatives

SWISS DERIVATIVE AWARDS The jury awards defensive shares with coupon, good timing for natural gas and SMI hedging, an interest rate product with high interest and two active share baskets.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 01.04.2023:

Conservative barriers stabilise the portfolio

A safety buffer works, capital protection does not catch the fall.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 18.03.2023:

Credit Suisse is an issuer of structured products.

Investors with structured products of the issuer Credit Suisse can breathe a sigh of relief. The solvency of the bank is solvency of the bank is not in question.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 17.02.2023:

From leverage to protection

Investors in the derivatives market are adapting; with the Ukraine war and the rise in interest rates, the emphasis is shifting from leverage products to capital protection certificates.

payoff, 17.02.2023:

Swiss yearbook for structured products

The yearbook shows what has moved and occupied the industry in recent months: Everything relevant about the leading structuring platforms, the market shares of the various providers, the regulatory environment and of course, eagerly awaited every year, who the key figures are in the Swiss market for structured products.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 04.02.2023:

Capital protection products break ranks.

"Caution with general classification ", reads a headline in the new FuW supplement "Structured Products "

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 28.01.2023:

Supplement “Structured Products”

The interest rate turnaround and new risks on the financial markets are also a challenge for structured products. Issuers are taking them on.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 07.01.2023:

Barriers slow down the bear market

The investment year 2022 has come out badly, for equities as well as for bonds and many structured products.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 17.12.2022:

Tactical investing with barriers. Strukis are ahead on the deposit.

The year will soon be over; at the beginning I wrote: "It is always announced in January that this is the year for active investments.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 19.11.2022:

Swiss gain in Germany, with capital protection and an inflation index.

Swiss issuers of structured products win prices in Germany.

Handelszeitung, 20.10.2022:

Good information is important

For which investor is one of the many structured products suitable? They have advantages and disadvantages.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 10.09.2022:

A finance professor sets out to find the best structured product.

"How we behave on the roller coaster is clear: we get fixed in the seat, and when it goes deep we can screech, but we can't get off."

awp, 25.08.2022:

Struki sector turns over CHF 57 billion in the second quarter

Turnover in Swiss structured products fell slightly to CHF 57 billion in the second quarter of 2022 compared with the previous quarter.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 20.07.2022:

Sensible withholding tax reform

Whether the abolition of withholding tax on bond interest will actually lead to tax losses is anything but certain. There is still a need for reform in the fund business.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 02.07.2022:

The favourite certificate is trumped

Structured products without a barrier are even more popular than those with one, a new report shows.

awp, 29.06.2022:

Struki industry turns over 58 billion francs in the first quarter

Turnover in Swiss structured products was CHF 58 billion in the first quarter of 2022.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 18.06.2022:

Unfortunately, the volatility pattern for barrier products can no longer be relied upon.

Structured products in volatile markets are one thing.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 16.04.2022:

Award-winning derivatives

At the Swiss Derivative Awards, the jury honours comfortable capital protection for the SMI, oil price with leverage and barrier, cheap gold and roll-optimised CO2 certificates.

Tages Anzeiger, 11.04.2022:

How to invest in times of war?

Uncertainty on the stock market - After the pandemic and the invasion of Ukraine, share prices have recovered. But an expert urges caution and recommends a defensive investment strategy.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 28.03.2022:

Volatility has normalised, hedging no longer costs the earth.

War, expensive energy, supply chain problems, inflationary pressures and, first of all, a less expansionary monetary policy - but investors are relaxed.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 05.03.2022:

Barrier products for nervous stock markets

Investors should consider switching their structured products to more defensive certificates.

NZZ, 21.02.2022:

The universe of financial investments

The start into the stock market year 2022 was volatile - for beginners it is worth knowing the most important terms.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 14.02.2022:

Breather on the derivatives market

Sales of structured products fell 8% last year, according to the industry association SSPA in this week's market report. Nevertheless, SSPA President Markus Pfister explains: "It was another good year for the whole industry, demand for structured products was high."

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 29.01.2022:

Supplement “Structured Products”

For the first time in a long time, derivatives turnover is declining, but the providers are not deterred. Topics such as cryptocurrencies are arousing investor interest.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 08.11.2021:

The SSPA industry association has reason to celebrate.

The Structured Products Association is fifteen years old, and a celebration will be held in Zurich next Thursday evening to mark the anniversary.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 30.01.2021:

Supplement Finanz und Wirtschaft

For the issuers of structured products, 2020 has been round and round. The industry is becoming more and more self-confident and seeks communication with ...

NZZ, 17.11.2020:

Options for asset preservation

With the wide range of leverage products, an investor has an arsenal of hedging options. The more effective they are, the more expensive they become, says Markus Pfister, president of the SSPA.

Le Temps, 30.10.2020:

High volatility is the perfect environment

The coronavirus has knocked out many strukis. Nevertheless, they passed the endurance test well, says the president of the Swiss Structured Products Association.

AdvisorWorld.ch, 29.10.2020:

SSPA: Third quarter 2020 with slight turnover decrease to CHF 86 bn

Turnover for Swiss structured products of the major SSPA members amounted to CHF 86 bn in Q3 2020, which is CHF 8 bn lower than in the prior-year quarter (CHF 94 bn).

AWP, 29.10.2020:

Sales of structured products down slightly in the third quarter

Trading in Swiss structured products in the third quarter of 2020 declined slightly compared to the previous year. In the first nine months, however, turnover increased.

Handelszeitung, 22.10.2020:

High volatility is the perfect environment

The coronavirus has knocked out many strukis. Nevertheless, they passed the endurance test well, says the president of the Swiss Structured Products Association.

L'Agéfi , 23.09.2020:

Higher Nasdaq positioning through a BRC without buying directly

Concrete information on the Nasdaq question and background material on a BRC in general.

ETP & Indexing Guide, 09.09.2020:

ETP & Indexing Guide Switzerland 2020/2021

The 2020/2021 edition of the "ETP & Indexing Guide" as a perfect investment navigator.

ETP & Indexing Guide, 09.09.2020:

Foreword by Markus Pfister

Transparency and information are key for investors, especially in turbulent times.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 02.07.2020:

Awareded derivatives

At the Swiss Derivative Awards, the jury awards among others a capital protection trio with meat replacement shares, bonds and crude oil, and Bitcoin with coupon.

L'Agéfi, 25.05.2020:

The benefits of structured products for pension funds, contribution by Thomas Wicki

Structured products offer an opportunity to meet the specific requirements of the pension fund.

NZZ, 20.04.2020:

Will leverage products help through the crisis?

The price swings on the stock exchanges are increasing interest in speculative structured products.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 31.03.2020:

Structured products in the middle of the Corona crisis

Issuers explain how to position themselves in falling stocks and high volatility.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 19.03.2020:

Institutional invesing, contribution by Thomas Wicki

Demanding in practice: Structured products can help pension funds in their search for returns and risk diversification.

Payoff, 18.02.2020:

Interview with Markus Pfister, Chairman of the Board SSPA

"For us, education and knowledge transfer remain central."

Payoff, 18.02.2020:

Swiss Yearbook for Structured Products

11th edition of the Swiss Structured Products Yearbook including 30 of the most important figures in the Swiss derivatives industry.

Payoff, 06.02.2020:

Recommendations concerning AMCs

The SSPA has made a recommendation to its members concerning Actively Managed Certificates (AMC).

Payoff, 06.02.2020:

Quote of the month from Markus Pfister

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L'Agéfi, 28.01.2020:

Structured products are gearing up for a backflow

After a 6% increase in business in 2019, the SSPA is preparing an awareness campaign.

Finews, 28.01.2020:

Struki-Verband: Full speed ahead into the future

The Swiss Structured Products Association had a strong year in 2019 and is now taking steps to make 2020 even better.

Investrends.ch, 28.01.2020:

Higher turnover with structured products

Sales of Swiss structured products of the largest SSPA members will continue to rise in 2019.

NZZ, 28.01.2020:

More transparency could become a boomerang

In Switzerland, providers of structured investment products have seen better times.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 20.01.2020:

Interview with Markus Pfister

The President of the SSPA recommends buying a barrier product when the uncertainty and thus the volatility of the share in question is high.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 20.01.2020:

Article by Daniel Häberli

With the new basic information sheet for financial instruments, the EU is focusing on very detailed regulations.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 20.01.2020:

“Structured Products” Supplement

Latest Struki-news: current trends and developments in the industry, interview with Markus Pfister and lot more insights in FuW's structured products supplement

EUSIPA, 28.11.2019:

EUSIPA welcomes LUXSIPA as the association’s tenth member

The European Structured Investment Products Association is delighted to introduce its tenth member, Luxembourg’s Structured Investment Products Association, LUXSIPA.

L'Agéfi Indices, 04.11.2019:

Le durable: un défi et une chance

Sustainable development stirrs up the public debate like no other.

Handelzeitung, 10.10.2019:

A good time for derivatives

Leverage products are used for speculation, but are also good for portfolio hedging. What investors need to know.

Payoff, 03.10.2019:

Interview with Adrian Steinherr

"Structured products can deliver added value even in difficult markets."

ETP Guide, 26.09.2019:

Together in change

It takes innovation, pioneering spirit and a strong pinch of zest for action to help shape the future of the financial sector.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 10.09.2019:

Active certificates are in demand – and risky / Dear investor

Buying and holding is not the right recipe for all active structured products.

Finews, 05.09.2019:

A UBS banker becomes Swiss “Struki” President

The gap left by Georg von Wattenwyl, who has been with the association for many years, has now been closed. A UBS banker is proposed as president of the association.

L'Agéfi, 27.06.2019:

Irene Brunner new SSPA committee member

On Tuesday, the SSPA announced the election of Irene Brunner to succeed Thomas Schmidlin as of 1 July 2019.

Finews, 27.06.2019:

New SSPA Committee Member

Irene Brunner succeeds the Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA), according to Tuesday's press release.

Investrends.ch, 27.06.2019:

New SSPA Committee Member

The Committee of the Swiss Structured Products Association elects Irene Brunner of BNP Paribas to the SSPA Committee.

NZZ, 04.06.2019:

“Earning money in the recession”

In the case of products for yield enhancement, much depends on the concrete design.

Le Temps, 25.02.2019:

“Lundi Finance” structured products

Le Temps publishes a structured product focus including a dedicated interview with SSPA president Georg von Wattenwyl and industry updates.

Le Temps, 25.02.2019:

“Currently only for pension funds”

Georg von Wattenwyl, SSPA president, intends to contribute to cost transparency for use of pensions funds and to increase visibility - interview in Le Temps.

Finews, 06.02.2019:

These are the ascenders and descenders in the Swiss “Struki” universe

The Payoff-Yearbook presents the 30 most important personalities in the Structured Products industry. Here are the ascenders and descenders

Payoff, 05.02.2019:

Interview with Georg von Wattenwyl “Demand for structured products continued to rise in 2018”

Georg von Wattenwyl, President of the SSPA, about the year 2018, adjustments to the Swiss Derivative Map, planned projects in 2019 and many more in the interview

Finews, 24.01.2019:

“Continued Structure Products boom in Switzerland”

Trade in structured products is flourishing in Switzerland. Even in the fourth quarter, sales growth was double-digit

Cash.ch, 24.01.2019:

“Turnover with Swiss structured products rises again in 2018”

In total, the turnover of the members represented in the association increased last year by 20 percent to CHF 331 billion, as the SSPA announced on Tuesday

NZZ, 24.01.2019:

“Structured products in the regulatory jungle”

The Swiss market for structured products is considered the largest in the world. The SSPA is currently fighting against the non-transparent label of the pension fund

Allnews, 24.01.2019:

Interview with Georg von Wattenwyl – Les produits structurés veulent aussi séduire les institutionnels

SSPA President Georg von Wattenwyl announces in the Allnews interview that structured products can be used as an alternative to pension investments

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 21.01.2019:

Structured Products Supplement

Latest Struki-news: current trends and developments in the industry, interview with Georg von Wattenwyl and lot more insights in FuW's structured products supplement

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 21.01.2019:

Interview with SSPA president Georg von Wattenwyl

SSPA President Georg von Wattenwyl highlights the wide range of products on offer - for private investors and increasingly also for institutional investors

, 03.10.2018:

Structured products as a building block for innovative portfolios

SVSP President Georg von Wattenwyl's message in the "Exchange Traded Products & Indexing Guide" on Structured Products as a building block for Innovative portfolios

, 03.08.2018:

Structured products generate higher turnover

NZZ reports that investor demand for structured products in Switzerland has risen in the first half of the year.

L'Agéfi, 31.01.2018:

“The unilateral rise of structured products”

"The unilateral rise of structured products" titles L'Agefi and reports on recent marktet data with promising performance in 2017 and planned SSPA activities in 2018

Finews, 31.01.2018:

“Pension funds in deep sleep”

Finews.ch reports on SSPA's pension fund initiative to entmystify structured products, to label them as transparent and to educate relevant stakeholder.

NZZ, 31.01.2018:

Reports on rising Strukis

NZZ reports on latest structured products value creation and the rise of "Strukis".

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 29.01.2018:

“Contributing to pensions fund”

SSPA president Georg von Wattenwyl in Finanz und Wirtschaft about the association's regulatory pushes, the pension funds initiative and industry trends.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 29.01.2018:

Supplement structured products

The latest supplement of "Finanz und Wirtschaft" gives insights in latest industry trends and developments.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 09.01.2018:

“Structured Products with moderate costs”

FuW reports that certificates cost in average of 1% per year, calculates Germany's industry association.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 06.06.2017:

“Für Portfolios gibt es modernere Möglichkeiten”

«More modern options for portfolios» - SSPA president Georg von Wattenwyl details in an FuW interview industry trends and cost transparency for pension funds.

NZZ, 13.04.2017:

Structured Products Supplement

Latest Struki-news: current trends and developments in the industry, the "SP Portfolio Optimizer" and a lot more insights in NZZ's structured products supplement.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 03.02.2017:

“Vorstoss in die Vorsorge”

FuW supplement "structured products" - the SSPA's president Georg von Wattenwyl on the use of structured products within pension funds.

Finews, 01.02.2017:

With a new portfolio app light years ahead of other countries

Finews reports that SSPA developped an app that vividly shows how to make profitable use of structured products in a portfolio context. Setting standards globally.

L'Agéfi, 07.11.2016:

“Industry entirely renewed”

SSPA president von Wattelwyl about innovation in the industry, lessons learned from Lehman crisis and 10 years structured products association. Published in L'Agefi.

Handelzeitung, 04.10.2016:

Test yourself: What type of structured products suits you best?

Handelszeitung publishes test for Investors figuring out what type of structured products matches best. (in German)

Finews, 10.08.2016:

Law firm newly joins SSPA

Finews.ch reports on new Membership of law firm NKF - closely working together with the industry.

Finews, 26.07.2016:

SwissQuant and SSPA will launch new app for strucutred products

Finews reports on SSPA membership of swissQuant and point pipeline - namely an app showing added value of structured products in portfolios.

Finews, 07.06.2016:

Interview with SSPA president Georg von Wattenwyl

SSPA president Georg von Wattenwyl gives insights in 10 year's association for structured products, the Milestones and how the industry changed.

NZZ, 19.05.2016:

Supplement structured products

The current supplement regarding structured products of newspaper NZZ details market trends and informs about the innovative products.

NZZ, 19.05.2016:

Enrico Friz of SSPA answering important questions regarding structured products

Four experts detail important questions regarding the structured products market within the current supplement of NZZ.

NZZ, 19.05.2016:

Strenghten market position

Thomas Schmidlin of SSPA Details, how the whole industry could profit of increased transparency and transfer of know how.

Finews, 19.04.2016:

New member for structured products association

Finews.ch reports on new ASSP membership of Natixis – ASSP amounting to 24 members within all regions of Switzerland representing the whole industry.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 11.04.2016:

Swiss Derivative Awards

SVSP celebrates its 10th anniversary and wins Special Award within Swiss Derivative Awards event.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 15.02.2016:

“Barrier and Coupon as favorite”

FuW reports on newly launched market statistics. The article says that two assumptions are confirmed ...

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 08.02.2016:

“Transparency generates trust, even if the way is still Long to go”

Compliment of FuW regarding the newly launched statistics - ASSP generates transparency!

NZZ, 04.02.2016:

Euro most important currency on structured products market

NZZ reports on newly published market Report including for the first time non listed products. SSPA thereby generates interesting results.

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 03.02.2016:

Structured products industry for more transparency

New market report: "The new overview also covers unlisted products, an area which is growing with ongoging technologisation."

Finanz und Wirtschaft, 03.02.2016:

SSPA president Georg von Wattenwyl in interview

«Make products even more transparent» - that 's the association's focus for the upcoming year. Discover further highlights and plans of SSPA!

, 18.06.2015:

Performance, costs and investment study: summary

The study sheds light on the performance, costs and investment opportunities od structured products – good performance at reasonable costs.

, 15.04.2015:

New SSPA Fact Sheet: Structured Products at a glance

The most important information about structured products is summarized in a new compact factsheet complementing the existing range of materials.

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SSPA Update – ISPF 2023, Delegate Meeting and outlook 2023/24

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SSPA Update – New members, handbook for pension funds and outlook 2023

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SSPA Update – New Board members, new association members, third edition of the structured products book

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SSPA Board complete, OPSC recognises the SSPA transparency concept for structured products and more updates in the newsletter

October 2019

Delegates Meeting 2019 - International Structured Products Forum - more updates in the newsletter

July 2019

Review of Zurich Stock Exchange Day - New SSPA members - more updates in the newsletter

February 2019

Review Finanz’19 - Growth rate compared to 2017 at 20% - more updates in the newsletter

October 2018

Structured products industry benefits from favourable Environment - International Structured Products Forum 2018 - more updates in the newsletter

August 2018

Substantial growth in turnover – Update legal & regulations - International Structured Products Forum 2018 - more updates in the newsletter

March 2018

Structured products revival – 2017 turnover behind strong start to the year – Pension fund initiative acquires shape – more updates in the newsletter

October 2017

SSPA intensifies efforts to include structured products in pension funds - more information and updates in the current newsletter.

July 2017

«SVSP goes Romandie» – the current newsletter informs on breaking news, trips to the south and technological updates.

March 2017

Launch of «SP Portfolio Optimizer» – the current newsletter shows how the new app sets industry standards.

November 2016

Happy birthdays SSPA - the current newsletter celebrates 10 years association and shows developments & trends within the industry.

July 2016

The new SSPA newsletter celebrates 10 years of SSPA and shows, how the industry changed and which new tools are on the market.

February 2016

The current SSPA Newsletter details how to play trumps with structured products in turbulent times and what's new within the industry.

October 2015

Structured products: innovation and transparency in a difficult environment.

April 2015

Structured products innovate despite the difficult environment for success

November 2014

Sector focusing on information, transparency and the dissemination of knowledge

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The statistics drawn up by Boston Consulting Group take account of listed and unlisted products created in Switzerland that are sold nationally and internationally. The SSPA members Banque Cantonale Vaudoise, Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Julius Bär, Leonteq, Raiffeisen Switzerland, Société Générale, UBS, Vontobel as well as Zürcher Kantonalbank took part in the survey for the first quarter of 2024. They represent the majority of the Swiss market.

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13.06.2024

Georg von Wattenwyl, President SSPA

How will the market for structured products in Switzerland develop in 2024, which asset classes are in demand and will BRCs remain popular? Georg von Wattenwyl, President of the SSPA, answers these questions in the expert interview with David Kunz, COO of BX Swiss AG.

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29.09.2023

Bastian Heller, Head of Sales Zurich at Leonteq

Actively managed certificates (AMCs) are an innovative portfolio management solution for asset managers. SSPA member Leonteq has diversified its offering in recent years and further expanded its AMC platform. We met Bastian Heller, Head of Sales Zurich, and spoke with him about the advantages of AMCs for asset managers.

15.03.2021

Curdin Summermatter, ZKB, and Rolf Gloor, Winterthur Consulting Group

With a rule-based management approach within the framework of an Actively Managed Certificate (AMC), Zürcher Kantonalbank and Winterthur Consulting Group work together dynamically.

10.12.2020

Dominique Böhler, Société ...

Days when the share of U.S. underlyings surpasses that of Swiss underlyings have become more frequent after a recent increase in IPOs in the U.S..

09.09.2020

Willi F.X. Bucher, Raiffeisen

He has seen barrier reaches, but no panic selling - rather relaxed clients buying products in the secondary market even asking for new products!

25.02.2020

Irene Brunner, BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA

A look at the structured products sector by Irene Brunner, BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA

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