Franklin Templeton accesses the Swiss market as ETF issuer

SIX Swiss Exchange

Franklin Templeton just announced that it has accessed the Swiss market as ETF issuer with five smart beta ETFs for which Susquehanna is acting as a market maker and providing the liquidity. The five smart beta ETFs newly tradable as of today. They provide investors additional opportunities to diversify their portfolio with European as well as American and global underlyings. With this, SIX Swiss Exchange offers 1’321 ETFs from 23 different issuers for trading.

Danielle Reischuk, Senior ETFs & ETPs Sales Manager at SIX Swiss Exchange, commented:

We warmly welcome Franklin Templeton as a new ETF issuer to our exchange. Their smart beta ETFs provide investors additional opportunities to diversify their portfolio with selected underlyings.

The introduction of the Franklin LibertyQ SharesTM range to the Swiss market is a significant milestone for our business and we perceive it as an important extension of our offering in view of increasing investor demand for exchange traded funds. We believe the addition of smart beta ETFs will complement our existing active management product ranges and will offer our clients additional investment solutions and vehicles in which to construct their investment portfolio. The new funds will be fully supported by our considerable existing operations, technology and trading capabilities from all across the globe,” said Patrick Lutz, Country Head at Franklin Templeton Switzerland Ltd.

The ETF Market Report provides detailed figures about the development of the ETF segment to investors, market participants and the interested public. It provides a broad insight in trading activity, trends and changes in the Swiss ETF market. SIX Swiss Exchange thereby makes a valuable contribution to increasing the transparency and fostering knowledge about Exchange Traded Funds.

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