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Swissquote is extending its range on the over-the-counter trading platform Swiss DOTS which stands for Swiss Derivatives OTC. Commerzbank is now the third issuer. In the medium term an extra of about 20,000 leveraged products will be issued by Commerzbank AG, joining the existing range of the two founding partners, UBS and Goldman Sachs.
Swiss DOTS was successfully launched in May 2012 in cooperation with UBS and Goldman Sachs. Investors can trade over 45,000 products over the Swissquote platform directly with the issuers, with low fees and extended trading times (Monday to Friday 8am to 10pm). Commerzbank Ltd now joins as the third issuer proving a perfect extension to the Swiss DOTS product range. The aim of the Swiss DOTS is to promote derivatives trading in Switzerland. Transparent trading represents the ideal complement to the range traded via the SIX Structured Products Exchange (previously Scoach).
“We are delighted to be able to step up our long-term business relationship with Commerzbank. This cooperation provides clients with an even more attractive and broader product range,” says Marc Bürki, CEO of Swissquote.
A successful business model
Volumes of products traded via Swiss DOTS are rising constantly. On average over 11,000 trades per month are made. In August 2014 the market share, measured on all trades with leveraged products on the Sic structured Products Exchange, was about 23%. The positive development confirms that Swiss DOTS satisfies a real need of investors, and that there is plenty of room for this range in Switzerland.