SIX Swiss Exchange launches a new type of real estate indices

SIX Swiss Exchange launches a new type of real estate indices

01/12/09

Today, SIX Swiss Exchange has responded to the increasing demand for a broader spectrum of Swiss real estate market indices and, in addition to its existing indicators, is introducing four new exchange barometers for that sector. For the first time ever in Switzerland, SIX Swiss Exchange will compile indices that incorporate both real estate company shares and real estate investment funds.

With the introduction of these new indices, SIX Swiss Exchange is affording greater visibility to the constituent real estate companies and funds, as well as simultaneously providing product issuers a new array of underlying instruments. Ultimately, this also accrues to the benefit of private investors, who in future will have the possibility to establish diversified, cost-efficient exposure to the real estate sector. An initial ETF on the SXI Real EstateĀ® Funds index has already been introduced.