Our index funds provide our investors efficient access to a comprehensive and flexible range of products. The index funds aim to replicate as accurately as possible the risk and return characteristics of a particular market. The non-exchange-listed index funds are an attractive alternative to exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and offer numerous advantages.
The choice of index vehicle – index funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs) – has a large impact on the total costs. The Swisscanto index funds are non-exchange-listed funds according to Swiss law and offer numerous advantages compared to the previously more well-known exchange-traded index funds (ETFs) on the market.
|Characteristics||Swisscanto index funds||ETFs|
|Replication method||Physical||Physical or synthetic depending on the provider|
|Liquidity||Daily on the primary market||Intraday trading; usually on the secondary market|
|Swiss stamp duty||No||Yes; domestically 0.075% / abroad 0.15%|
|Pricing||NAV +/- fixed charges*||Variable bid or ask price**|
|Crossing option||Automatic reduction of fixed charges||Possible but not guaranteed|
|Valuation||Identical to index||ETF closing price may vary from the index|
|Costs for market makers||No||Yes|
|Transaction||Quantity or amount (fractions possible)||Quantity|
|Place of asset management||Switzerland||Various|
* Issue and redemption charges are credited in full to the respective sub-fund assets. They are intended to cover transaction costs and thereby protect the remaining investors.
** The spread depends largely on the time of the transaction and includes costs for the market maker.
The Swisscanto blacklist is applied to all Swisscanto index funds. Manufacturers of banned weapons (anti-personnel mines and land mines, cluster bombs and cluster ammunition, biological and chemical weapons as well as nuclear weapons) are excluded in particular. In the evaluation, we primarily rely on Swiss legislation and agreements that have been ratified by Switzerland and are recognised internationally.
With our sustainable index funds, you benefit from a universe that excludes sectors and companies that have certain risks in terms of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.
Participate in the global equity market with a single product or invest in the individual regions: Switzerland, Europe, the UK, North America, Asia or emerging countries.
Choose from a wide range of government and corporate bonds, both worldwide as well as in individual regions (in Swiss francs and foreign currencies as well as with currency hedging).
Participate in the real estate markets with our indirect real estate funds (such as Switzerland, Asia or Europe).
See value in real assets? Choose from our ETF range of gold, silver, platinum or palladium. Or participate in a broadly diversified commodity investment.
We offer attractive solutions for mixed assets with different investment strategies.