How to invest in Switzerland using ETFs

How do I invest in Swiss stocks?

The easiest way to invest in the whole Swiss stock market is to invest in a broad market index. This can be done at low cost by using ETFs.

On the Swiss stock market you find 1 index, which is tracked by ETFs.

Alternatively, you can consider indices on Europe. These indices weight Switzerland with up to 28%.

0.25% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of Switzerland ETFs
on the Swiss stock market, which is tracked by ETFs
on the Swiss stock market
The best indices for Switzerland ETFs

Performance of Swiss stocks (SLI®)

1 month: -0.05%
1 year: 15.96%
3 years: 40.41%
5 years: 80.03%

Indices in comparison

The best indices for ETFs on Switzerland

For an investment in the Swiss stock market, 1 index tracked by 1 ETF is available. On the MSCI Switzerland index there is 1 ETF. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on these indices is around 0.25% p.a..

Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description

MSCI Switzerland

Switzerland 1 ETF 36
(30/06/17)
The MSCI Switzerland index tracks around 40 leading stocks on the Swiss market.
Index factsheet
ETF
ISIN
  Fund size
in m GBP
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
Amundi ETF MSCI Switzerland UCITS ETF CHFFR0010871145 49 0.25% p.a. Accumulating France Unfunded swap
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
MSCI Switzerland 0.49% -1.87% -2.03% 15.36% 26.42%
Index   2017
in %
2016
in %
2015
in %
2014
in %
2013
in %
MSCI Switzerland 9.84% 13.37% 5.52% 6.19% 23.25%

Source: justETF.com; As of 30/11/17; Calculations in GBP based on the largest ETF of the respective index.

 

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Alternative investment opportunities

Europe indices with a share of Switzerland

Besides Switzerland ETFs you may consider investing in ETFs on the European stock market. In total, you can invest in 3 Europe indices, which are tracked by 13 ETFs. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on Europe indices is between 0.15% p.a. and 0.40% p.a..

 
Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description
MSCI Europe Europe
Switzerland: 13.98%
(31/10/2016)
9 ETFs 445
(30/06/17)
The MSCI Europe (total return) index tracks the leading stocks from 15 European industrial countries.
Index factsheet
MSCI Europe ex UK Europe
Switzerland: 19.61%
(31/10/2016)
3 ETFs 336
(30/06/17)
The MSCI Europe ex UK index tracks the leading stocks from European industrial countries, excluding United Kingdom.
Index factsheet
STOXX® Europe 50 Europe
Switzerland: 20.90%
(31/10/2016)
1 ETF 50
The STOXX® Europe 50 (total return) index tracks 50 European large cap stocks.
Index factsheet
ETF
ISIN
  Fund size
in m GBP
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares MSCI Europe UCITS ETF (Dist)IE00B1YZSC51 4,454 0.35% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
db x-trackers MSCI Europe Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1CLU0274209237 2,700 0.25% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
iShares MSCI Europe ex-UK UCITS ETFIE00B14X4N27 2,258 0.40% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Lyxor MSCI Europe UCITS ETF D-EURFR0010261198 1,568 0.25% p.a. Distributing France Unfunded swap
Amundi ETF MSCI Europe UCITS ETFFR0010655696 1,381 0.15% p.a. Accumulating France Unfunded swap
iShares STOXX Europe 50 UCITS ETFIE0008470928 790 0.35% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
iShares MSCI Europe UCITS ETF (Acc)IE00B4K48X80 630 0.33% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
SPDR MSCI Europe UCITS ETFIE00BKWQ0Q14 529 0.25% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Source MSCI Europe UCITS ETF AIE00B60SWY32 433 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Europe UCITS ETF (EUR) A-disLU0446734104 232 0.20% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
HSBC MSCI Europe UCITS ETF EURIE00B5BD5K76 158 0.20% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Amundi ETF MSCI Europe ex UK UCITS ETF CFR0010988642 85 0.30% p.a. Accumulating France Unfunded swap
Source MSCI Europe ex-UK UCITS ETF AIE00BYX5K108 9 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
STOXX® Europe 50 -1.44% 0.19% 0.35% 18.92% 25.87%
MSCI Europe -1.76% -0.38% 1.19% 19.52% 32.68%
MSCI Europe ex UK -1.81% -0.43% 2.05% 23.05% 38.00%
Index   2017
in %
2016
in %
2015
in %
2014
in %
2013
in %
STOXX® Europe 50 11.28% 17.71% 0.37% -0.79% 19.49%
MSCI Europe 12.47% 19.78% 1.96% -0.17% 22.34%
MSCI Europe ex UK 15.30% 19.65% 4.43% -0.37% 24.79%

Source: justETF.com; As of 30/11/17; Calculations in GBP based on the largest ETF of the respective index.