Participation | November 2022

Invest just like the experts

Investment product on the FuW Swiss 50 Index

The financial instruments mentioned in this document are derivative instruments. They do not qualify as units of a collective investment scheme pursuant to art. 7 et seqq. of the Swiss Federal Act on Collective Investment Schemes (CISA) and are therefore neither registered nor supervised by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA. Investors do not benefit from the specific investor protection provided under the CISA.


  • Invest just like the experts – starting from Fr. 25
  • The FuW Swiss 50 Index is the representative reference index for Switzerland
  • Harmonious weighting of the fifty largest companies on the stock exchange
  • Tradable on the stock exchange

About «Finanz und Wirtschaft»

Founded in 1928, «Finanz und Wirtschaft» (FuW) is targeted at experienced private and professional investors who work in or with global financial markets. The largest business editorial team in Switzerland provides insightful background information on the global economy and events on both national and international stock markets daily for digital channels and twice weekly – on Wednesdays and Saturdays – in the newspaper edition. FuW analyses all businesses quoted in Switzerland as well as global companies of significance for investors. In addition to its headquarters in Zurich, the publisher also has dedicated editorial offices in London, New York and Hong Kong.

Exchange Traded Product (ETP) on the FuW Swiss 50 Index

«Finanz und Wirtschaft» is launching the representative reference index for the Swiss equities Market: the FuW Swiss 50 Index. It is tracked by FuW's fourth investment product, so a rules-based index now follows three actively managed portfolios (the Risk, Value and Eco Portfolios).

The FuW Swiss 50 Index comprises the fifty largest Swiss companies on the stock exchange. Selection and weighting of the equities are based on consistent rules. The concept originates from the editorial team of «Finanz und Wirtschaft». The Index gives a well-diversified and representative picture of the Swiss equities market.

The equities are weighted in two balanced segments so that the three largest – Nestlé, Novartis and Roche – do not form clusters. Of the 50 securities, the 25 larger ones each have a weighting of 2.667%. The first half of the companies therefore accounts for two thirds of the Index. The smaller 25 securities are given half of this weighting (i.e. 1.333%), so they make up one third of the Index.

The weighting changes as equity prices move up and down, so it is reset to its original value twice per year. This rebalancing takes place on the first Wednesdays in May and November each year. Index calculation and rebalancing are carried out in Frankfurt by Solactive, the index provider, on behalf of «Finanz und Wirtschaft» and in accordance with FuW's concept. The initial value of the index is set retroactively at 1,000 as of 2 May 2012.

From now on, Leonteq is offering investors a simple, transparent and low-cost opportunity to add the FuW Swiss 50 Index to their custody accounts by purchasing the investment product traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ETP) – with an investment amount of as little as Fr. 25. Net dividends are reinvested in the investment product.

Purchase instructions

The FuW investment certificate is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (the Swiss stock exchange), and can be bought and sold daily between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm. You can place the stock market order via your house bank. To do this, use the securities number (Valor) 117 179 182. This enables your bank to execute the order and book the investment certificates into your securities custody account. You can also use the securities number to enter the stock market order via your online banking application. Ticker symbol FUW50 is used to identify the investment certificates in addition to the securities number.

General product details

Issuer Leonteq Securities AG, Zurich
Investment product Exchange Traded Product (ETP)
Underlying FuW Swiss 50 Index
Index sponsor Solactive AG
Currency Fr.
Initial fixing date 14.10.2022
First exchange trading date 28.11.2022
Maturity Open End
Management fee 0.72% p.a.
Listing SIX Swiss Exchange AG
Price at initial fixing Fr. 23.4649
Valor/SIX symbol 117179182/FUW50

More information


  • Investors may sustain losses in the amount of the negative performance of the underlying between the times of purchase and sale of the exchange traded product.
  • Investors in the product may be exposed to a currency exchange rate risk depending on the composition of the index.
  • The investor bears the credit risk of the issuer (Leonteq).