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Exchange Traded Product (ETP) 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.


  • Well-diversified investment in Swiss equities
  • The FuW Swiss 50 Index is the representative reference index for Switzerland
  • The fifty largest companies on the stock exchange harmoniously weighted
  • Can be traded on SIX Swiss Exchange
  • ETP+ collaterlisation powered by SIX

About «Finanz und Wirtschaft»

Founded in 1928, “Finanz und Wirtschaft” (FuW) is targeted at experi- enced 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 dedi- cated 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 FuW Swiss 50 Index, the representative reference index for the Swiss equity market, which will be tracked by the fourth investment product to be offered by the fi- nancial publication. The three actively managed portfolios (Risk, Value and Eco) have thus been joined by a rules-based index.

The FuW Swiss 50 Index comprises the fifty largest Swiss companies on the stock market, the shares being selected and weighted in ac- cordance with consistent rules. A concept developed by the editorial team at “Finanz und Wirtschaft”, the index is a well-diversified and representative reflection of the Swiss equity market.

The shares are weighted evenly in two segments so that the three heavyweights – Nestlé, Novartis and Roche – are not lumped together. Of the fifty stocks, the largest 25 are each given a weighting of 2.667%, which means that the first half of the companies account for two thirds of the index. The smaller 25 stocks are weighted at half that le- vel, 1.333%, thus making up one third of the index.

The weighting changes as the share prices move up and down, so it is reset to the original value twice a year. This rebalancing takes place on the first Wednesday in May and in November Index provider Solactive in Frankfurt has been commissioned to calculate the index and perform the rebalancing in line with the concept created by “Finanz und Wirtschaft”. The initial value of the index is fixed retroactively at 1000 on 2 May 2012.

Leonteq is now giving investors the opportunity to bring the FuW Swiss 50 Index into their portfolio easily, transparently and at little cost with the purchase of the investment product traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange – and from an investment of as little as 25 Swiss francs. The net dividends will be 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
Product category Exchange Traded Product (ETP)
Collateral custodian SIX SIS AG
Collateral agent SIX Repo AG
Underlying FuW Swiss 50 Index
Currency CHF
Rebalancing dates First Wednesday in May resp. November
Maturity Open end
Management fee 0.72% p.a.
Dividen treatment Net dividends are reinvested
Listing SIX Swiss Exchange AG
Minimum Investment 1 Product
Valor/SIX symbol 117179182/FUW50

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  • The investor may suffer losses in the amount of the negative performance of the underlying between the initial fixing and maturity.
  • The investor bears the credit risk of the issuer Leonteq. The respective current equivalent value of the ETP is secured with a collateral, which is deposited with SIX SIS AG.