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What is the Swiss Performance Index?

Swiss Performance Index (SPI)

The Swiss performance index (SPI) is the benchmark index of the Swiss stock exchange. It is Switzerland’s overall stock market index and contains some 230 equity securities. As a performance index, it is adjusted for dividend payments. It is divided into sectors according to both economic activity and size.

Where have you heard about the Swiss Performance Index?

If your broker has ever recommended investing in Switzerland, it’s likely that you’ll have heard of the Swiss performance index. The index provides the best way to gain exposure to the Swiss economy, and a range of products from futures and options to Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) track the index.

What you need to know about the Swiss Performance Index.

The Swiss performance index tracks the performance of Swiss companies and is a barometer of the health of the Swiss economy. As a private investor, you should be aware of the unique profile of Switzerland as an investment destination and the benefits that investing in Swiss stocks could bring to your portfolio. Switzerland is considered to be a ‘safe haven’ of the global economy. When global risk is high, Swiss assets tend to outperform as investors become defensive and move their money to safety. A small holding of Swiss assets could benefit your overall portfolio over time.

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