Overview of SIX

Overview of SIX

SIX operates the infrastructure for the Swiss and Spanish financial centers, catering to a broad, international client base. We provide services relating to securities transactions, the provision of financial information and banking services.

Connecting Market Participants Around the World

SIX operates the infrastructure for the financial centers in Switzerland and Spain, thus ensuring the flow of information and money between financial market players. SIX offers exchange services, financial information and banking services with the aim of increasing efficiency, quality and innovative capacity along the entire value chain. SIX is also building a digital infrastructure for the new millennium.

SIX connects financial market participants in Switzerland, Spain and throughout the world. The company is owned by around 120 national and international financial institutions. They are the main users of our services and our most important customers. Our close relationship with them guarantees stability of the financial infrastructure and processes, proximity to clients’ evolving business needs and competitive prices.

Purpose Statement

We drive competitiveness of our customers in our home markets and in international financial markets through superior services and innovation.

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SIX in Figures

1.4 bn 1.4 bn
CHF was the operating income of SIX in 2020
439.6 mn 439.6 mn
CHF was the Group net profit of SIX in 2020
3500 3500
employees in 20 countries work at SIX
1752 bn 1752 bn
trading volume in Swiss francs settled on the Swiss stock exchange in 2020
728 mn 728 mn
transactions were generated via SIC by the payment traffic between banks in 2020
1746 bn 1746 bn
is the free-float market capitalization of the Swiss stock exchange and BME at the beginning of 2021

More facts and figures? Have a look at the Annual Report 2020 and read media release on the half-year 2021 financial results

Strengthen the Competitiveness of the Swiss Financial Center

New technologies, big data, disruptive business models − digitization transforms the financial markets of the world. The global financial industry is changing. In such a highly dynamic environment, it is crucial to actively strengthen the competitiveness of our customers operating within its framework.

SIX pursues a growth strategy in line with the entire value chain of banking. In doing so, SIX focuses on infrastructure services in securities business, preparing and providing data and financial information as well as banking and payment services.

Integral Structures Ensure Strategic Success

The integral structures of SIX are one of the strategic drivers of success: Innovative and value adding solutions are developed particularly when the business units connect and collaborate. Our business model is broader than most of our competitors. We have two strong home markets with Switzerland and Spain and can count on the support of our shareholder (user-owned/user-governed).

Exchanges

As the operator of the Swiss Stock Exchange and the Spanish stock exchange BME we combine listing, trading, settlement, and custody of securities in one place. And with the SIX Digital Exchange (SDX) we are defining the Securities Value Chain of the future.

Securities Services

From clearing and settlement through to custody, collateral management, and repo transactions, SIX offers the complete spectrum of post-trade services and more along the entire value-added chain – doing so in more than 50 countries worldwide. 

Financial Information

As a global provider of financial information, SIX offers high-quality reference, pricing, and corporate action data, regulatory services, and indices.

Banking Services

As a competence center for Swiss payment transactions, SIX supports banks with innovative services in an increasingly digitalized world.

History

SIX has stood for innovation and stability on the global financial markets since 2008. Our strength is founded on our history: SIX was formed from the merger of experienced financial companies – with their beginnings going back to around 1930.

Locations

SIX is active around the globe and is continually expanding its network.

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