Overview of SIX

Overview of SIX

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

SIX is the Backbone of the Swiss Financial Center

SIX operates the infrastructure for the Swiss financial center, 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 Swiss banking value chain. SIX is also building a digital infrastructure for the new millennium.

SIX connects financial market participants in Switzerland and throughout the world. The company is owned by around 120 national and international financial institutions that are active in the Swiss financial center. 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 Swiss and international financial markets through superior services and innovation.


SIX in Figures

1.94 bn 1.94 bn
CH was the operating income of SIX in 2018
2.88 bn 2.88 bn
CHF was the group net profit of SIX in 2018
2,594 2,594
Employees in 20 countries work at SIX
70.8 % 70.8 %
Market share of trading in SLI stocks (average)
610.5 mn 610.5 mn
Interbank clearing transactions were settled by SIX in 2018
32.4 mn 32.4 mn
Financial instruments are in the database of SIX

More facts and figures? Have a look at the media release on the annual results 2018 and read the Annual Report 2018

How We Innovate

As a central player in the Swiss financial center, SIX is optimally positioned to take an active role in shaping its future. Our innovative solutions drive the transformation of the industry. We identify relevant new approaches and use them to develop services that adequately meet the challenges of our clients. In collaboration with our partners we are constantly developing innovative solutions that offer added value to the financial center.

The Strategic Target Picture of SIX

Where will SIX be in five years’ time? How will SIX be perceived by partners, clients, market participants, institutions and relevant interest groups in 2023? The new strategy will be successfully implemented when the following target picture is in people’s minds:


SIX has orchestrated...

...the reshaping and industrialization of the Swiss financial center through new innovative products and services.

SIX has actively promoted and shaped...

...the digital transformation of the Swiss financial center.

SIX has modernized...

...its infrastructure and runs best-in-class systems and services.
 

SIX has maintained and strengthened...

...the access to its key markets and customers.

In 2023, SIX will thus continue to present itself as a highly reliable and trustworthy partner. SIX is the preferred provider for financial market participants for infrastructure and value-adding services in the areas of securities, financial information and banking services. At the same time, SIX is recognized as the key driving force for new innovative services in the banking and financial services sector, domestically and internationally.


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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