Overview of SIX

Overview of SIX

SIX operates the 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.

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SIX in Figures

1.13 bn 1.13 bn
CHF was the operating income of SIX in 2019
120.5 mn 120.5 mn
CHF was the Group net profit of SIX in 2019
3,507 3,507
employees in 20 countries work at SIX
85.6% 85.6%
market share of trading in SLI stocks (2019 average)
658 mn 658 mn
interbank clearing transactions were settled by SIX in 2019
29.7 mn 29.7 mn
financial instruments are in the database of SIX

More facts and figures? Have a look at the media release on the annual results 2019 and read the Annual Report 2019

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).


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.

Banking Services

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

Financial Information

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

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.


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.


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

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