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.

Our Purpose

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

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Our company brochure Drive! provides you with an overview of how the services of SIX contribute to making Switzerland a strong and competitive business center.

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SIX in Figures

1.5 bn 1.5 bn
CHF was the operating income of SIX in 2021
73.5 mn 73.5 mn
CHF was the Group net profit of SIX in 2021
3,826 3,826
employees in 21 countries work at SIX
1,281 bn 1,281 bn
trading volume in Swiss francs settled on the Swiss Stock Exchange in 2021
893 mn 893 mn
transactions were generated via SIC by the payment traffic between banks in 2021
2,018 bn 2,018 bn
is the free-float market capitalization of the Swiss Stock Exchange and BME at the end of february 2022

More facts and figures? Have a look at the Annual Report 2021 or the Interim Report 2022.

Our Strategy

As one of the largest financial market infrastructure companies in Europe, SIX is one of only a handful of companies acting at the intersection of finance, data, technology, and infrastructure and constitutes the backbone of the Swiss and Spanish financial centers.

SIX was established by over 120 financial institutions with the purpose of strengthening the competitiveness of its owners, clients and the financial markets in general. It is a role SIX has been rigorously pursuing since its inception. However, as new technologies allow for ground-breaking innovations that will lead toward the transformation of the entire financial market infrastructure landscape, SIX must rethink how to best fulfill that role in the future.

Additionally, the services of SIX not only benefit our customers in the financial industry, but also the wider economy and society as a whole.

Accordingly, SIX pursues a holistic set of targets, encompassing all relevant stakeholders:

  • Customers: Offer first-class innovative products and services
  • Financial Center & Economy: Maintain a secure, stable, and efficient infrastructure for conventional & digital assets
  • People & Environment: Enable a sustainable future
  • Shareholders: Serve as a vehicle for growth and value creation

To achieve these targets in a rapidly changing and increasingly global environment, SIX builds on its unique business portfolio.

Unique, because SIX operates a more diversified portfolio of activities than any other European financial market infrastructure. The diversified business portfolio puts SIX in a promising competitive position, allowing the company to tap into those growth opportunities along the entire securities value chain that add most value to its customers.

 

Our Business Portfolio

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).

In order to further enhance the agility needed to capture market opportunities in the Financial market infrastructure area, SIX decided to consolidate its exchange-related businesses in a new “SIX Exchange Group” entity. This structural change will give the exchange-related businesses (Exchanges, Securities Services, Financial Information) more flexibility to enhance customer focus and boost global growth.

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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