SIX focuses on the development of new services for the Swiss financial center, together with shareholders and Fintech companies. We act as a strategic partner, connecting start-ups, academia and market players with major banks and financial institutions in Switzerland. Innovation is everywhere; therefore, we continuously explore novel paths and boost start-up ideas through acceleration programs and direct investments.
SIX has stood for innovation and stability on the global financial markets since 2008. Our history gives us a competitive advantage: SIX was formed from the merger of experienced financial companies whose beginnings go back to around 1930. We pioneered the digitization of securities in 1984. SIX was also the first stock exchange in the world to introduce electronic trading with integrated settlement and safekeeping in 1995.
The SIX Spirit, our corporate culture, supports the innovativeness of all employees. Trying out new things, setting daring goals and having the courage to change course when needed, the eagerness to learn without fear of failure – these are the attributes that we support.
Innovation Motivates Us
Innovation nowadays takes place at many levels. No longer does it come “only” from start-ups or from companies themselves. That’s why we are focusing our activities at all levels: we are promoting innovation internally at SIX, we are working together with partners and universities and we are cooperating with start-ups and investing in them.