Business Areas

SIX offers products and services for securities trading, stock market transactions, financial information and payment transactions in four independent business areas: Swiss Exchange, Securities Services, Financial Information and Payment Services.

We run the Swiss stock exchange.

Swiss Exchange is one of Europe’s key stock exchanges and is the reference market for around 40,000 securities. We give companies access to the capital market, operate the trading platform, monitor trading and sell market information.

To Swiss Exchange

We are responsible for post-trade services.

As soon as a trade is completed on the stock exchange, SIX Securities Services carries out all subsequent processes. As a leading partner for post-trade services we provide clearing, settlement, custody, securities finance, tax reporting and fund services, and payment processing. 

To Securities Services

We supply global financial information.

SIX Financial Information is a leading provider of financial information, with more than 85 years of experience. We put together, enrich and sell reference data and offer related services – globally and reliably.

To Financial Information

We offer payment solutions that are here to stay.

SIX Payment Services assists banks and merchants with secure solutions for cashless payments. In the cards business in Switzerland, Luxembourg and Austria we lead the market. Our services include technological advances such as TWINT – Switzerland’s mobile payments solution. 

To Payment Services

SIX in Figures

employees with 57 different nationalities work at SIX worldwide
countries in which SIX has a branch office
10 million
card transactions are carried out every day through SIX Payment Services
6.85 billion
items of price information are sent every day by SIX Financial Information
5 billion
CHF was the average daily turnover on SIX Swiss Exchange in 2016
98.8 billion
is the amount of capital that companies obtained through SIX in 2016 (in CHF)

Operating Income

SIX held its own in 2016 in a difficult market environment and increased its operating income by 1.5% to CHF 1,838.6 million.

F10 Incubator & Accelerator

SIX is the founder and a Platinum Member of the FinTech Incubator & Accelerator F10. This innovation center gives support to start-ups and turns ideas into successful companies. 

Rating AA–

SIX Group Ltd, SIX x-clear Ltd and SIX SIS Ltd have received a rating of at least AA– from Standard & Poor’s for the eighth time in succession.

More facts and figures? Have a look at the brochure About us and read the Annual Report 2016
And here you can download our Tax Strategy.


SIX develops and operates infrastructure services for the Swiss financial centre and Swiss banks in the areas of payment services, securities, financial information and digital infrastructure with the aim of increasing efficiency, quality and innovative capacity along the entire Swiss banking value chain.

Strategic Directions

SIX sets standards in the financial sector and fosters international competition. Our four strategic directions point the way to a successful future.

Expansion of Business Volume

We extend our services, expand our business volume and keep prices competitive through the impact of scale effects.

Strengthening of Innovation Capacity

We work in close collaboration with our customers, we develop innovative solutions and we open up new prospects with the FinTech Incubator & Accelerator F10.

Industrialization of Business Model

Through increased efficiency and cost discipline SIX enhances its profitability. To do this, we gear our production models to additional volume and services.

Enhanced Ability for Transformation

We work in an agile way and seek ongoing development of SIX at all levels of the organization.

Systemic Importance

We are the backbone of the Swiss financial center. Without our high-performance platforms the Swiss economy would come to a standstill. Our systemically important services are monitored by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).

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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.