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.
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.
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.
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.
SIX in Figures
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.