Business Units

SIX offers products and services for securities trading, stock market transactions, financial information and payment transactions in five business units: Securities & Exchanges, Payments, Financial Information, Innovation & Digital and Cards.

Securities & Exchanges

Bringing the Swiss Exchanges and Securities Services together combines the dynamism of one of Europe’s foremost exchanges with the stability and reliability of one of the most respected post-trade service providers in the industry. The resulting SIX business unit is now a powerful single source for Swiss and international clients for listing, trading and posttrade solutions.

To Securities & Exchanges


Payments establishes a competence center for operation, development and increased innovation in Swiss payment transactions. It focuses on the infrastructure required for interbank payments, connection to the SEPA area, and card-based and mobile payment transactions.

To Payments

Financial Information

Financial Information is a leading global provider of financial information with core expertise in reference and regulatory data, especially corporate actions. With offices around the world, SIX combines the advantages of local expertise with global reach to serve the wealth and asset management industry as well as global financial institutions.

To Financial Information

Innovation & Digital

SIX consolidates its innovation organization into a new business unit. Innovation & Digital is set to become the innovative drive behind new infrastructure services for the Swiss financial center.

To Innovation & Digital


Cards offers traders and international financial institutions secure and stable solutions along the entire value chain of cashless payment transactions.

To Cards

SIX in Figures

employees with 55 different nationalities work at SIX worldwide
countries in which SIX has a branch office
10.9 mn
card transactions are carried out every day through SIX Payment Services
27.3 mn
financial instruments are in the database of SIX Financial Information
5.4 bn
CHF was the average daily turnover on SIX Swiss Exchange in 2017
93.4 bn
CHF is the amount of capital that companies obtained through SIX in 2017

Operating Income

SIX remains 2017 strong operationally in an environment that continues to be challenging. With CHF 1,944.6 million operating income is up 5.8%.

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 media release on the annual results 2017 and read the Annual Report 2017
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.