SIX x-clear Ltd approved as a Financial Market Infrastructure (FMI) provider effective 28 March 2018

The banking license previously in force is no longer necessary and has been returned with immediate effect. Nevertheless, SIX x-clear remains subject to supervision by FINMA and the Swiss National Bank (SNB) for services of systemic importance.

Michael Ripken, Head Post-Trading, Member of the Management Committee, Securities & Exchanges: “Apart from segregation which directly affects SIX x-clear’s clients (Art. 54 FMIA), the FMIA does not change anything with regard to our service offering. Regarding segregation in particular, we have made all the necessary changes to enable our clients to fulfill their obligations under the FMIA.”


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SIX operates and develops infrastructure services in the Securities & Exchanges, Payments and Financial Information business units with the aim of raising efficiency, quality and innovative capacity across the entire value chain of the Swiss financial center. SIX is owned by its users (127 banks). With a workforce of some 4,000 employees and a presence in 23 countries, it generated operating income in excess of CHF 1.9 billion and Group net profit of CHF 207.2 million in 2017.