Small & Medium Enterprises – in short: SMEs – are the backbone of many economies, also in Switzerland. By increasing their know-how, improving their services, fostering innovation and creating jobs, they are crucial to economic growth and prosperity. To fuel this growth, SMEs are in need of funding – and regulated exchanges are a prime destination to raise capital, as Thomas Zeeb, Head Exchanges at SIX, pointed out in the “CEO Talk”.
Supporting SMEs and the Economy
In the TV show moderated by Martin Spieler, Thomas Zeeb explained how SIX Swiss Exchange has supported SMEs in the past and recently completed its offering with the dedicated new Sparks segment and associated services like the IPO Academy.
Thomas Zeeb also emphasized how new offerings in the listing space like Sparks and SPACs increase the attractiveness of the Swiss marketplace, as they not only provide growth opportunities for companies, but also additional choices for investors – whose protection is paramount for the Swiss stock exchange.