Raising debt capital with the Swiss Stock Exchange

The Leading International Listing Location for Bonds

With the Swiss Stock Exchange, you benefit from a debt capital market that is both large and truly international. Almost half of our listed bonds are issued by foreign issuers from around 40 jurisdictions across 5 continents.

Investors have a choice of around 2,000 listed bonds, around 1,500 bonds admitted to trading and a wide range of instruments, including straight bonds, floating-rate notes, convertibles, exchangeables, asset-backed securities and loan participation notes. What’s more, debt instruments can be listed and traded in all major currencies.

How to List a Bond

The Swiss Stock Exchange differentiates between "listing" and "admission to trading" for bonds.

  • Listing occurs upon application by the issuer and must be submitted by a recognized representative. It involves certain obligations on the issuer.
  • For bonds that are already listed on a recognized foreign exchange, there is the option of admission to trading, without having to go through the full listing process. The consent of the issuer is not required, and there are no obligations on the issuer.

Primary Debt Capital Market Report

Latest quarterly statistics and charts concerning the primary debt capital market.

Resources and Downloads

Sustainable investments are needed to transform the economy and to deliver on climate, environmental and social sustainability goals, including the Paris Agreement and more broadly the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Bonds as a major asset class play an integral role to achieve such goals and the market for Green, Social, Sustainability or Sustainability-linked bonds is growing rapidly both due to bottom-up (i.e. investor demand) as well as top-down drivers (i.e. board-level request and legislation). 

Since 2014, SIX has been a trading venue for Green bonds when the European Investment Bank listed the first Green bond on SIX. In 2019, Raiffeisen Schweiz followed with the first Sustainability bond and in fall 2020, Novartis listed the first Sustainability-linked bond on SIX. 

To help strengthening sustainable investing, to give sustainable bonds higher visibility and to facilitate investors’ search, a special flag has been introduced in the Bond Explorer that allows to filter either for Green, Sustainability or Sustainability-linked Bonds.

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