The Investor Relations Handbook
of the Swiss Stock Exchange.

The Investor Relations Handbook
of the Swiss Stock Exchange.

This Is Your Updated Guide to Everything You Need to Know as an Issuer on the Swiss Stock Exchange.

Sustainability as a megatrend, financial crisis, stock market boom, the coronavirus pandemic, the war in Ukraine – during the ups and downs of the stock markets, the importance of the relations between companies and investors, what we call Investor Relations (IR), has grown significantly over the past two decades. The increased need for information, stricter regulations, and greater transparency demand specific specialist knowledge in how to communicate with the financial market. The quality of a company’s IR exerts a direct influence on investment behavior and the share price.

This practical handbook shows how IR officers can deal with these challenges and what instruments Investor Relations provides for this. This handy companion describes the current status of specialist knowledge and offers an insight into professional IR as a part of corporate strategy. In the compact guide you will find an excerpt from the handbook.

In addition, since the end of 2022, the handbook has included the chapter “IR & Sustainability”. It contains several contributions from sustainability experts that are relevant for listed companies. The focus topics are intended to answer questions that have emerged in numerous discussions with representatives from various companies.

How companies can do the right thing on the stock market and, moreover, know why - that should be made a little easier for you by reading this guide.

Vera Sokulskyj, Head Issuer Relations, Primary Markets, SIX Swiss Exchange

Why Is the Investor Relations Handbook Important for You?

Strategic Corporate Communication

Investor Relations is a field of action in strategic corporate communication. It describes the management by a stock corporation of its relations with investors.


The primary goal of Investor Relations is to optimize the company’s market valuation or its equity financing.

Managing Relations

Maintaining close relations with institutional investors also helps.


A good Investor Relations and communication program starts with a good analysis. What strengths and weaknesses does the company have from an investor’s perspective?

Strategic Relevance

Investor Relations gains strategic relevance in exceptional situations, such as transactions (M&A), the emergence of shareholder activists, and in crises.

Definition and Targets

The actual and target status of the Investor Relations objectives is identified and the target groups, perception, instruments and communication principles are defined in the Investor Relations strategy.