Joining SIX Swiss Exchange

Joining SIX Swiss Exchange

Highly Liquid Trading Segments, Rapid Admission, and Leading Trading Technology

A Unique Market with Outstanding Liquidity

As a participant on the Swiss Stock Exchange, you gain access to over 60,000 securities, including some of Europe’s most important blue-chip stocks such as Nestlé, Roche and Novartis.

As the reference market for this unique universe of securities, the Swiss Stock Exchange offers you the best order-book quality for Swiss securities, even at the largest volumes. The average size of trades in SMI securities is more than twice that of alternative trading platforms. And there are many more good reasons to trade with us.

And, you can also rely on some of the world’s most advanced trading technology, innovative trading services as well as first-class services and expert support. Because on the Swiss Stock Exchange, the future of trading is now.

Joining the Exchange: Easy and Efficient

We want new participants to start trading as soon as possible, so we designed our onboarding process to ensure rapid access to the exchange. Admission can be completed in as little as four weeks. Our specialists are always available to guide you through the process from setting up your trading infrastructure to testing and go-live. They will also help you select the most appropriate connectivity option for your business, your trading strategies and your level of market activity. Support from our experts is available on your premises or through our helpdesk.

World-Class Trading Technology

The Swiss Stock Exchange runs X-stream INET, one of the world’s fastest and most advanced trading technologies. Offering  an average latency of just 14 microseconds, efficient risk management, and outstanding capacity reserves, X-stream INET enables you to instantly implement your investment decisions.

Thanks to a wide range of interfaces and connectivity options to access the trading platform, both speed and capacity can be scaled to individual requirements.

Our Exceptional Securities Universe

On the Swiss Stock Exchange you get to trade across our exceptional range of attractive segments including: equities, bonds, Exchange Traded Funds, Sponsored Funds, Exchange Traded Products, traditional investment funds, and structured products.

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    Thanks to our highly efficient onboarding process, it is possible for institutions to start trading on SIX within just four weeks.

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For the use of the SWXess trading platform, various fees are charged to trading participants and reporting members.

For details on SIX fees, please refer to the following Lists of Charges:

SIX charges annual participation fees. For a direct access to the Exchange system, an additional access fee is charged.

SIX also charges a fee for all on-Exchange transactions and a reporting fee for the reception and processing of Trade Reports. The amount of the trading fee is calculated per transaction and participant and depends on the given participant's total trading turnover (money involved; ad valorem fee) and number of transactions.

For certain product segments, SIX makes available special trading capacity in the form of quotes per second (QPS), FIX transactions per second (FTPS) or OUCH transactions per second (OTPS). In return for payment of a monthly capacity fee, SIX can allocate additional trading capacity (QPS, FTPS or OTPS) for use by the participant.

Under certain circumstances, extraordinary fees, such as supervision and investigation fees, are payable.

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