COVID-19 affects us all. As Switzerland’s systemically important financial market infrastructure, our role is to ensure the uninterrupted functioning of the Swiss Stock Exchange, our mission-critical interbank payments clearing systems and our international data services. Continuous access to these services contributes to the reputation for stability and trustworthiness for which Switzerland and its financial markets are renowned.
To achieve this, SIX is wherever possible in split operations mode which ensures active redundancy of systems as well as socially distances our people for their health and well-being. To further protect our employees, all of our offices in Switzerland – and where appropriate around the world – are closed and we are advising our teams to work from home.
These moves have been implemented seamlessly and all systems continue to function normally – despite vast fluctuations in market activity across all segments of our business.