The attractiveness of Switzerland as a business location is a consequence of the interplay of many
mutually reinforcing factors. Switzerland has occupied a top position in the heart of Europe for decades
in terms of innovation, competitiveness and political and economic stability. And it is one of the world's
most important trading venues for capital and commodities.
Location-specific attributes - such as the ease of access to public authorities and
availability of highly qualified workers - have a favorable influence on the Swiss
financial center, which, thanks to its international links and smoothly functioning
capital market, adds to the attractiveness of Switzerland as hub for business activities.
Pure and simple economic factors also play a significant role in a company's choice of
location. An internationally oriented and potent capital market with a world-class
securities exchange - elements that Switzerland most certainly affords - are extremely
important for companies that seek to finance their growth and secure their long-term
Switzerland has the highest per-capita density of bio- and medtech companies in the world.
The reason for that can be found in decades of fruitful interaction between the venerable
Swiss pharmaceutical/biotech/medtech industry and the locally based financial institutions.
Switzerland is also a leader in the financial services industry. The financial sector has a long
tradition on the Swiss Exchange and is strongly represented by global sector leaders such as Credit
Suisse and UBS, and by Swiss Re and Zurich Insurance in the insurance field.
Added value of a listing
Find out more about the advantages of the Swiss financial center and the added value of
a listing on SIX Swiss Exchange in our latest film.
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"Going Public on SIX Swiss Exchange"
is a publication from the stock exchange, which will provide potential issuers
with a practical guide containing all the information they need to know.
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