Every financial instrument listed for trading on SIX needs amongst other identifiers a so
called valor symbol (a unique value). This is an alphanumeric code consisting of maximally 6 characters.
Well known symbols are "ROG", "NESN", etc.
Valor Symbols for Structured Products
Since June 2016 structured products require a symbol with 6 alpha-numeric characters allowing a simple,
clearly visible distinction from other asset classes. The symbol must fulfill the following requirements:
chosen symbol ends on the specific (combination of) letter(s) dedicated to the respective issuer
(see dedicated symbol pools below).
chosen symbol is still free and not yet used by a different tradable instrument.
chosen symbol does not end on "X" (reserved for XBTR securities).
Dedicated Symbol Pools
Banque Cantonale Vaudoise
Cornèr Bank Lugano
HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG
Bank J. Safra Sarasin
Bank Julius Bär & Co. AG
Leonteq Securities AG
Luzerner Kantonalbank AG
Neue Helvetische Bank
Notenstein La Roche Privatbank AG
Bank Vontobel AG
Issuers can request a dedicated symbol pool via mail to .