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Symbols

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

Issuer Symbol Ending
Banque Cantonale VaudoiseBC
Basler KantonalbankKB
BNP ParibasBP
CommerzbankCB
Cornèr Bank LuganoCBL
Credit SuisseCS
Deutsche BankDB
EFG InternationalFG
HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AGHS
Bank J. Safra SarasinJS
Bank Julius Bär & Co. AGJB
Leonteq Securities AGTQ
Luzerner Kantonalbank AGLK
Neue Helvetische BankHB
Notenstein La Roche Privatbank AGNP
RaiffeisenRCH
Société GénéraleSG
UBSU
Bank Vontobel AGV
Zürcher KantonalbankZ
Other issuers SP

Issuers can request a dedicated symbol pool via mail to .