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SIX Swiss Exchange

The SIX Swiss Exchange is a central link in the value chain of the Swiss financial marketplace. It organises, operates and regulates key aspects of Switzerland's capital market.

The commercial activities of the SIX Swiss Exchange encompass the following business fields: cash market operations, information products, the development and operation of fully electronic trading platforms, and the admission of securities to trading on the Exchange.

The SIX Swiss Exchange performs another key function by maintaining the regulatory framework for securities issuance and trading, as well as monitoring and enforcing compliance with these regulations. The SIX Swiss Exchange, whose legal form is that of an association, represents the interests of Switzerland's financial marketplace while defending the interests of all market participants.

The SIX Swiss Exchange is subject to Swiss law. The Federal Act on Stock Exchanges and Securities Trading (SESTA) prescribes the concept of self-regulation, which obligates the SIX Swiss Exchange to meet international standards in its regulatory activities. The SIX Swiss Exchange itself is supervised by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA.
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