News - Seismic Shifts Ahead
The successful 2019 edition of the biggest financial fair in Switzerland allowed SIX to provide visitors at its booth
as well as attendees of its panels and presentations with valuable insights into the future.
In panels on structured products moderated by André Buck, Global Head Sales at Securities & Exchanges, SIX, the
participants looked back on 2018 in order to provide the audience with potential learnings for 2019. In a year marked
by high volatility, structured products proved their strengths in terms of flexibility and short time-to-market, which
allow them to perform well in any market environment provided that clients are sure about which scenario they
Discover the structured product offering of SIX.
Dr. Christian Bahr, Head Index & iNAV Services, and Denis Meier Fehr, Head Index Sales, from Financial Information,
SIX, talked about the future of reference interest rates. As the controversial LIBOR standard will only be supported
until 2021, the presentation focused on SARON, calculated by SIX, which has provided an alternative for the Swiss
franc market since as far back as 2009 and offers numerous advantages.
SARON - the new Swiss franc benchmark.
The future not only of the Swiss financial marketplace, but the finance industry as a whole, was discussed on a panel
on blockchain and crypto assets. Valerio Roncone, Head Future Business at Securities & Exchanges, SIX, gave an
update on SIX Digital Exchange (SDX). He emphasized that there can be no doubt about the huge potential of tokenisation
and the relevance of new technology for the future of the financial industry. SDX is a SIX company that is building the
worlds first fully integrated platform for trading, settlement, and custody of digital assets in a secure and
Read more on the securities exchange of the future.
Impressions from FINANZ19
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