News - SIX Swiss Exchange welcomes IMC
IMC, a leading global market maker, today joins the Swiss stock
exchange as a trading participant. IMC will match its cutting-edge trading technology with that of SIX Swiss
Exchange, as it trades on the highly liquid and efficient marketplace for Swiss and international securities.
Gregor Braun, Head Member Acquisition & Product Sales at SIX: "We are delighted to welcome IMC to
SIX Swiss Exchange, and we wish them a successful trading future with us here. We offer outstanding liquidity
across a wide range of attractive trading segments, as well as cutting-edge trading technology."
For more than 25 years, IMC has set the pace for the evolution of market making. When it launched in 1989 in
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, it was among the first to recognise the role of technology in making markets more
efficient. IMC is a technology-driven trading firm. It operates globally from offices in Europe, the US and
Asia Pacific, making markets in all major asset classes and on more than 100 trading venues.
Rick van Leeuwen, responsible for institutional trading in Europe for IMC: "Switzerland is an
important region for us and we are very excited to be providing our market making services for the benefit
of issuers and investors by connecting directly on the Swiss Exchange. Technology is critical to efficiently
and competitively provide liquidity. It has a direct link to creating tighter spreads, which is a major benefit
With the addition of IMC, the Swiss stock exchange now numbers 99 trading participants.
Quality begins with an attractive range of services
SIX Swiss Exchange offers the best order book quality in the world for Swiss securities. As the reference market
for over 40'000 securities and home market for some of Europe's most important blue chip
stocks such as Novartis, Roche or Nestlé, trading participants benefit from outstanding liquidity. In addition,
participants of the Swiss stock exchange trade with one of the world's most advanced and fastest trading technology.
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