How We Govern
Board of Directors
The supreme governing body of SIX comprises ten non-executive members.
Operational business is the responsibility of the Executive Board, made up of the CEO, the CFO and the Business Unit Heads.
Risk and Security
The comprehensive risk management system of SIX takes account of the complexity of finance.
SIX Group Ltd (SIX) is an unlisted public limited company based in Zurich. The company is owned by around 120 domestic and international financial institutions, which are also the main users of its services. The shares are distributed such that no single owner or type of bank has an absolute majority.
A shareholders’ agreement ensures that the ownership structure remains stable over the long term. Shares may only be transferred on a limited basis. The Board of Directors must approve any change to the shareholder structure. In accordance with the “user-owned, user-governed” principle, the composition of the Board of Directors reflects the user and ownership structure.
SIX is divided into four business units: Securities & Exchanges, Banking Services, Financial Information and Innovation & Digital. This enables the seamless handling of securities transactions.
SIX operates in a challenging and sensitive regulatory environment. The need to respect and comply with laws, regulations and local requirements goes without saying for us.
Monitoring and Regulation
SIX operates the infrastructure of the Swiss financial market: Without our high-performance platforms the Swiss economy would come to a standstill. Government monitoring and self-regulation therefore represent fundamental controls.