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, 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 expect.
Discover the structured product offering of SIX.
Dr. Christian Bahr, Head Index & iNAV Services, and Denis Meier Fehr, Head Index Sales, 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, 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 world’s first fully integrated platform for trading, settlement, and custody of digital assets in a secure and regulated environment.
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