SIX operates and develops infrastructure services in the Securities & Exchanges, Payments and Financial Information business units with the aim of raising efficiency, quality and innovative capacity across the entire value chain of the Swiss financial centre. SIX is owned by its users (127 banks). With a workforce of some 4,000 employees and a presence in 23 countries, it generated operating income in excess of CHF 1.9 billion and Group net profit of CHF 207.2 million in 2017.
In the Financial Information business unit, SIX is a leading global provider with core competencies in reference and regulatory data. With offices in 23 countries, SIX combines the advantages of a local presence with global coverage in order to provide services for the asset management industry and global financial institutions. SIX aggregates financial information directly and in real time from 1,500 sources around the world and thereby covers all key international stock exchanges. Its database includes data and pricing information for more than 27 million instruments.
Furthermore, SIX helps compliance professionals meet the challenge of observing the many global economic sanctions, not only by simplifying the process of identifying securities but by keeping clients up-to-date as the political and regulatory situation evolves.