SIX Swiss Exchange is a leading exchange in Zurich, Switzerland. Formerly known as, SWX Swiss Exchange, the company trades in an array of securities including bonds, options, and derivatives. The exchange operates on a blue-chip index called the Swiss Market Index that holds more than 20 most liquid equity securities that rely on free-float market capitation.
The company is the pioneer exchange worldwide to offer a fully-fledged electronic trading platform for clearing and settlements in 1995. It is controlled by a group of banks that manages and regulates its activities.