Switzerland as a financial center: the key points at a glance

Switzerland as a financial center: the key points at a glance
Entrance hall of the SIX Swiss Exchange

Switzerland is one of the world's leading financial centers, whether it be for asset management, insurance, or as a trading platform for commodities. Thanks to the high density of international and local financial service providers, companies from other industries have access to a sophisticated liquid capital market and modern financial infrastructure. There is also a broad range of project financing and investment consulting services on offer. A variety of support is also provided for assessing risks, as well as for mergers and takeovers.

Companies planning an IPO receive access via the Swiss stock exchange (SIX Swiss Exchange) to investors with substantial capital within Switzerland and abroad. Switzerland, being an attractive trading center, is especially interesting for companies from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical technology industries. The SIX Swiss Exchange is the most important Life Sciences stock exchange in Europe with a trading volume of 350 billion euros, followed by the LSE Group (200 billion euros) and NYSE Euronext (125 billion euros). The Berne eXchange (BX) offers a cost-effective and issuer-friendly alternative trading platform for small and medium-sized companies. 

In addition to banking, the insurance business is also one of Switzerland’s most important sectors. With its value added reaching CHF 28.3 billion, the insurance companies make an above-average contribution to the country's economic performance. 

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Switzerland is one of the world's leading financial centers, whether it be for asset management, insurance, or as a trading platform for commodities. Thanks to the high density of international and local financial service providers, companies from other industries have access to a sophisticated liquid capital market and modern financial infrastructure. There is also a broad range of project financing and investment consulting services on offer. A variety of support is also provided for assessing risks, as well as for mergers and takeovers.

Companies planning an IPO receive access via the Swiss stock exchange (SIX Swiss Exchange) to investors with substantial capital within Switzerland and abroad. Switzerland, being an attractive trading center, is especially interesting for companies from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical technology industries. The SIX Swiss Exchange is the most important Life Sciences stock exchange in Europe with a trading volume of 350 billion euros, followed by the LSE Group (200 billion euros) and NYSE Euronext (125 billion euros). The Berne eXchange (BX) offers a cost-effective and issuer-friendly alternative trading platform for small and medium-sized companies. 

In addition to banking, the insurance business is also one of Switzerland’s most important sectors. With its value added reaching CHF 28.3 billion, the insurance companies make an above-average contribution to the country's economic performance. 

Download the fact sheet on Switzerland as a financial center

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December 05, 2016
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