The SIX Swiss Exchange is located in Zurich, the largest city of Switzerland. It is the biggest Swiss stock exchange of two and is widely seen as the country's principal exchange. It prides itself on being innovative and using financial technology at the highest level and it has become one of the main financial centers in the world. The exchange lists reliable, globally operating companies that are actively traded on the Swiss stock market such as Nestlé, Logitech, the Credit Suisse Group, Novartis and the Adecco Group.
Its stock market index is the Swiss Market Index (SMI). It is the most important in the country and made up of 20 of the largest and most liquid Swiss Performance Index (SPI) large and mid-cap stocks. SIX was among the first to launch electronic exchange trading and ceased floor trading altogether in 1996. Apart from stocks, other securities are offered such as government bonds and stock options. Together with Deutsche Börse, SIX was behind the creation of the Eurex, currently the world's third-largest derivatives exchange.