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SIX operates and develops infrastructure services in the securities and 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) and, with a workforce of some 4,000 employees and a global presence, it generated operating income in excess of CHF1.9 billion and group net profit of CHF207.2 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.

Data, the Future of Financial Information

This white paper examines the spectacular development of this new asset. The central questions are: On what data basis will investment decisions be made in the future? In what form will data exist and be used? What infrastructure will underlie it? These issues are discussed and analyzed in the…