Barclays Bank Ireland has joined the Swiss stock exchange, a liquid marketplace for over 44,000 international and Swiss securities, and is now trading on SIX.
Gregor Braun, Head Sales Switzerland & Europe in the Business Unit Securities & Exchanges of SIX, says: “We are happy to welcome our first new member in 2019, which adds to our exceptional mix of trading participants.”
Barclays Bank Ireland plc is based in Dublin, where Barclays has been operating since 1978. It provides corporate banking services to corporate clients, including top-tier Irish corporations, multi-nationals and financial institutions. Its clients have access to corporate and investment banking and wealth and investment management services.
SIX is the reference market for some of Europe’s most important blue chip stocks and offers Swiss and international investors trading in over 44’000 securities, including Equities, Sponsored Foreign Shares, Bonds, Exchange Traded Funds, Exchange Traded Products, Sponsored Funds and Structured Products (as of 28 February 2019).
At present, 100 participants enjoy the outstanding order book quality as well as the technologically leading and reliable trading infrastructure of the Swiss stock exchange. In 2018, SIX managed to increase its market share in Swiss blue chip trading again – from 68.3 per cent to 70.6 per cent –, while the trading platform has been available 100 per cent of the time.