IMC, a leading global market maker, today joins the Swiss stock exchange as a trading participant. IMC will match its cutting-edge trading technology with that of SIX Swiss Exchange, as it trades on the highly liquid and efficient marketplace for Swiss and international securities.
Gregor Braun, Head Member Acquisition & Product Sales at SIX: “We are delighted to welcome IMC to SIX Swiss Exchange, and we wish them a successful trading future with us here. We offer outstanding liquidity across a wide range of attractive trading segments, as well as cutting-edge trading technology.”
For more than 25 years, IMC has set the pace for the evolution of market making. When it launched in 1989 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, it was among the first to recognise the role of technology in making markets more efficient. IMC is a technology-driven trading firm. It operates globally from offices in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific, making markets in all major asset classes and on more than 100 trading venues.
Rick van Leeuwen, responsible for institutional trading in Europe for IMC: “Switzerland is an important region for us and we are very excited to be providing our market making services for the benefit of issuers and investors by connecting directly on the Swiss Exchange. Technology is critical to efficiently and competitively provide liquidity. It has a direct link to creating tighter spreads, which is a major benefit for end-investors.”
With the addition of IMC, the Swiss stock exchange now numbers 99 trading participants.
Quality begins with an attractive range of services
SIX Swiss Exchange offers the best order book quality in the world for Swiss securities. As the reference market for over 40’000 securities and home market for some of Europe’s most important blue chip stocks such as Novartis, Roche or Nestlé, trading participants benefit from outstanding liquidity. In addition, participants of the Swiss stock exchange trade with one of the world’s most advanced and fastest trading technology. Find out more on our website and in our participants factsheet[PDF].