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SIX Swiss Exchange Liquidnet Service

SIX Swiss Exchange Liquidnet Service

John WhiteEmail: john.white@six-group.comTel: +44 207 864 4338

The SIX Swiss Exchange Liquidnet Service (SLS) provides access to a non-displayed liquidity pool characterised by efficient block trading with mid-point matching and no market impact. Participants of the exchange interact with both each other and Liquidnet’s clients, which include over 350 institutional buy-side investors active in European markets.

Connecting the execution venues of SIX Swiss Exchange (SSX) and Liquidnet, SLS facilitates greater block execution and the pool includes a mix of sell-side sourced algorithmic flow.

Functionality and order types

SLS supports market and limit orders pegged at the
mid-point of the primary market and offers a minimum fill quantity
functionality to support block trading.

Access and participation

All SSX participants can trade directly in SLS without additional
contractual agreements, using their existing infrastructure and connection.

Instruments traded

SLS gives SSX
participants access to over 4,200 equities listed in 11 countries: Austria,
Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden,
Switzerland and the UK.

Order protection

SLS is operated under the rules of SSX and trading
is actively monitored in real-time by the market control unit of SSX to ensure

Connectivity/sharing agreements

SLS is a partnership between SSX and Liquidnet.
There are no liquidity sharing arrangements with other pools.

SSX publishes all SLS executions immediately with trade
type ‘LN’. Orders are executed as an ‘on exchange, off order book’ trades and
reported to members alongside their other SSX trading activity. SLS activity is
also included, as required, in reports to the Swiss regulator and participants’
anonymity is guaranteed at all times.

Future developments

The product features and coverage of SLS will be developed in accordance with member requirements.