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SIX Swiss Exchange head Reuss to depart after 15 years

Werner Bürki will take over on an interim basis

Theo Andrew

SIX Swiss

SIX Swiss Exchange head Christian Reuss is set to depart after 15 years with the firm.

Werner Bürki, head of trading at SIX Swiss Exchange, will take on Reuss’s role on an interim basis, the stock exchange confirmed.

Ruess joined the business in 2009 as the joint venture CEO of SIX Structured Product Exchange, formerly Scoach, a trading platform owned by Deutsche Boerse and SIX.

He was made CEO of the SIX Structured Product Exchange in 2013, at the same time he was appointed a managing director and member of the management committee for SIX Swiss Exchange.

In October 2020, he was named head of Six Swiss Exchange, overseeing the exchange’s rise to one of the top three ETF trading venues in Europe and one of the largest for crypto products globally.

Leading teams across Zurich and London, Reuss oversaw the SIX trade and post-trade sales effort and primary and secondary markets.

Prior to joining SIX, he spent over seven years at Goldman Sachs as an executive director in its equities division.

In a statement, SIX said: “We can confirm that after 15 years Christian has decided to leave the company.Ad interim Werner Bürki, head of trading at SIX Swiss Exchange, will take over.”

Bürki joined the business over 23 years ago, spending 16 years as head of business development and services before being made head of trading in 2018.

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