The BX Berne eXchange is a securities exchange in Bern, Switzerland. The BX has a long history, having been founded in 1880. The exchange switched from an open outcry trading floor to a phone-based exchange in 1991 and became fully electronic in 2002.
The exchange lists more than 20 companies, including major players in the Swiss manufacturing, retail and real estate markets. It also lists growth-orientated small and medium-sized Swiss companies.
Five major Swiss banks act as market participants. Like the Swiss Exchange (SIX), the Bern stock exchange is regulated by Swiss financial regulator FINMA and is subject to Swiss law. The Stuttgart Stock Exchange holds a majority stake in the Berne eXchange.
Securities traded on the BX include stocks, bonds and investment fund shares. Additionally, the BX also lists international securities through its BX Swiss exchange which facilitates trade in securities issued by close to 1700 companies (Swiss and non-Swiss) in Swiss francs. Read more about trading on the BX Berne Exchange here.
The Bern Exchange Index (BIRW) tracks the performance of stocks listed on the exchange.
Trading hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CET (UTC+1)
Settlement cycle: T+2