The crash of 1987
19 October 1987 goes down in stock market history worldwide as "Black Monday". It is the biggest economic crash to date after the Great Depression of 1929 and the Second World War. The massive losses on Wall Street will inevitably be felt on the Zurich Stock Exchange a little later. The Swissindex stock market barometer at the time – the predecessor of today's SMI – falls by 11.5 percent. The following Tuesday, there is a state of emergency on the Zurich Stock Exchange. Thanks to the telephone trading of the banks, the ring traders receive at least certain price indicators. The limits of trade "à la criée" are noticeably reached.
At the same time, Antoinette Hunziker-Ebneter begins her career in finance and risk management in 1987 with a licentiate in business administration at the University of St. Gallen (lic. oec. HSG). At Bank Leu, she is initially Head of Securities Trading and Sales in the Directorate until she joins the stock exchange in 1989. From one male domain to the next: in 1989 she becomes the first representative of a ring bank at the Zurich Stock Exchange.
Meanwhile, in 1988, a platform is created to combine trading in derivatives from the Swiss stock exchanges – Basel, Geneva and Zurich. At the same time, a new stock exchange building is built in Selnau in the middle of Zurich by 1992 – containing six rings. As early as 1995, the Geneva, Basel and Zurich stock exchanges merge to form the SWX Swiss Exchanges.
|1987 - 1992||Bank Leu, Member of the Executive Board, Head of Securities Trading and Sales|
|1995 - 2001/2||Head of the Swiss Stock Exchange SWX|
|2001 - 2002||virt-x, Head|
|2002 - 2005||Julius Baer, Head of Trading and Sales and Member of the Group Executive Board|
|2006 - 2014||BKW-FMB Energie AG, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors|
|2006 - today||Forma Futura Invest AG, founding partner and CEO|
|2011 - today||waterkiosk Foundation, Co-Founder and Vice President|
|2014 - 2015||Berner Kantonalbank (BEKB), Member of the Board of Directors|
|2015 - today||Berner Kantonalbank (BEKB), Chairwoman of the Board of Directors|