Jörg Fischer had the vision for the creation of the Swiss Options and Financial Futures Exchange (Soffex), was instrumental in getting DTB Deutsche Terminbörse established, and masterminded the concept as well as the detailed blueprint for the first cross-border derivatives exchange, Eurex, launched in 1998, resulting from the merger of Soffex and DTB. He has played a crucial role in the creation of electronic derivatives markets in Europe.
Fischer began his distinguished career in banking and exchange business in 1975 at Credit Suisse, were he held various national and international management positions, including global head of securities trading. In 1989 he joined Bank J. Vontobel & Co AG as member of the executive board, was appointed CEO in 1995, and became chairman of the board of directors. He served as member, vice chairman and chairman of the board of directors of Soffex from 1986 to 1997, was chairman of the board of directors of Eurex from 1997 to 2002, when he became honorary chairman of Eurex. For many years he held the positions of chairman of the board of directors of Zurich Stock Exchange and the board of directors of SWX Swiss Exchange.
Fischer, who served as chairman, member of the board of directors, and member of the advisory board of other industry organizations, including Nasdaq, is chairman of Fistrat Consulting in Zug, Switzerland.