It is the financial center of Europe and the world.

An excerpt from the article 45 facts about Switzerland

Trust in this country was built on neutrality since 1815 and the principle of inviolability of banking secrecy.

Swiss gold reserves amount to 83 million jewelry ounces and foreign exchange is estimated at approximately USD 6•1012. There are over 630 banks operating here, 5 of which are among the largest in the world. There are numerous world-famous insurance companies and 6 stock exchanges operating here.