FINMA pursues a policy of broad-based, detailed communication with the general public. Its aim is to ensure the transparency of FINMA's supervisory activity. The information that FINMA provides on general supervisory issues is presented in summarised and anonymised form.
Strategic goals and annual reports and financial statements
FINMA publishes the strategic goals
adopted by its Board of Directors. These set out the key aspects of its supervisory activity for the medium and long term. Its annual reports and financial statements
are published to meet FINMA's accountability obligation.
Topical supervisory issues
FINMA publishes information on topical supervisory issues in regular reports
; these also contain aggregated statistics. Its other forms of publication are addresses and news articles
, discussion papers
and fact sheets
. Specific information for the media
is published under a separate heading.
Communication on regulation, companies and individuals
Before issuing its own ordinances or circulars, FINMA opens detailed consultations
for the stakeholders.
FINMA is only permitted to provide information on specific companies and individuals if there is sufficient public interest. Press releases are normally used for this purpose.