FINMA publishes two types of report: reports on current issues and periodic reports. Owing to statutory restrictions (Art. 22 FINMASA in particular), FINMA is only permitted to provide information on proceedings taken against specific companies or individuals in exceptional cases. FINMA's reports are thus generally anonymised to protect the personal rights of the individuals affected. They mainly contain aggregate figures in order to safeguard the supervised institutions’ professional secrecy.
FINMA publishes topical reports whenever necessary to inform the supervised sectors of issues relevant for them. These supervisory reports cover the full range of aspects from authorisation, supervision and enforcement to regulation and issues related to FINMA as an authority.
FINMA's periodic reports are generally published once a year. Since spring 2015, FINMA has published an annual enforcement report. FINMA's report on the insurance market is published in the early summer of each year, providing general information on the sector. In early autumn, FINMA publishes its financial reporting on the second pillar, setting out key aggregated figures from private life insurance companies.