FINMA’s supervisory activity requires it to deal with a broad range of regulatory issues related to financial market. This involves FINMA analysing the behaviour of individual companies, conducting investigations and intervening in ongoing supervision or (if supervision proves to be insufficient) initiating enforcement proceedings.
FINMA can also draw up anonymised, summarised supervisory reports. These publicise measures affecting more than one institution or which the general public or supervised institutions in general need to know about. FINMA also reports on developments of particular public interest. Its topical reports are generally accompanied by a press release on its website. FINMA's own conduct may even be the subject of supervisory reports if, for instance, Parliament commissions investigations into this.