FINMA bulletins and special bulletins

FINMA publishes a selection of key rulings in printed bulletins, a practice also observed by the Swiss Federal Court and the Swiss Federal Administrative Court. In addition to certain FINMA rulings, they contain decisions handed down by the two courts that are relevant to FINMA's work. Special bulletins focusing on specific issues are also published.

FINMA bulletins are directed at a wide circle of specialists, setting out in detail key, legally binding rulings issued by FINMA and decisions made by the Swiss Federal Court and the Swiss Federal Administrative Court that shape FINMA practice.

Bulletins: rulings and judgements summarised

Some of the considerations on rulings and decisions are summarised and published. They are preceded by a brief description of the content and a summary of the circumstances. Any Swiss Federal Court or Swiss Federal Administrative Court decision reproduced in FINMA bulletins includes those courts’ own brief description of content; here too, the circumstances may be summarised.

Rulings published in FINMA bulletins are generally anonymised. Rulings on a company’s dissolution or initiation of bankruptcy proceedings against it are, however, only anonymised if individuals are involved. Reproduction of court decisions in the FINMA bulletins precisely mirrors the form and manner in which the courts publish them.

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Bulletins: contents overview

Special bulletins: contents overview

FINMA publishes special bulletins at irregular intervals containing contributions on specific supervisory issues such as regulations and relevant documentation, reports and presentations.