Under Article 42 Abs. 1 FINMASA, FINMA may ask foreign financial market supervisory authorities to provide information about unauthorised financial intermediaries and the supervision of markets and institutions (requests for assistance). This generally involves investigations relating to stock exchange regulations on market conduct. In 2015, FINMA made 38 requests for assistance, of which 20 were related to unauthorised activity and 15 to market supervision.
Outgoing requests for assistance made by FINMA by area (2011–2015)