Outgoing requests made by FINMA

Swiss cooperation provisions allow FINMA to request foreign financial market supervisory authorities for assistance by passing on information is in their possession to FINMA. This helps FINMA to accelerate the implementation of financial market law. 

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) 

Outgoing requests for assistance made by FINMA by area (2014-2015)