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 2020, FINMA made 21 requests for assistance, with 10 involving licence holders, five related to unauthorised activity and six to market supervision.
Outgoing requests for assistance made by FINMA by area (2019–2020)