FINMA is tasked with protecting investors, creditors and policyholders. It also ensures that the financial markets in Switzerland function properly. Part of its statutory mandate is therefore to publish information for individuals, issue public warnings and receive well-founded complaints from the public about licence holders.
Supervision of the financial market and financial institutions
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find information about protection from unauthorised providers
Supervision of the financial market and financial institutions: This video explains FINMA's role and its main responsibilities.
Fraudulent and illegal service providers who are intent on making money out of unsuspecting investors are a constant factor on the financial market. This video gives practical tips on how you can protect yourself against them.
Supervision of the financial sector calls for a strong, competent, independent regulator. This brochure illustrates how FINMA meets those criteria.
You should be distrustful of high return assurances of 5%, 6% or even more.
If you are promised quick, guaranteed market returns over the phone, you should exercise caution.