FINMA's supervisory role is clearly beneficial to the Swiss finance industry. It performs its supervisory duties by granting authorisation to financial institutions, monitoring their business activities once they have been licensed and enforcing financial market regulations at authorised and unauthorised institutions as well as those rules which apply to individuals. In terms of its content and scope, FINMA offers its staff a unique variety of assignments. Employees have the opportunity to shape issues which are often of fundamental importance and close to the pulse of the Swiss finance industry.
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Although FINMA deals with a wide variety of activities, it is a fairly small organisation with around 500 employees. Our employees therefore adopt a holistic approach to their work. They often take full responsibility for a subject area, a case or a supervised institution. This provides the opportunity to perform a wide range of activities and to interact with internal and external contacts, all of which is enriching and stimulating.
A great deal of interdisciplinary knowledge is required to successfully perform our duties. At FINMA auditors, lawyers, economists, mathematicians, actuaries, investment specialists and experts in a whole range of cross-divisional functions work together hand in hand. This cooperation on frequently highly topical issues allows our employees to broaden their perspectives and make valuable connections.
FINMA’s duties to authorise, supervise, enforce and work with regulatory proposals means good national and internal connections are required. Many of our employees are therefore active in Swiss and international specialist bodies or are in contact with supervisors in other countries. Depending on your function and duties, you too might soon be representing FINMA in dealings with our partners.