The legal framework within which FINMA operates and performs it supervisory activities allows it considerable scope to establish its own priorities. Derived from its mandate, FINMA’s strategic goals set out those priorities and demonstrate how FINMA will fulfil its remit. These goals, which are reviewed every four years, reflect developments in the financial industry and the challenges they bring. The underlying strategy defined in each goal thus creates a link between FINMA’s legal mandate and its specific activities, giving the work performed by FINMA a longer-term focus. Furthermore, in "Key areas" FINMA sets out in concrete terms how it plans to implement the strategic goals over the next four years.
In autumn 2020, the FINMA Board of Directors formulated the ten goals for the strategy period from 2021 to 2024. Eight goals concern the protection of clients and the proper functioning of the markets. Two operational goals concern FINMA as an authority. The wording of the ten goals approved by the Federal Council on 18 November 2020 is documented in the FINMA publication "Strategic goals 2021 to 2024".
For a detailed overview of these ten goals, please consult the full text "Strategic goals 2021 to 2024".