FINMA

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Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA)
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Founded 2009
Headquarters Bern, Switzerland
Key People Mark Branson, CEO
Employees 501-1000
Twitter @FINMA_media
LinkedIn Profile
Website FINMA Homepage

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) is Switzerland's financial markets regulator.[1]

Overview

FINMA was founded in 2009 by three Swiss institutions: the Swiss Federal Banking Commission (SFBC), the Federal Office of Private Insurance (FOPI), and the Anti-Money Laundering Control Authority (AMLCO). The establishment of FINMA was an attempt by Swiss regulators to consolidate the responsibility of supervising the financial markets to a single entity.[2]

FINMA is responsible for monitoring banks, insurance companies, stock exchanges, and other market participants in Switzerland, as well as enforcing Swiss financial markets laws.[3]

Cryptocurrency

Switzerland is considered to be a crypto-friendly nation for the most part; Johann Schneider-Ammann, the country's economics minister, claims that Switzerland wants "to be the crypto nation."[4]

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