|Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA)|
|Key People||Mark Branson, CEO|
The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) is Switzerland's financial markets regulator.
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.
FINMA is responsible for monitoring banks, insurance companies, stock exchanges, and other market participants in Switzerland, as well as enforcing Swiss financial markets laws.
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."
- Operational management. FINMA.
- How FINMA is organized. FINMA.
- How FINMA helps investors and individuals. FINMA.
- Switzerland sets out guidelines to support initial coin offerings. Financial Times.