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Financial Market Regulations

On 6 January 2016, the Federal Cabinet adopted the government draft of the First Act Amending Financial Market Regulations. This act mainly serves to adjust national legislation to new European provisions. The latter are intended to strengthen the integrity and transparency of capital markets and improve investor protection. More : Financial Market Regulations

BaFin is undergoing restructuring

From 1 January 2016, large parts of BaFin will be reorganised, partly as a result of new duties in areas such as consumer protection. BaFin President Felix Hufeld explains the key changes and talks about the advantages brought by the new organisational structure. More : BaFin is undergoing restructuring

Colleges of supervisors

Colleges of supervisors, that are made up of employees of the competent supervisory authorities, have been in place in the European Union for a good 16 years. This cooperation is now reaching a new level of quality with the launch of the new European supervisory regime Solvency II. More : Colleges of supervisors

Interview with Dr Frank Grund

Frank Grund has been Chief Executive Director of Insurance and Pension Funds Supervision at BaFin since the start of October. In an interview, Grund explains what his first few weeks in the job have been like for him, where he sees the biggest challenges of the coming months, and in what ways his experience from the private sector can be of benefit to him. More : Interview with Dr Frank Grund

Securities compliance

If you type "compliance" into Google, you get more than 350 million hits. Googling "securities compliance" yields just over 109,000 results. This relatively low number, however, is deceptive: nowhere has compliance been in the spotlight for longer than in the securities business and nowhere is it more regulated. More : Securities compliance

Supervision

Aufsicht

Here you will find topics such as the authorisation of banks and insurance undertakings, risk management or bans on short selling as well as information on investments, prospectuses, capital requirements and anti-money laundering.

International

Internationales

Find out here about the European supervisory structure, international regulation through Solvency II and Basel III, the stress tests and surveys carried out at the EU level and BaFin’s global and bilateral cooperation activities.

International bodies

Consumers

Verbraucher

We answer frequently asked questions and provide you with information on key consumer issues such as investment here. You will also find details of who to complain to and contacts if you are having problems with a company or undertaking.

BaFin

Die BaFin

If you have any questions about BaFin itself, you can find out here about the functions and history of BaFin, how it is funded, job vacancies and media contacts. You will also find further details on the executive and staff.