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Published on April 13, 2016
The Autorité des Marchés Financiers issues authorisations to investment management companies. It is the AMF Asset Management Directorate that is in charge of reviewing authorisation applications and monitoring companies. It also provides support for professionals by publishing policies and practical guides on a regular basis.
The GECO database
The list of authorised investment management companies is available on the AMF website, in the GECO database. The database also includes data on investment products and financial investment advisors and provides access to the main information on each management company in activity (authorisation date, funds managed, etc.).
The AMF authorises and monitors investment management companies. These are investment firms whose main activity is discretionary portfolio management or exercising a collective management activity:The AMF authorises and monitors asset management companies. These are companies whose main activity is discretionary portfolio management or exercising a collective management activity:
Transposition of MiFID II: effects on the business of asset management companiesTransposing MiFID II has consequences for the business of asset management companies, both in terms of the rules that apply to the provision of investment services (a direct impact of the directive) and the organisation of companies based on the management activity they perform (impact associated with the move to separate asset management companies from investment firms). The AMF has published a guide to help asset management companies implement these changes. This guide can be downloaded by clicking “Read more” at the bottom of this page or by going to Publications > Guides > Professional
Certain legal entities may manage specific types of AIFs without necessarily being authorised as investment management companies. These are legal entities that exclusively manage “Other AIFs”, which are vehicles that meet the definition of AIFs but that are not UCITS:
These entities must register with the AMF in accordance with AMF Instruction 2013-21.