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News releases AMF: 2015

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) publishes its 2015 report on corporate governance and executive compensation

Published on November 9, 2015

In its 2015 annual report on corporate governance and compensation paid to senior executives of listed companies, the AMF broaches a number of topics including termination payments, director independence with regard to business relationships, and independence of the chairman of the board. Based on its observation of business practices, the AMF is issuing several recommendations to companies and calls on France’s professional associations to amend their governance code.

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AMF consultation on loan origination by investment funds

Published on October 22, 2015

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) is launching a public consultation on whether French investment funds should be permitted to lend directly to companies. Responses must be submitted by 4th December 2015.

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The AMF launches a new public consultation on the changes to make to its General Regulation following the transposition of the revised Transparency directive into French law

Published on October 8, 2015

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) is launching a second public consultation on the changes to make to Book II of its General Regulation concerning issuers and financial information in order to finalise the regulatory transposition of certain provisions of the revised Transparency directive. The responses are expected by 30 October 2015.

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Asset management companies and issuers of debt securities: AMF launches consultation on communication via social media

Published on October 5, 2015

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers is launching a public consultation to clarify its policy. The consultation will run until 13 November and aims to assist management companies, issuers of debt securities and their distributors in their communications via social media.

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The AMF gives its first AMF Young Researcher Award in economics

Published on September 29, 2015

The AMF has just given the first AMF Young Researcher Award in economics. The 2015 winner is Jean-Edouard Colliard, Assistant Professor in Finance at HEC. This award is meant to encourage academic research related to regulation and financial markets.

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The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) warns investors about GLOBAL METAL BROKER

Published on September 29, 2015

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) warns investors about investment offerings in France from the company GLOBAL METAL BROKER.

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The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) updates the list of unauthorised websites offering binary options trading

Published on September 25, 2015

The AMF is publishing a new updated list of websites offering binary options trading, for which no authorised investment services provider could be clearly identified.

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Claire Castanet appointed Executive Director of the AMF Retail Investor Relations Directorate

Published on September 18, 2015

Claire Castanet will lead the Retail Investor Relations Directorate starting 1 October 2015. She succeeds Natalie Lemaire, who is leaving the AMF after holding the position for five years. Natalie Lemaire will join BNP Paribas as the Compliance Division’s international head of client interests.

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The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) warns about persons using its name and logo and impersonating the Ombudsman and her deputy

Published on September 16, 2015

Savers have alerted the AMF to messages received about an alleged partnership between the regulator and a law firm, J & B Groupe, offering to help them recoup money invested in fraudulent investment schemes.

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Michel Combes’ terms of departure from Alcatel-Lucent: AMF letter and company reply

Published on September 11, 2015

Following the debate caused by Michel Combes’ departure from Alcatel-Lucent, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) has published the letter sent to the company on 31 July 2015, within the scope of its annual work on the application of the AFEP-MEDEF Code. Alcatel-Lucent replied to the AMF on 31 August 2015. These letters can be downloaded below. Moreover, for information purposes, on the date of sending its letter, the AMF had not yet been informed of the non-compete indemnity, the agreement for which was published on the company's site on 3 August 2015.

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Head of publications: Florence Gaubert, Executive Director of AMF Communication Directorate.
Contact: Communication Directorate – Autorité des marches financiers 17 place de la Bourse – 75082 Paris cedex 02