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News releases AMF: 2016

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) warns the public about the "KEYSTONE FUND"

Published on October 24, 2016

The AMF is warning French investors about the “KEYSTONE FUND”. This Luxembourg alternative investment fund (AIF), which takes the form of a UCITS, is not authorised for sale in France.

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The Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution and the Autorité des Marchés Financiers warn the public against the activities of several websites and entities proposing Forex investments without being authorised to do so

Published on October 14, 2016

The ACPR and the AMF are publishing a list of new websites and entities offering investments on the unregulated foreign exchange (Forex) market in France, without authorisation to do so.

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The Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR) and the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) are simplifying and speeding up licensing procedures in the context of BREXIT

Published on September 28, 2016

As all players in the Paris financial market are gearing up for the challenges posed by Brexit, the Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR) and the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) are getting ready to welcome British-based institutions that wish to locate their business in France.

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The AMF is creating a dedicated welcome programme for management firms and FinTech companies based in the UK: AGILITY

Published on September 28, 2016

The AMF is pursuing its commitment to making the Paris financial market more appealing by launching AGILITY, a programme devoted to guiding financial firms through the French authorisation process. It will provide a range of services, notably helping financial firms authorised in the UK set up in France. With 2WeekTicket pre-authorisation, they can begin the process of opening offices in France in just two weeks.

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The Autorité des marchés financiers publishes a study on the barriers to cross-border distribution of investment funds in Europe

Published on September 19, 2016

While the large number of European passports in asset management shows that this measure is a success, the AMF‘s study highlights that impediments do remain to the distribution of investment funds, and also suggests ways of developing the cross-border offer in Europe and boosting investor confidence.

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The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) issues a public warning against the activities of unauthorised websites offering binary options trading

Published on September 14, 2016

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

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The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) consults on the future implementation of new MiFID II provisions on payments for research

Published on September 12, 2016

Ahead of the application of the new European regulatory framework on markets in financial instruments (MiFID II), the Autorité des Marchés Financiers is reflecting on the implementation of new provisions on payment for research used by professionals providing investment advice on an independent basis or portfolio management. The AMF is thus launching a public consultation on this topic that will run until 28 October 2016.

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Philippe Sourlas has been appointed to a senior position in the Asset Management directorate of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers

Published on September 2, 2016

Formerly head of a banking supervision division at the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR), Philippe Sourlas joined the AMF on 25 July 2016 to work alongside Xavier Parain as deputy director of AMF’s Asset Management directorate.

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The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) launches a consultation on the use of stress tests to help manage risk at asset management companies

Published on August 19, 2016

Stress tests are a major part of risk management for asset management companies. Regular stress testing is mandatory under national and European regulations, but the methods used vary according to the investment strategies and assets managed. The AMF has prepared a guide to help asset management companies implement and use stress tests. The consultation period for the guide runs until 30 September 2016.

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The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) bans Rodeler Limited ("24option") from providing financial services in France

Published on August 2, 2016

The service provider Rodeler Limited (regulated by the Cypriot financial regulatory agency) offers access to binary options, particularly Forex, through the website "http://www.24option.com/fr" and does not comply with certain professional obligations. The AMF has therefore decided to ban the company from providing services to both new and existing clients in France. This decision takes effect on Monday, 1 August 2016.

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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