News releases AMF: 2017

The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) issues a public warning against the activities of unauthorized websites offering binary options trading

Published on December 14, 2017

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

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The AMF affirms its commitment to sustainable finance on Climate Finance Day

Published on December 11, 2017

For some years, the AMF has been monitoring non-financial information reporting by listed companies and management companies. It is playing its part in the sustainable finance debate currently taking place within Europe.

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Socially responsible investing (SRI): The AMF publishes a new stocktaking of practices in the collective investment industry

Published on December 7, 2017

Since publishing its first SRI report in 2015, the AMF has noted an improvement in investor disclosures and is issuing new recommendations. The regulator has also prepared a first assessment of application by management companies of the Energy Transition for Green Growth Act.

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Buying Bitcoin: the AMF and the ACPR issue a warning to savers

Published on December 4, 2017

In view of the rapid appreciation in value of Bitcoin in recent weeks and its volatility, the Autorité des marchés financiers and the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution reminds of the risks associated with investing in these speculative assets.

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The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is publishing a list on its website of unauthorized companies proposing atypical investments witout being authorized to do so

Published on December 1, 2017

Wine, forests, photovoltaic panels, works of art or diamonds: intermediation in miscellaneous assets may cover several sectors. Since July 2017, the AMF has been providing a list of unauthorized diamond investments platforms: this list is now including other miscellaneous assets proposals.

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The AMF issues a warning about the website

Published on November 30, 2017

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers is alerting the public to the activities of the website which encourages savers to invest in various fraudulent investment solutions and abusively uses the label "Plate-forme de financement participatif régulée par les autorités françaises" without the required authorization.

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The AMF publishes its annual report on corporate governance, executive compensation, internal control and risk management

Published on November 22, 2017

The fourteenth edition of this annual report reviews current regulatory topics – application of the revised AFEP-MEDEF code and the legal "say on pay" regime, modification of the French and European normative framework, and in-depth and statistical developments on many themes – and examines the transparency of 60 listed companies. The regulator notes continuous improvement by companies, and takes the opportunity to issue new recommendations and present new areas for discussion.

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The AMF consults on changes to its General Regulation in preparation for MiFID II

Published on November 2, 2017

The AMF is holding a public consultation on changes to Books III and V of its General Regulation, which deal with investment services providers and market infrastructures respectively. This marks the final stage before implementation of the new framework for markets in financial instruments on 3 January 2018.

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The AMF attributes its 2017 Young Researcher in Economics Award

Published on October 31, 2017

The AMF launched the Young Researcher Award in 2015 with the aim of supporting academic research on topics related to regulation and the financial markets. This year the prize is being awarded to Tristan Roger, assistant professor at Université Paris Dauphine.

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The AMF, a recognised and respected authority that must evolve towards greater assistance

Published on October 30, 2017

The Autorité des marchés financiers has published the results of an image study conducted in May with investment services providers, investment management companies and listed companies. The conclusions of this study will add to the ongoing reflection on its future strategic plan.

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Contact: Communication Directorate – Autorité des marches financiers 17 place de la Bourse – 75082 Paris cedex 02