News releases AMF: 2017

AMF appoints Natasha Cazenave as Managing Director

Published on September 14, 2017

Expert in the field of asset management policy and related financial stability issues and an active representative of the AMF in international bodies, Natasha Cazenave is promoted Managing Director, Head of the Policy and International Affairs Directorate. She takes over from Guillaume Eliet, who left the AMF after twelve years in regulatory policy to join Euroclear.

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The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) warns the public against the activities of “Naftoil” and its director Mr Raphael Comté proposing investments services without being authorized to do so

Published on September 12, 2017

Following a number of questions from savers about Naftoil, the AMF draws the attention of the public to the activities of this company and its director Mr Raphaël Comté.

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Robert Ophèle appointed chairmain of the Autorité des marchés financiers

Published on July 25, 2017

Robert Ophèle was appointed Chairman of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers by Decree of the French President from the 1st of August 2017. He will replace Gérard Rameix whose term will expire on the 31st of July.

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The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is publishing a list on its website of unauthorized diamond investments platforms

Published on July 24, 2017

The AMF is warning the public about proposals to invest in diamonds without complying with the new regulation. A list of these websites is now available on the AMF website.

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AMF and SFC sign MoU on France-Hong Kong Mutual Recognition of Funds

Published on July 10, 2017

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on France-Hong Kong Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF), which will allow eligible French UCITS funds and Hong Kong public funds to be distributed to retail investors in each other’s market through a streamlined authorization process.

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The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) warns the public against the activities of engaging in unauthorized investment services

Published on July 5, 2017

The validity and reliability of the investment services offered by appears to be uncertain.

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The AMF publishes its 2017 Risk Outlook

Published on July 3, 2017

The AMF is publishing its report on the main risks to markets, savings, collective investments and financing of the economy. Released at the mid-point of the year, the mapping highlights the risks of a swift increase in interest rates, asset repricing and weakening of international coordination in financial market regulation.

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The AMF is holding a consultation on application of the pre- and post-trade transparency mechanisms provided for under MiFID 2, the new framework for markets in financial instruments

Published on June 30, 2017

Europe’s Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) introduces transparency requirements for buying and selling interests on trading venues and for the terms of executed transactions. The regulation also provides for a number of possible waivers to these rules. The AMF is holding a public consultation on implementing these waivers in France.

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

Published on June 29, 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 Autorité des marchés financiers and the Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution warn the public against the activities of several websites and entities proposing forex investments without being authorised to do so

Published on June 28, 2017

The AMF and the ACPR 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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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