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News releases AMF: 2014

The AMF warns investors against the activities of CAC Invest

Published on October 22, 2014

The AMF draws the public’s attention to the activities of CAC Invest, noting in particular that the company is not authorized to provide investment services on French territory.

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The AMF warns of the dangers of forex market trading for individual investors

Published on October 13, 2014

Alerted by a growing number of complaints from investors and many advertisements for investors to trade in the online foreign exchange (forex or FX) market, the AMF has begun an online publicity campaign to increase public awareness of the risks of trading in the forex market. It has also published an exclusive study that evaluates returns from forex investments for the first time.

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The AMF inaugurates the AMF Young Researcher Award

Published on October 6, 2014

With the goals of strengthening its ties with academia and encouraging studies related to financial regulation, the AMF has decided to establish a “Young Researcher Award”. In the amount of €3,000, the award will acknowledge the best research on economic and financial topics of concern to the regulator.

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The AMF warns about a website that is fraudulently using its name and visual identity

Published on September 26, 2014

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) draws the public’s attention to a website styling itself as the “Autorité et Contrôle des Marchés Financiers”.

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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 September 25, 2014

The Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) and the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) are publishing a new updated list of websites and entities offering investments on the unregulated foreign exchange (Forex) market in France, without authorisation to do so. This news release is the tenth warning issued by the AMF and ACPR since 7 July 2011 (*) .

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AMF submits proposed IPO amendments for public consultation

Published on September 25, 2014

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) is holding a public consultation until 22 October 2014 on proposals by a working group set up in March to review the framework for initial public offerings (IPOs) in France. The aim is to update the existing system, notably in light of practices in other European countries. The AMF is also planning to amend its General Regulation and policy so that the new measures can be implemented rapidly if adopted.

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The AMF publishes its 2014 report on corporate governance and executive compensation

Published on September 24, 2014

The AMF has made an inventory of disclosures and corporate governance practices based on a sample of 60 listed companies, with reference to the AFEP-MEDEF code published in June 2013. It identifies potential improvements.

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

Published on September 23, 2014

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. Information in this press release is no longer up-to-date.

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The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) warns the public about the activities of individuals claiming to work for the AMF

Published on August 7, 2014

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) draws the attention of the public to the activities of certain individuals claiming to belong to the Autorité des Marchés Financiers and contacting retail investors by telephone.

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The AMF publishes its 2014 mapping of risk and trends in the financial markets and savings

Published on July 4, 2014

In mid-2014, the regulator has provided a table of the main risks likely to affect the financial markets and main savings trends for households and collective investment.

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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