General Regulation


Key figures

AMF in figures, 2017

Published on May 26, 2016

The AMF is an independent public authority responsible for ensuring that savings invested in financial products are protected, providing investors with adequate information and supervising the orderly operation of markets. Review of key regulation figures for 2017.


492 employees
Operating income:  €119.06 million
Operating expenses: €109.45 million

Investor Information

11,346 queries processed by AMF Épargne Info Service, 80% of which came from individual investors
Nearly 400 marketing campaigns examined by the AMF


1,361 mediation queries received, 51% of which fell within the jurisdiction of the AMF
1,406 cases processed, including 743 that were inside the jurisdiction of the AMF, resulting in 506 opinions from the Ombudsman
37 days: the average time taken between completion of the file and issuance of the Ombudsman’s opinion

Financial intermediaries and investment products

630 Investment management companies, including 35 authorised in 2017
85% asset management companies authorised in less than 75 days
10,222 funds in 2017 representing assets under management of €1,642 billion
958 funds authorised in 2017
403 investment services providers
5,232 financial investment advisors and 52 crowdfunding advisors

Corporate financing and disclosures

400 approvals on corporate finance transaction issued by the AMF
20 approvals for IPOs that raised 2 billion euros (12 on Euronext and 8 on Alternext).
163 approvals for transactions in debt securities.

Market surveillance, inspections and investigations

In 2017, the AMF's market supervision involved:
1.4 billion transactions
5,260 debt securities
more than 34,400 warrants and certificates

In 2017
49 inspection reports of financial institutions and financial investment advisors completed
55 investigations completed, including 33 in the context of international cooperation
9 investigations and 19 inspections led to sanction proceedings

Settlements and Sanctions

13 settlement agreements ratified by the Enforcement Committee
15 decisions taken by the Enforcement Committee, concerning 28 individuals and entities (specifically 12 legal entities)
23 fines imposed in amounts ranging from €10,000 to €35 million, representing a total amount of €40.756 million
7 disciplinary penalties issued (2 warnings, 2 reprimands, 3 temporary  ban on providing at least one service)

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Legal information
Head of publications: Charlotte Garnier-Peugeot, Executive Director of AMF Communication Directorate.
Contact: Communication Directorate – Autorité des marches financiers 17 place de la Bourse – 75082 Paris cedex 02