News releases AMF: 2017

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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The AMF publishes a discussion paper on Initial Coin Offerings and initiates its UNICORN programme

Published on October 26, 2017

In view of the absence of specific regulations governing all new fundraising activity based on cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology, the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) wishes to gather the views of stakeholders on the different means of supervision and launches a programme involving the support and analysis of these transactions, called UNICORN(1).

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Diamonds and other atypical investments: the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) welcomes the initiative taken by the ARPP

Published on October 26, 2017

The ARPP (French advertising self-regulatory organization) is issuing a recommendation in order to inform the advertising industry regarding the regulation of intermediation in miscellaneous assets. With a view to better protection for savers, the Sapin II law (1) has introduced a change in the system: no offer on atypical investments car be directly marketed in France on without prior allocation by the AMF of a registration number.

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Shareholder vote at general meetings: the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) modifies its guidance and announces the setting up of a working group

Published on October 24, 2017

Following a consultation of market participants, the Board of the AMF has selected a number of proposals from the report « For a transparent and effective vote at general meetings in the digital era » by the consultative commission for “Retail investors”. It is within this framework that the AMF has modified its guidance with regard to general meetings of shareholders of listed companies. A working group has also been set up in order to further reflect on other proposals in this report.

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Understanding the main obligations of listed companies: the Autorité des marchés financiers publishes a guide for SMEs and mid-tier firms

Published on October 23, 2017

To provide better support in legal and regulatory matters to listed companies, particularly SMEs and mid-tier firms, the AMF is publishing an overview of the main provisions in force. Organised by topic and listed market, the guide is a practical, informative and easy-access resource for gaining a firmer grasp of the key obligations and recommendations issued by the regulator and Euronext.

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Abu Dhabi Global Market’s Financial Services Regulatory Authority and the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers Link Up to Advance Financial Innovations and Efforts

Published on October 19, 2017

Abu Dhabi, UAE/Paris, France: The French Autorité des Marchés Financiers and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, have signed a cooperation agreement to promote innovation in financial services in France and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The agreement was signed between Mr Robert Ophèle, Chairman of AMF and Mr Richard Teng, Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of ADGM.

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