News releases AMF: 2018

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

Published on September 20, 2018

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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Appointment of Maxence Delorme to the Enforcement Assistance Department (DICS) of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers

Published on September 12, 2018

Maxence Delorme joined the AMF on 3 September 2018 as Director of the DICS and advisor to Marie-Hélène Tric, Chairman of the Enforcement Committee, having been Deputy Public Prosecutor and Head of the Economic and Financial Division at the Nanterre District Court.

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CFDs and binary options: the AMF reminds investors that the purpose of the restriction measures agreed on by ESMA is to protect them

Published on September 11, 2018

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has decided to prohibit the sale of binary options to retail investors in Europe and to restrict access to CFDs due to their complexity and the risk of loss. The AMF reiterates that the purpose of these measures is to achieve the legitimate objective of investor protection and encourages investors to resist certain online trading platforms’ efforts to circumvent and remove the protections put in place by the regulators

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The Autorité des marchés financiers and the Mauritius Financial Services Commission signed a Fintech cooperation agreement

Published on September 7, 2018

With a view to promoting innovation in financial services on both markets, Robert Ophèle, Chairman of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), and Harvesh Seegolam, Chief Executive of the Mauritius Financial Services Commission (FSC), signed an agreement on the support of innovative financial operators and on the dialogue between the two authorities. The AMF and FSC also wish to improve their mutual understanding of their respective regulations.

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The Autorité des Marchés Financiers reminds of the provisions applicable to bearish speculation

Published on September 4, 2018

Considering the increase in the amount of information disseminated on the Internet and the social networks regarding issuers subject to bearish speculation, notably through a substantial number of short sales, the AMF recalls the provisions that apply in such situation. Given the speed of its dissemination, this information is likely to influence share prices and the prices of any other related financial instrument in a rapid and substantial manner. The AMF is thus drawing attention to certain rules on the prevention of market abuse and specific rules on short selling.

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The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) and the Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR) are warning the public against the activities of Patrimoine Gestion Management and PGM Patrimoine

Published on July 31, 2018

Following a number of reports from savers regarding the websites and and the entities Patrimoine Gestion Management and PGM Patrimoine, the AMF and the ACPR are issuing a public warning.

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The AMF amends its General Regulation and publishes an instruction following the entry into force of the new Prospectus Regulation

Published on July 20, 2018

The national threshold above which a securities offering requires a prospectus has been raised to EUR 8 million. The implementation of this threshold on 21 July 2018 also introduces a requirement to prepare an information document when public offerings of unlisted securities fall below this threshold.

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Nathalie Beaudemoulin appointed Coordinator for ACPR-AMF Joint Unit

Published on July 20, 2018

Nathalie Beaudemoulin, henceforth responsible for coordinating the Joint Unit tasked with the business practices watch and supervision missions of the two authorities, succeeds Claire Castanet, Head of Investor Relations at the AMF and Coordinator since 2016 (1).

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The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is warning the public against the activity of AGRONOMIX and its French subsidiary AGRONOMIX FRANCE

Published on July 11, 2018

The AGRONOMIX Group, via its French subsidiary AGRONOMIX FRANCE ( offers French investors the opportunity to finance agricultural activities in Ivory Coast with unrealistic rates of return over 200% after 6 months and 2 weeks.

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Alexandre Neyret appointed Deputy Head of the AMF’s Investigation Division

Published on July 10, 2018

Alexandre Neyret has been appointed Deputy Head of the AMF’s Investigation Division. He will also be in charge of cybercrime related subjects.

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