News releases AMF: 2013

Get into the right habits when investing your money - The INC and AMF launch a new information campaign

Published on November 19, 2013

The French National Institute for Consumer Affairs (INC) and the AMF have teamed up once again to help retail savers get into the right habits when investing their money. A new five-programme series will explore key areas, including deciphering financial product advertising; knowing what to do when faced with an investment that may look exactly like a financial product but is not actually one; measuring the impact of expenses on a product’s final return; and identifying people or firms that are not authorised to sell financial products.

Programme topics:

  • Programme 1: Investment product expenses
  • Programme 2: Deciphering financial product advertising
  • Programme 3: Guide to crowdfunding
  • Programme 4: Do unusual investments make for risky investments?
  • Programme 5: Introduction to financial investment advisers 


The programmes will be aired beginning 12 November 2013 across the France Télévisions broadcasting network (France 2, France 3, France 4, France 5 and France O), and the videos are posted on the websites of the AMF www.amf‐ and the INC

France Télévisions broadcast times: 

  • France 2, Monday to Friday at 1:45 pm
  • France 3, Monday to Friday at 10:45 am, Saturday at 10:15 am
  • France 4, Wednesday at 12 noon, Saturday at 10:15 am and Tuesday and Thursday at 12:30 pm
  • France 5, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:55 am, Wednesday at 10:20 pm and Saturday at 9:50 am
  • France O, daily at 12:15 pm


About the AMF
The AMF is an independent public authority responsible for safeguarding investments in financial products, ensuring that investors receive material information and maintaining orderly markets.

About the INC
With the official status of a public industrial and commercial establishment, the INC focuses on research, information and analysis on consumer-related matters. Its purpose is threefold: to carry out research and comparative trials and publish their results; to undertake informational activities and campaigns and educational activities; and to provide technical support to consumer organisations. Its website can be found at


Press contacts:
Autorité des Marchés Financiers - Florence Gaubert +33(0)1 5345 6034 - f.gaubert@amf‐
Institut National de la Consommation - Anne-Juliette Reissier +33(0)1 4566 2035 -  

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