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Half-yearly financial statements: the Autorité des Marchés Financiers publishes a study on the practices of over 90 issuers

Published on June 12, 2019

Listed companies are subject to periodic disclosure obligations, including the publication of a half-year financial report. Through a study of the 2018 half-year financial statements of 93 companies, the AMF has provided a review of practices.

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First proposals from the Autorité des marchés financiers for the new European legislature

Published on June 6, 2019

Following the European elections and as Parliament and the Commission begin a new term of office, the AMF wishes to contribute to the 2020-2024 agenda. The French regulator now proposes initial working suggestions to nourish the reflection in the face of the challenges of strengthening the capital markets of the 27 Member States, Europe's attractiveness and competitiveness as well as digital and environmental transitions.

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The Enforcement Committee of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers fines Hedios Patrimoine for breaching its professional obligations as a financial investment advisor

Published on May 23, 2019

In its decision of 20 May 2019, the Enforcement Committee declared that it had jurisdiction to examine objections brought against Hedios Patrimoine, issued a warning to the company and imposed a fine of €50,000 for breaching several of its professional obligations.

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The AMF publishes a summary of its thematic review of portfolio management practices

Published on May 21, 2019

In 2018, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) carried out two rounds of five thematic inspections of investment service providers, other than asset management firms (9 credit institutions and 1 investment firm authorised to manage portfolios on behalf of third parties). On the basis of its observations, it has prepared a list of good and poor practices and has issued reminders with respect to the rules applicable thereto.

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Prospectus Regulation: the Autorité des Marchés Financiers launches a public consultation on the update of its General Regulation

Published on May 17, 2019

The provisions of the European Prospectus Regulation will come into force on 21 July 2019. In this context, the regulator is launching a consultation on several amendments to its General Regulation. About one hundred articles are affected.

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The Autorité des marchés financiers and the Israel Securities Authority cooperate to encourage innovation

Published on May 14, 2019

At the annual conference of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) in Sydney (Australia), the chairpersons of the French and the Israeli authorities, Robert Ophèle and Anat Guetta today signed a cooperation agreement with the aim of strengthening innovation, investor protection and competitiveness in their respective markets.

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The Autorité des marches financiers publishes its 2018 annual report

Published on May 7, 2019

During the presentation of the AMF’s activity report to the press, Robert Ophèle, the Chairman, took the opportunity to discuss the priorities for the next European term from the regulator’s perspective. He also reviewed the new responsibilities assigned to the AMF under the PACTE draft law (Action Plan for Business Growth and Transformation).

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The Enforcement Committee of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers fines Iliad for breach of its disclosure requirements as well as one of its executives, Mr Maxime Lombardini for breaching insider dealing regulations

Published on April 29, 2019

In its decision of 25 April 2019, the Enforcement Committee fined Iliad €100,000 and Mr Maxime Lombardini, chief executive officer of Iliad during the relevant period, for €600,000. It cleared an investment services provider as well as two of its employees at the time of the facts, and a fund manager.

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The French authorities grant Euroclear France its CSDR license

Published on April 26, 2019

Euroclear France, the French central securities depository has been authorised by Autorité des marchés financiers under European regulation n° 909/2014 on central securities depositories, placing this entity under the European regulatory framework.

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The Enforcement Committee of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers fines a company engaged in a recovery plan for having concealed its difficulties, and its executive corporate officers (and their companies) for breaches of insider dealing regulations

Published on April 25, 2019

In its decision of 17 April 2019, the Committee handed down fines to Montaigne Fashion Group, the company's former Chairman and CEO, Mr Edouard Hubsch, and its former Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Communication, Mr Philippe Gellman, for amounts of €90,000, €250,000 and €180,000 respectively. It also imposed fines on three companies related to the corporate officers, Jekiti Mar Capital, Financière du Phœnix and SCI Plainville, for amounts of €75,000, €225,000 and €10,000.

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Contact: Communication Directorate – Autorité des marches financiers 17 place de la Bourse – 75082 Paris cedex 02