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The AMF announces the appointment of Didier Deleage as Deputy Head of the Asset Management Directorate

Published on October 15, 2019

On 1st October 2019, Didier Deleage joined the AMF’s Asset Management Directorate to work alongside Philippe Sourlas, Managing Director.

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The AMF presents its 2019 Young Researcher Award in economics

Published on October 10, 2019

Robert Ophèle, Chairman of the Autorité des marchés financiers, presented the Young Researcher Award to Romain Boulland for his work on corporate finance during the Scientific Advisory meeting held today. The AMF launched this award in 2015 to support academic research on topics relating to regulation and financial markets.

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Closing auctions: the AMF analyses their importance in trading and the explanatory factors

Published on October 9, 2019

As part of its remit to monitor the proper functioning of financial markets, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers has published a study on the growing importance of this end-of-trading phase on the French market, which has reached one of the highest levels in Europe.

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The Autorité des Marchés Financiers and the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution warn the public against the activities of several websites and entities proposing forex investments or proposing online investment services in France for derivatives whose underlyings include crypto assets

Published on October 8, 2019

With the objective of protecting investors, the AMF and the ACPR regularly update their black lists of new websites and entities offering investments in the unregulated foreign exchange (Forex) market in France and sites offering derivative products whose underlyings include crypto assets without being authorised to do so.

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The AMF Enforcement Committee fines a biotechnology company and its chairman for breaching the obligation to disclose inside information as soon as possible

Published on October 7, 2019

In its decision of 1 October 2019, the Enforcement Committee imposed on Biophytis and its chairman, Stanislas Veillet, penalties amounting to, respectively, €100,000 and €20,000 for breaching their obligation to disclose inside information to the market as soon as possible. This information concerned a significant delay in the launch of phase 2 clinical trials of two flagship drug candidates.

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The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) is warning the public against several companies proposing atypical investments or offering binary options trading without being authorized to do so

Published on October 3, 2019

With the objective of protecting investors, the AMF regularly update her black lists of new websites and entities proposing atypical investments or offering binary options without being authorized to do.

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The AMF joins forces with regulators worldwide to promote financial education and investor protection

Published on September 30, 2019

For the third year running, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers is taking part in World Investor Week, a week-long event promoted by the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) from 30 September to 6 October 2019.

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The Enforcement Committee of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers fines Natixis Investment Managers International and Natixis Asset Management Finance for breaching their professional obligations

Published on September 30, 2019

In its decision of 25 September 2019, the Committee fined the asset management company Natixis Investment Managers International €2,000,000 for breaches relating to the information provided to investors as well as to its management of conflicts of interest. The Committee also fined Natixis Asset Management Finance €1,000,000 for failing to comply with the obligation to act honestly, loyally and professionally in the interest of its investors.

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Responsible finance: 41% of French citizens are interested

Published on September 26, 2019

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) publishes the findings of two studies which gives an overview of the knowledge, behaviour and intentions of French investors regarding responsible investments. The studies revealed a need for more information and greater transparency.

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The AMF announces the composition of its Climate and Sustainable Finance Commission

Published on September 25, 2019

The new commission is a reflection of the various components of the financial markets, civil society and academia, and will provide the AMF with multiple expertise in climate risk and sustainable finance. As a forum for discussion and advice, it will issue recommendations to the AMF and will contribute to the work carried out by the regulator in collaboration with the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) on the monitoring and evaluation of the climate-related commitments of the French financial market.

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