General Regulation


Key figures

AMF in figures, 2017

Published on June 5, 2018

The AMF is an independent public authority responsible for ensuring that savings invested in financial products are protected, providing investors with adequate information and supervising the orderly operation of markets. Review of key regulation figures for 2017.


492 employees
Operating income:  €119.06 million
Operating expenses: €109.45 million

Investor Information

11,346 requests for information processed by the AMF Épargne Info Service public response platform, of which 80% from retail investors
More than 400 marketing campaigns reviewed as part of the marketing approval or authorisation process


1,361 mediation queries for mediation received, of which 51% were within the AMF's jurisdiction
1,406 cases processed of which 743 were within the AMF's jurisdiction, leading the ombudsman to issue in 506 opinions 
It took an average of 37 days from the time the ombudsman received the case to when the opinion was rendered

Financial intermediaries and savings products

630 asset management companies, including 35 authorised in 2017
In 2017, 85% of management companies were authorised in under 75 days
10,222 funds at end-2017 representing €1,642 billion in assets under management
958 funds authorised in 2017
403 investment service providers (excluding asset management companies)
5,232 financial investment advisors and 52 crowdfunding advisors

Corporate financing and disclosures

400 corporate finance transaction approved by the AMF in 2017
20 IPO approvals issued in 2017 (12 on Euronext and 8 on Alternext) for a total amount raised of €2 billion.
163 debt security transactions approved.

Market supervision, inspections and investigations

1.4 billion transactions reported to the AMF
The AMF provided oversight over 1,650 equities, more than 5,260 debt securities and more than 34,400 warrants and certificates
49 inspection reports of financial institutions and financial investment advisors completed
55 investigations completed, including 33 involved international cooperation
9 investigations and 19 inspections led to the initiation sanction proceedings

Settlements and Sanctions

13 settlement agreements ratified by the Enforcement Committee
15 decisions handed down by the Enforcement Committee, concerning 28 individuals of which 12 legal entities
23 financial penalties ordered for amounts ranging from €10,000 to €35 million, for a total of €40.756 million
7 disciplinary sanctions ordered (2 warnings, 2 reprimands, 3 temporary bans on conducting at least one business activity)

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Legal information
Head of publications: The Executive Director of AMF Communication Directorate.
Contact: Communication Directorate – Autorité des marches financiers 17 place de la Bourse – 75082 Paris cedex 02