General Regulation


Scientific Advisory Board

About the AMF's Scientific Advisory Board

Published on October 24, 2019

The AMF set up a Scientific Advisory Board composed of prominent figures from the academic and financial worlds to expand its research and strategic intelligence capabilities. The board presents its work at an annual conference attended by members of the academic and market communities.

The Scientific Advisory Board has a three-fold remit

The members of the Scientific Advisory Board hold positions in leading universities, business schools and public and private research centres. The board includes foreign researchers of international reputation, which gives it a global perspective. It has a triple remit:

  1. provide the AMF with information on ongoing academic research in the financial field
  2. identify developments that may have an impact on the AMF’s areas of activity
  3. undertake research projects related to issues of concern to the regulator.

A Board made up of prominent figures

The Scientific Advisory Board is chaired by Robert Ophèle, the AMF chairman. The members of the AMF Scientific Advisory Board, who are appointed by the AMF Board, are:

Luc Arrondel, National Center for Scientific Research and Paris School of Economics
Patrick Artus, Natixis
Raphaëlle Bellando, Orléans University
Christian de Boissieu, Paris Panthéon Sorbonne University
Marie-Hélène Broihanne, Strasbourg University
Gunther Capelle-Blancard, Paris Panthéon Sorbonne University
Stéphane Crépey, Paris Dauphine University
Fany Declerck, Toulouse School of Economics
Serge Darolles, Paris Dauphine University 
Thierry Foucault , HEC
Olivier Garnier, Banque de France
Carole Gresse, Paris Dauphine University
Charles-Albert Lehalle, Capital Fund Management
Patrice Poncet, ESSEC
Thierry Roncalli, Amundi Asset Management
Boris Vallée, Harvard Business School

Conference on a topical issue

To help disseminate the Scientific Advisory Board's research, the AMF organises a periodic conference that brings together the financial and academic communities to examine a specific topic. Past conferences have covered:

  • ICOs, crypto-assets: What future ? What regulatory framework ? (2018)
  • Financial Education in the Digital Era: What challenges for Savings? (2016)
  • Financial Market Infrastructure Resilience (2014)
  • The consequence of the financial crisis on Household savings and distribution of Fanancial Products (2012)
  • The financialisation of commodity markets: what are the challenges for regulators? (2011)
  • How should regulators address changes in equity markets? (2010)
  • Long-term investment: What are the challenges for companies, markets and regulators? (2009)

AMF Young Researcher Award

Beginning in 2015, the AMF will grant an award to a young researcher working on economic and financial topics of concern to the regulator. Topics include the organisation and operation of financial markets, investor information, and protecting savings invested in financial products. The recipient, who will be awarded €5,000, will be selected by the AMF Board with input from the Scientific Advisory Board after candidates have been selected by the Scientific Advisory Board and AMF's departments.

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