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France: AMF Urges Retail Investors to Be Vigilant Regarding a “Fraudulent” Investment Offer in Crypto-Assets

The AMF and the Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office urge retail investors “to be extremely vigilant regarding Immediate Connect’s fraudulent investment offer in crypto-assets.” Following an initial public warning issued by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) last June, the regulator continues “to receive numerous enquiries… Read More

France: ACPR and AMF Encourage Financial Institutions to Take Account of Vulnerability of Ageing Clients

The ACPR and AMF encourage financial institutions to continue their efforts to take account of the vulnerability of ageing clients The joint unit of the Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR) and the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) has published a summary of… Read More

French Autorite des Marches Financiers and US CFTC Announce Cooperation on Supervised Firms

The French Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF)and the US Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have signed an MOU [memorandum of understanding] to collaborate on supervised firms. The AMF regulates securities as well while the CFTC is focused on commodities and futures. As financial services have… Read More

France: Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) Ensures Retail Investors are Informed on Fees for Financial Products

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has released an informative update for professionals on the terms they should use in order “to make it easier for their customers to understand and compare fees.” The AMF has launched a new section on fees on its official… Read More

France: Autorité des Marchés Financiers Appoints Sébastien Raspiller as Secretary General of the AMF

The AMF announces the appointment of its new Secretary General, Sébastien Raspiller Following a decision by the Chair of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), Sébastien Raspiller will be “appointed Secretary General of the AMF on 16 October 2023.” He replaces Benoît de Juvigny, who… Read More

France’s Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) Issues Warning Against Firms Offering Atypical Investments Without Authorization

The AMF is warning the public against several companies “proposing atypical investments without being authorized to do so.” France‘s Autorité des Marchés Financiers explains that it regularly “updates its black lists of new websites and entities proposing atypical investments to investors in France without being… Read More

France Financial Regulation: AMF and ARPP Join to Issue Responsible Influence Certificate in Finance

Qualification to Impact Crowdfunding, Digital Assets. The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and the Autorité de Régulation Professionnelle de la Publicité (ARPP) have partnered on the “Responsible Influence Certificate” designed to create a seal of approval for social media influencers. The AMF says the partnership… Read More

France: Almost 40% of New Equity Investors are Young – AMF Report

Europe has long been viewed as less risk tolerant and less interested in stocks when it came to personal investing.  While there are many reasons for this, some view it as disadvantageous for the wider population, as equities can drive wealth creation. Today, the French… Read More

Societe Generale – FORGE (SG-FORGE) Obtains Regulatory License Approval as Digital Asset Service Provider

Societe Generale – FORGE (SG-FORGE), a subsidiary of the Societe Generale Group dedicated to crypto assets activities, announces that it has obtained its regulatory license approval as Digital Asset Service Provider (‘DASP’, or ‘Prestataire de Service sur Actifs Numériques’ (PSAN)) with the French Financial Markets… Read More

France: AMF Sees Lack of Investor Protection as Top Risk

The Autorite des marches financiers (AMF) in France has published a 2023 Markets and Risk Outlook report. While covering a broad spectrum of issues, the item which garners the highest level of concern is the lack of investor protection and poor information about certain investments…. Read More

France: Autorité des Marchés Financiers Says it Wants to be Regulator that Supports Innovation

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), the main securities regulator in France, says it wants to become a regulator that supports financial innovation. As part of its strategic ambitions for the coming years, the AMF, as presented by its current Chair Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani, has issued… Read More

France: Credit Agricole, Santander-Owned CACEIS Registers as Digital Asset Custody Services Provider

CACEIS, the asset servicing unit that’s owned by Credit Agricole (ACA.PA) and Santander (NYSE: SAN), has reportedly registered with France’s markets regulator AMF in order to offer digital asset custody services (including cryptocurrencies). The firm has registered as a digital asset service provider (DASP) on… Read More

Risk Mitigation: Circle Applies for Regulation in France

As the US stumbles in crafting bespoke regulation for digital assets, Circle, the issuer of dollar-based stablecoin USDC, has applied to be regulated in France. France crafted digital asset regulation some years ago in an attempt to provide clarity for firms looking to offer crypto…. Read More

France: AMF Sends Mystery Shoppers to Banks, Uncovers Shortcomings for Savers

The French Autorité des Marché Financier (AMF) has launched a “mystery shopper” campaign to gain first-hand experience as to how banks are treating their customers. What the regulator uncovered clearly fell short of what old banks should be doing. The AMF notes that it has… Read More

France: AMF Comments on Investment Crowdfunding – “An Investment of Conviction”

The French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has posted a comment on its website commenting on investment crowdfunding. The AMF notes to change to online capital formation under EU harmonized rules or European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation (ECSPR). The AMF explains: Crowdfunding: a regime undergoing… Read More

France: Autorité des Marchés Financiers Prioritizes European Challenges Such as Crypto, Meeting Retail Expectations and More for 2023

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) in France has published its priorities for 2023. AMF Chair Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani included working to enhance retail investor protection, pursuing sustainable finance as well as financial innovation during the next 12 months. “The AMF is the regulator of Europe’s… Read More

France: AMF Has Added 20 Websites to the Black List for Bogus Investment Offerings, 12 are Wine Related

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) in France has posted an update on the number of bogus websites attempting to solicit investors with sketchy offerings.  The AMF reports that since the beginning of 2021, 20 websites have been added to the list while cautioning the… Read More

France: AMF Appoints New Chair – Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has appointed Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani as its new Chair, replacing Robert Ophèle, whose term of office came to an end on July 31, 2022. In the interim, Jean-Claude Hassan has been acting Chair. Barbat-Layani is a graduate of the Paris… Read More

France: Autorité des Marchés Financiers and Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution, Caution Public on Unauthorized Crypto Derivatives

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR), have issued a statement warning the public about entities offering crypto derivatives and Forex investments without authorization. The regulators maintain a “black list” of websites that is periodically updated that… Read More

France: AMF and ARPP to Cooperate on Financial Promotions, Including Crypto Assets

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and the Autorité de Régulation Professionnelle de la Publicité (ARPP) will partner on promotions and communications in the financial sector especially in light of the changing environment for offerings. The agreement notes specifically the need to partner on “the… Read More

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