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Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) Releases Update on SPOT Inspections of Financial Management Delegation Arrangements at French Asset Management Firms

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has released a summary of its SPOT inspections of financial management delegation arrangements at asset management companies. During short, thematic inspections, the AMF looked “at the delegation arrangements of five asset management companies.” Delegation of financial management is “a… Read More

France: AMF, ACPR Release Report on Monitoring and Assessment of Climate Commitments by Paris Financial Centre Participants

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) in France have published the 4th edition of their joint report on the monitoring and assessment of the climate commitments made by Paris financial centre participants. This report is… Read More

France: ACPR and AMF Joint Unit for Insurance, Banking, Retail Investment Releases Latest Report

The ACPR and AMF Joint Unit for Insurance, Banking and Retail Investment has released its 2023 Annual Report. Over the last two years, rising interest rates and inflation have “changed retail investors’ expectations of financial products, leading the authorities to adapt their supervision of commercial… Read More

Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) Issues Updated Warning About Activities of Fraudulent Crypto-Assets Firms

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) warns the public about the activities of several fraudulent market participants and publishes a new ‘blacklist’ (focused on crypto-assets service providers in France). As part of its update, the AMF is adding “to and reorganizing the list of websites… Read More

Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) Appoints Marie Seiller As Resources, Operations, Transformation Director

Marie Seiller has reportedly been appointed Resources, Operations and Transformation Director at the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF). Currently Chief accountant at the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), Marie Seiller will head “the Resources, Operations and Transformation Directorate (DRST) from 27 May 2024.” In this… Read More

Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) Announces Appointments of France Mayer As Retail Investor Relations and Protection Director

France Mayer has reportedly been appointed Retail Investor Relations and Protection Director at the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF). France Mayer is currently Market Intermediaries Supervision Director “at the Data and Markets Directorate of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF).” She will take over as… Read More

AMF Warns Investors that Digital Asset Platform BYBIT May Soon Cease Providing Services in France

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) in France is telling investors to “exercise the utmost vigilance with regard to proposal investments made to the public residing in France by the digital asset trading platform BYBIT.” BYBIT operates elsewhere, including in Dubai where it received a… Read More

France: Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) Reports Sharp Rise in Retail ETF Activity in Q1 2024

Retail investors have been active in the stock market. In fact, there’s been a sharp increase in retail ETF activity in Q1 2024, according to the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF). Each quarter, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) in France “provides an overview of… Read More

Austrian, French, Italian and Spanish Financial Market Authorities Outline Priorities for Macro-Prudential Approach to Asset Management

Austrian, French, Italian and Spanish financial market authorities have given their key priorities for a macro-prudential approach to asset management, the AMF noted in a recent update. As the European Commission prepares to launch its consultation on the macro-prudential treatment of risk in asset management,… Read More

France: AMF Issues Updated Warning Against Firms Offering Potentially Fraudulent Investments Without Authorization

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

France: AMF Priorities For 2024 Include Enhancing the Attractiveness of the Paris Financial Centre

While London remains the top European financial center, Brexit has put pressure on this status. This has created opportunities for other European financial centers, but the question remains: do they have the capacity and ability to act and gain traction? Today, the Autorité des Marchés… Read More

Gemini Now Registered as Digital Asset Service Provider by AMF, the French Financial Markets Regulator

Gemini says they are pleased to announce that they’ve been registered as a Digital Asset Service Provider (DASP) by l’Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), the French financial markets regulator. Following the launch of their EU headquarters in Ireland in 2022, Gemini is now “operational in… Read More

Law Firm that Worked with Circle on its Digital Asset Service Provider Approval Says it Represents the Excellence of the French Regulatory Environment

Last month, Circle, a stablecoin issuer, announced the receipt of a conditional registration as a Digital Asset Service Provider (DASP) or ‘Prestataire de Service sur Actifs Numériques’ (PSAN)) with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF). When the approval was announced, Jeremy Allaire, co-founder and CEO… Read More

France: AMF Issues Warning Against Firms Proposing “Atypical” Investments without Being Authorized

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

France: AMF Savings and Investment Barometer Shows Interest in Investing in Stock Market at Highest Level

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has published the 7th edition of its Savings and Investment Barometer on investment trends. After the sharp fall seen in 2022, more retail investors are “planning to invest in equities in 2023.” This renewed interest is being driven in… Read More

France: AMF Proposes Enhanced Investor Information when Evaluating Boards of Listed Firms

In the 2023 edition of its report on corporate governance and executive compensation in listed companies, the Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF) reviews “the regulatory developments of recent months and assesses the quality of the information published.” The AMF makes recommendations to “improve the information… Read More

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

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