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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

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’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

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: Autorité des marchés financiers Updates on Securities Crowdfunding Marketing Requirements

As part of the new European Crowdfunding Service Provider Regulation (ECSPR), which legalizes pan-EU securities crowdfunding, platforms must be approved by the relevant authority in a member state. France, the second largest economy in the EU, has incorporated rules for the approval process and today… 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: Autorité des marchés financiers Warns on Trading Bots

The French Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is cautioning the public on trading bots in the Forex sector. The AMF states these are not authorized platforms and they frequently target French overseas departments and territories. The AMF states that it has recently seen an uptick… 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 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

CoinShares Acquires Napoleon Asset Management

CoinShares International Limited (Nasdaq First North Growth Market: CS; US OTCQX: CNSRF), which claims to be one of Europe’s largest and “longest standing” digital asset investment firms is pleased to announce that, following receipt of approval from the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), it has… Read More

Binance is Now Registered as a Digital Asset Service Provider in France

Binance, the largest crypto exchange in the world, is now registered with the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) as a digital asset service provider (DASP). According to the AMF, Binance France is registered to offer: Digital assets custody Purchase/sale of digital assets for legal… Read More

In 2019, the Autorité Des Marchés Financiers in France Approved its First ICO, Since then Few Have Used the Updated Rules

In December 2019, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers in France approved its first initial coin offering (ICO). France had previously pushed forward legislation that sought to regulate ICOs under the French Pact Law (or Loi Pacte). The Loi Pacte introduced an optional visa regime for… Read More

France: AMF Publishes Report on Rise of Retail Investors and Interest in “Neo-Brokers”

The French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) is out with a report that highlights the interest of retail investors in the financial markets. A follow on report to a prior study in April 2020, the AMF states that trading volumes in regulated financial instruments have… Read More

Canada: CSA and IIROC Outline Securities Law Requirements and Application to Crypto Trading Platforms

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) have jointly published a notice outlining securities law requirements that apply to crypto-asset trading platforms (or CTPs) and how they may be tailored by regulators, according to a public statement. The… Read More

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