Tagged: autorite des marches financiers

French Enlightenment: Comments Provide Insight into France’s ICO Aspirations

  Just as North America is drawing a line in the sand, drawing a hard line that defines just about all initial coin offerings as securities, France appears to be heading in a different direction. Organized by the Autorités Des Marchés Financiers (AMF), France launched a consultation… Read More

Report: France to Have Bespoke ICO Regulations in Place by 2019

France decided earlier this year they wanted their country to be a destination of choice for initial coin offerings (ICO). The mission was outlined by Bruno Le Maire, the Minister of the Economy and Finance of France, who labeled cryptocurrencies a revolution. Now we have a… Read More

French Autorité des Marchés Financiers Appoints New Fintech Director

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers in France has appointed a new executive for the relatively new Fintech division. Domitille Dessertine, who was involved with the creation of the new division two years ago, is the new Director of the Fintech, Innovation and Competitiveness Division (FIC) for… Read More

Head of French Regulator AMF Comments on Crytpo Asset Losses, Throws Shade at Madrid Football Team Due to Crypto Sponsor

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) released its annual report this past week. As part of the release, Chairman of the AMF Robert Ophèle delivered a speech highlighting important issues and challenges within the financial markets. During his speech, Ophèle commented on “toxic investments.” While first addressing binary… Read More

Quebec Sanctions “Antivolatility” and “ZZZ” ICOs

The Autorite Des Marches Financiers, regulator of financial markets in Quebec, has sanctioned the operators of two ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings). According to an April 19 press release from the AMF, after an ‘ex parte’ hearing on April 13th, the Administrative Financial Markets Tribunal (TMF):… Read More

France: Autorité des Marchés Financiers Blacklists 15 Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Le Liste Noire The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) in France has published a list of blacklisted cryptocurrency exchanges. On December 1st, the AMF exapanded an existing list of erstwhile investment opportunities that needed to comply with existing regulations. Today, the AMF said cryptocurrenices will… Read More

The French Crowdfunding Association Tells Policymakers to Increase Crowdfunding Exemption Cap to €8 Million

The French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif or FPF) has asked the French authorities to increase the investment crowdfunding cap to €8 million. Today platforms may raise up to €2.5 million (a bit over USD$ 3million), a level that has been deemed far too low. When crowdfunding rules… Read More

Autorité Des Marchés Financiers in France Receives 82 Responses on Initial Coin Offering Consultation

The Autorité Des Marchés Financiers (AMF) in France has just published the results of a consultation regarding initial coin offerings (ICOs). According to the AMF, a large majority of respondents expressed support for the establishment of an appropriate legal framework for this new type of fundraising. The… Read More

Arrêter! French Autorité Des Marchés Financiers Says No Advertising for Cryptocurrency Offers, Requires Authorization

The Autorité Des Marchés Financiers in France has concluded that platforms which offer these products must abide by the authorisation and business conduct rules, and that these products must not be advertised via electronic means which pretty much shuts down any and all promotion in France…. Read More

Here is the ICO Consultation Document by Autorités Des Marchés Financiers in France (in English)

The French Autorités Des Marchés Financiers (AMF) announced a consultation on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) at the end of the October. Crowdfund Insider published the document when it was first announced. Today, we are sharing an English version that may be consumed by a wider audience…. Read More

Le ICO: French Autorite des Marches Financieres Launches Consultation on Initial Coin Offerings

The Autorite des Marches Financieres (AMF) in France has launched a consultation on Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and the issuance of crypto based tokens. In France, according to the document, there have been at least four ICOs to date with multiple other offerings in the… Read More

French Firms Form An Association To Weigh in on Cryptocurrency Investment

French firms have formed an association to foster the sustainable growth of the cryptocurrency investment sector and weigh in on its governance. Among other things, they hope to build on progressive regulations such as the French decree that allowed crowdlending securities called minibons to be… Read More

France & Singapore Boost Fintech Ties with Agreement Between MAS & ACPR / AMF

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is continuing its push to collaborate with financial regulators around the world to improve Fintech innovation and collaboration. MAS today announced a cooperation agreement with the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) and the Autorité des Marchés… Read More

Canadian Securities Administrators Launch Fintech Sandbox

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) has launched a bespoke Fintech regulatory sandbox. The CSA described the Sandbox as an initiative that supports businesses seeking to offer innovative products, services, and applications. “The objective of this initiative is to facilitate the ability of those businesses to… Read More

Blacklisted Binary Options Traders: French Autorité des Marchés Financiers Issues Public Warning Against Unauthorized Websites

Be on guard. The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has published a list of new websites offering binary options trading, for which no authorized investment services provider could be clearly identified. A binary option, or asset-or-nothing option, is type of option in which the payoff is… Read More

France’s 2nd Regulatory Reform Enlarges the Scope of Crowdinvesting & Crowdlending

The second reform of France’s crowdfunding regulation has officially come into force. Resulting from tight cooperation between industry professionals, regulators and government authorities, the new measures expand the scope of both crowdlending and crowdinvesting. The first French regulation of crowdfunding was issued in October 2014…. Read More

French Crowdinvesting Platform WiSeed Ditches Bespoke Crowdfunding Status for EU passport as Investment Services Provider

This summer, crowdinvesting platform WiSeed became authorized as Investment Services Provider (ISP) by the French regulator of financial institutions, the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR), with the approval of the securities market regulator, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF). Obtaining this status… Read More

French Regulatory AMF Announces Fintech, Innovation and Competitiveness Division; Selects Franck Guiader to Head FIC

France’s financial regulatory agency, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), announced the launch of its Fintech, Innovation and Competitiveness (FIC) division, opportation 1 June 2016, according to the AMF. The AMF is creating a separate division to respond to changes in consumption patterns which have been… Read More

In Canada, Crowdfunding Approved By Six Provinces; Ottawa To Develop Separate Standards

  Provincial securities regulators in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia announced Thursday that they will permit startup and early-stage companies to issue shares to investors through crowdfunding websites, according to the Globe and Mail. However, Ottawa stated that it will not take… Read More

French Crowdfunding Laws Now in Force

  As of October 1st, new regulations and guidelines managing “financement participatif” or crowdfunding are now in force.  The ordinance was initially filed this past May and a consolidated version was published yesterday. France jumped forward earlier in 2014 led by a government Minister Fleur… Read More