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News releases AMF: 2015

Médiamétrie//NetRatings study for the AMF: Investors turning increasingly to the internet over bank branches

Published on December 17, 2015

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has published a study conducted by Médiamétrie//NetRatings on how French people use the internet with regard to investments and savings. Whether it is for research, the investment itself or the management of that investment, is the internet becoming the first port of call for French people, like it is for cultural heritage and leisure activities? Has the internet overtaken the bank branch in this regard? We take a closer look at the digital transition of investors.

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The Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution and the Autorité des Marchés Financiers warn the public against the activities of several websites and entities proposing Forex investments without being authorised to do so

Published on December 17, 2015

The ACPR and the AMF are publishing a list of new websites and entities offering investments on the unregulated foreign exchange (Forex) market in France, without authorisation to do so.

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The Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR), the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) and the General Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) warn the public about “Plan B” and the website BourseBinaire.fr

Published on December 16, 2015

The ACPR, AMF and DGCCRF are warning the public about a large-scale advertising campaign called “Plan B”, which is being distributed by email and social media. Investors are asked to use extreme caution.

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Individual shareholding: the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) publishes a study on communication practices among listed companies

Published on December 9, 2015

The AMF is publishing a review of shareholder relations strategies and communication practices among listed companies. The first of its kind for the AMF, the study looks at the current situation and best practices at 80 issuers. Based on the findings, the AMF is rounding out its policy with a new position and recommendation.

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Transposition of the revised Transparency Directive: the final changes to the AMF’s General Regulation come into force

Published on December 4, 2015

The transposition of the revised Transparency Directive into French law is now complete. An initial set of provisions were approved in September, and the second raft of changes to the General Regulation of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) was approved by ministerial order on 3 December 2015. It was published today in the official journal.

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The AMF supports associations, foundations, endowment funds and other non-professional institutional investors in their approach towards investment in financial products

Published on December 2, 2015

The French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) publishes a guide to help associations, foundations, endowment funds and other non-professional institutional investors to define their investment approach and to make decisions that are best suited to their situation. Covering questions that should be asked, information about intermediaries, explanations of financial products and a clarification of the concept of conflicts of interest, this guide provides key insights for gaining a better understanding of the financial world.

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AMF releases a status report on socially responsible investment and updates its policy

Published on December 2, 2015

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has released a status report on socially responsible investment practices in France. It has also updated its policy on the information to be included in the marketing materials and legal documentation for collective investment schemes and also on the requirement to provide investors with information that is consistent, accessible, reliable and clear.

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The AMF has published the results of a working group on chairmen’s reports concerning internal control and risk management, and has launched a consultation on proposals for modifying the requirements in these areas

Published on November 27, 2015

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has published a working group report on the information provided in chairmen’s reports on internal control and risk management. The working group proposed consolidating this information and adopting a general presentation, while avoiding standardised developments. The proposals for modifying the requirements are subject to public consultation until 11 December 2015.

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The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) issues a public warning against the activities of unauthorised websites offering binary options trading

Published on November 23, 2015

The AMF is publishing a list of new websites offering binary options trading, for which no authorised investment services provider could be clearly identified.

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AMF urges caution when investing in SCPI shares under the Malraux and Real Estate Loss regimes

Published on November 12, 2015

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has noted that investors sometimes have difficulty understanding the rules on tax treatment upon liquidation of real estate investment companies (SCPIs), particularly those under the Malraux and Real Estate Loss regimes, and that the available documentation is short on detail. Given the renewal of interest in these tax-advantaged products, the AMF is advising retail investors to exercise due caution.

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Head of publications: Florence Gaubert, Executive Director of AMF Communication Directorate.
Contact: Communication Directorate – Autorité des marches financiers 17 place de la Bourse – 75082 Paris cedex 02