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VIX index and products: the AMF publishes a study on the strong volatility observed on the markets in early February 2018

Published on April 19, 2018

Given the spike in volatility perceived by investors in early February, the AMF is publishing an analysis of the main products concerned and their behaviour during this episode. Broadly speaking, the extent of investment strategies based on volatility calls for a certain vigilance.

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Appointment at the Autorité des marchés financiers of Charlotte Garnier-Peugeot as Head of Communications

Published on April 17, 2018

Charlotte Garnier-Peugeot joined the AMF on 3 April as Head of Communications. She will notably be responsible for supporting AMF in its #Supervision 2022 strategic plan.

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The AMF notes ESMA’s negative opinion concerning the project to introduce a new accepted market practice governing liquidity contracts

Published on April 16, 2018

The European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA) issued a negative opinion on the AMF’s project related to an accepted market practice on liquidity contracts. The AMF regrets the negative nature of this opinion and will duly consider how to follow it up.

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AMF ombudsman publishes her 2017 annual report

Published on April 12, 2018

AMF Ombudsman Marielle Cohen-Branche has presented her latest annual report at a press conference. Although the number of cases received fell for the first time in five years, 2017 was again marked by strong acceptance of recommendations made, and the mediation process generally, among retail as well as professional investors.

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The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is warning the public against the activities of the website

Published on April 4, 2018

The AMF is issuing a public warning regarding the activities of the website, proposing savers to invest in various projects and pretending to be a crowdfunding advisor (CIP) – or about to be registered.

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The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is warning the public against several companies proposing atypical investments without being authorized to do so

Published on March 28, 2018

The AMF is publishing a list of new unauthorized websites offering atypical investments.

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The AMF publishes an initial analysis of the impact of the new tick size regime on the French market

Published on March 27, 2018

Market depth, transaction cost, order lifespan, order-to-trade ratio: the Autorité des marchés financiers has reviewed the initial effects of the European harmonised tick size regime resulting from the new MiFID II framework for markets in financial instruments. This very first reading indicates an overall improvement in market quality.

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Binary options, CFDs: the AMF informs retail investors and market professionals of the decision on measures to prohibit or restrict taken at the European Union level

Published on March 27, 2018

In order to protect retail investors, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has agreed to implement product intervention provisions of the new framework for financial markets instruments (MIFIR). In France, these measures will apply in addition to the provisions of the Sapin II law.

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2018 Employee Savings Week: the AMF, AFG, Treasury, General Directorate of Labour and IEFP organize a meeting for employee-savers and companies, from 26 to 30 March 2018

Published on March 22, 2018

France is the leader in Europe for employee savings with more than 10 million people, employees and retirees representing AuM of nearly €131.5 billion. In 2017, more than 315,000 companies offered a PEE company savings plan to their employees, supplemented by a PERCO retirement savings plans for 212,000 of these companies. In 2017, numerous players mobilized to create the first Employee Savings Week in order to meet the information needs of employees and companies in this area. This initiative has been renewed this year and is enriched by many events, always motivated by a constant desire for education. "Be involved in your employee savings": a highly-topical invite, in the context of the PACTE law (1) and at a time when the government has ranked this subject as one of its priorities.

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The ACPR and the AMF are disseminating the report of the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities on Big Data and reiterating the rules protecting consumers

Published on March 21, 2018

The Joint Committee, bringing together the three European Supervisory Authorities for the financial sectors (European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and European Banking Authority (EBA)), has published its report on the use of Big Data by financial services providers. As part of the remit of the Coordination Committee on the protection of savings, the ACPR and the AMF are seeking to raise the awareness of consumers regarding the growing use of their data by banks, insurance companies and investment firms.

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Contact: Communication Directorate – Autorité des marches financiers 17 place de la Bourse – 75082 Paris cedex 02