Claire Castanet appointed coordinator of the ACPR and AMF Joint Unit starting 1st July 2020
Claire Castanet, the AMF's Head of Retail Investor Relations and Protection, will be taking over from Nathalie Beaudemoulin Mouratille, Director of Business Practices Supervision at the ACPR, as coordinator of the Joint Unit for Insurance, Banking and Retail Investment.
Dominique Laboureix, Secretary General of the ACPR, and Benoît de Juvigny, AMF Secretary General, announced the appointment of Claire Castanet as coordinator of the Joint Unit of the two authorities on matters pertaining to the monitoring and supervision of business practices in the banking, insurance and retail investment sectors, from 1st July 2020 to 30 June 2022. Since it was created in 2010, the Joint Unit has been coordinated alternately by the ACPR and the AMF for two-year periods.
The Secretary Generals of the two authorities would like to thank Nathalie Beaudemoulin Mouratille for her commitment and very high quality of coordination with AMF staff over the past 24 months. During this period, the Assurance Banque Epargne Info Service joint website (abe-infoservice.fr) significantly increased its audience and the Joint Unit stepped up its scam prevention initiatives, while its working groups continued their work on digital journeys, vulnerable elderly people, self-placement practices and unclaimed assets from retirement and employee savings plans.
As the Joint Unit celebrates its tenth anniversary, Claire Castanet will be taking over the coordination at a critical moment for the financial sector, against a backdrop of profound transformation of the savings and investment landscape and the uncertainties stemming from Covid-19 health crisis.
"The health crisis has highlighted the importance - for customers in the financial and insurance sector - of a subject that has already been clearly identified: the prevention of financial scams, at a time when the use of digital technology has become increasingly widespread. We will also need to address the aspiration for a greener and more sustainable society and economy by ensuring that investor confidence in responsible investment products is strengthened," emphasised Claire Castanet.
Claire Castanet is a graduate of the ESCP Europe business school and holds a postgraduate diploma in management science from the University of Paris-Saclay. In 2002, she joined the French financial markets supervisory authority, the Commission des Opérations de Bourse (COB), which became the Autorité des Marchés Financiers in 2003. She became Head of Human Resources in 2008, and in October 2015, she took over the Retail Investor Relations and Protection Division (DREP).
The Joint Unit, created in 2010, is a mechanism for the coordination of the business practices watch and supervision missions of the ACPR and AMF. The Joint Unit seeks to identify as early as possible the main risks to which customers may be exposed and works to ensure that the interests of customers are always taken into account by professionals. It also provides a single contact point for customers in the banking, insurance and financial sectors comprising a call centre and a specific website : www.abe-infoservice.fr
About the AMF
The AMF is an independent public authority responsible for ensuring that savings invested in financial products are protected, that investors are provided with adequate information and supervising the orderly operation of markets. Visit our website www.amf-france.org.
About the ACPR
The Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR) is the administrative authority operationally attached to the Banque de France that supervises the banking and insurance sectors and ensures financial stability. The ACPR is also responsible for protecting the customers of the supervised institutions and ensuring the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism. It also has resolution powers. The ACPR’s operational departments come under its General Secretariat. Visit our website at https://acpr.banque-france.fr/
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