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The AMF joins forces with regulators worldwide to promote financial education and investor protection
30 September 2019

The AMF joins forces with regulators worldwide to promote financial education and investor protection

For the third year running, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers is taking part in World Investor Week, a week-long event promoted by the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) from 30 September to 6 October 2019.

Launched in 2017 by IOSCO, World Investor Week gives national regulators the opportunity to promote initiatives in financial education and investor protection. This year, a total of 87 jurisdictions represented by their regulatory authorities, as well as eight regional or international organisations, will be coming together to promote the interests of investors.

AMF actions

In 2019, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers has developed new applications and content to support and inform investors. These initiatives include the Following:

  • Launch of the “AMF Protect Epargne” application, which makes it easy to find an unauthorised company in the AMF’s black list, to determine in a few clicks the potential risk of a scam of an investment offer, to be kept informed of AMF warnings and to enter into contact with AMF Epargne Info Service;
  • The creation of a long-term investment journey with “La Finance pour tous”. This journey, which is made up of web-based learning modules aimed at dispelling misconceptions about investment, especially share investments, will provide investors with insight into long-term investment challenges and the keys for action;
  • A diversification tool to help investors gain practice in diversifying more or less risky asset portfolios in order to achieve a balanced result;
  • Various events for investors: these include a meeting with individual investors today in Strasbourg with the French Federation of individual investors and investment clubs (F2iC) and Banque de France, a Facebook Live broadcast with the national consumer institute and a web conference on collective investment schemes on 1 October.

This year the AMF is mobilising a broad panel of market participants around World Investor Week. Associations, professional associations and financial institutions will provide investor education activities throughout the week.
 

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 https://www.amf-france.org

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