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12 April 2016

AMF warns investors about MTL Index

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) warns investors about investment offerings in France from MTL Index.

MTL Index seeks investors in France to invest in rare earths and precious metals, notably through its website

The AMF has received reports about the company from numerous investors, particularly clients wishing to find out what has happened to their investments or to sell their precious metals stock but who are unable to make contact with MTL Index.

Owing to these uncertainties, and in light of the information it has received, the AMF strongly advises French investors not to respond to offerings from MTL Index.

The AMF encourages investors to be vigilant when investing as a matter of course, and remember:

  • No advertising materials should make you overlook the fact that high returns always involve high risk;
  • Learn as much as you can about the intermediary trying to sell you a product (authorisation/certification, company history, location of head offices, etc.);
  • Question the company or intermediary about the extent of your legal liability if you go ahead and invest;
  • Ask yourself how, and by whom, the purchase price or selling price of the advertised product is set and find out how precisely you will be able to sell the product.

If you have any questions, please contact the AMF Retail Investor team on +33 (0)1 53 45 62 00 from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday.

About the AMF
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Press contact:
AMF Communication directorate - Caroline Leau - Tél : +33 (0)1 53 45 60 39 ou +33 (0)1 53 45 60 28