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
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.
Here is the list of new websites recently identified:
- www.bloomcapitalmarkets.com / ORIGINAL MARKETS LTD
- www.ksftrade.com / MARSHALL ADVANCED INNOVATION LTD et JOSHUA CONSULTING LTD
- www.utcinvest.com / UTC INVEST
A list of all unauthorized websites to offer investments on the unregulated foreign exchange (Forex) market is available in the AMF's website (section: Épargne Info Service > Placements à haut risque ou arnaques : les conseils de l'AMF > Listes noires des sites non autorisés) and Assurance Banque Épargne Info Service – ABE IS's website (section: Actualité et alertes > Alertes).
These websites may change very quickly and this list is not intended to be exhaustive.
To ensure that the intermediary offering banking or financial products or services is authorised to operate in France, you can view the register of financial agents (https://www.regafi.fr ) or the list of authorised intermediaries in the financial investment advisor (FIA) or participating investment advisor (PIA) categories (https://www.orias.fr/search ).
If the intermediary in question is not on these lists, we strongly recommend that you should not make use of their services, as they are in breach of the applicable legislation and are not required to comply with basic rules of investor protection, information disclosure and claims handling.
Do you have any questions?
For all information, go to the following websites:
Assurance-Banque-Epargne Info Service: www.abe-infoservice.fr or call 0811 901 801, Mondays to Fridays from 8am to 6pm.
AMF: http://www.amf-france.org or call 01 53 45 62 00, Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm.
AMF Communication Directorate - Caroline Leau - Tel.: +33 (0)1 5345 6039 or +33 (0)1 5345 6028
ACPR Communication Departement - Dominique Poggi - Tél. : + 33 (0)1 49 95 42 59
Head of publications: The Executive Director of AMF Communication Directorate. Contact: Communication Directorate – Autorité des marches financiers 17 place de la Bourse – 75082 Paris cedex 02