Claire Castanet will lead the Retail Investor Relations Directorate starting 1 October 2015. She succeeds Natalie Lemaire, who is leaving the AMF after holding the position for five years. Natalie Lemaire will join BNP Paribas as the Compliance Division's international head of client interests.
Claire Castanet, age 53, graduated from ESCP Europe and holds a Master's degree in management science from the University of Paris-Saclay. After gaining experience in a variety of fields, including direct marketing, IT services and consulting, she joined Vendôme Associés, a recruitment firm specialising in the banking and financial sector. She carried out recruiting assignments for both retail banks and corporate and investment banks. In 1991, she became a partner and developed the firm's Securities, Risk, Compliance and IT Systems business. In July 2002, she joined the Commission des Opérations de Bourse (COB), which a year later became the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF). She started off in Human Resources development and in July 2008 was appointed Director of HR.
The Retail Investor Relations Directorate was created in 2010 in response to the AMF's desire to make investor protection one of its top priorities through three main efforts: overseeing products and marketing practices, educating and informing retail investors, and mediation.
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