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News releases AMF: 2018

The AMF publishes a summary of its thematic inspections of the valuation of unlisted holdings in private equity management companies

Published on December 21, 2018

Beginning in April 2018, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers carried out a series of five “SPOT” (Supervision des Pratiques Opérationnelle et Thématique - operational and thematic supervision of practices) inspections, focusing on the valuation of unlisted holdings by private equity management companies. Based on its observations, in addition to the knowledge accumulated over the course of past inspections, it has prepared an assessment of practices identified and reminders of the rules to be applied.

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The Autorité des marchés financiers announces the appointment of Philippe Sourlas as Managing Director in charge of the Asset Management Directorate

Published on December 20, 2018

Philippe Sourlas will take up the post of Managing Director in charge of the Asset Management Directorate on 7 January 2019. He thus succeeds Xavier Parain, who will leave the AMF at the start of the year, after devoting close to eight years to asset management company regulation.

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The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is warning the public against several companies proposing atypical investments without being authorized to do so

Published on December 14, 2018

The AMF is publishing a list of new unauthorized websites offering atypical investments.

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The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) and the Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de resolution (ACPR) warn the public about a number of unauthorised online investment services in France for derivatives whose underlyings include crypto assets

Published on December 13, 2018

The AMF and the ACPR are publishing a list of new websites and entities offering trading of investments on cryptocurrency derivatives without authorisation in France.

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The Autorité des marchés financiers annonces the appointment of Astrid Milsan as Managing Director

Published on December 13, 2018

Astrid Milsan joined the AMF on 3 December 2018. She will be appointed Managing Director of the Corporate Finance Directorate and the Corporate Accounting and Auditing Directorate, effective 1 January 2019. She succeeds Martine Charbonnier who ends her career after six years spent at the AMF.

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The ACPR/AMF Joint Unit publishes opens a public consultation on marketing of financial products to older vulnerable populations

Published on December 12, 2018

The Joint Unit publishes today a report entitled “Marketing practices and ageing populations: how do we address cognitive decline in the elderly within the customer relationship?” in order to lay the groundwork for a joint discussion on this issue.

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The AMF and the CSRC sign a joint letter of cooperation

Published on December 11, 2018

During the recent 6th China-France High-level Economic and Financial Dialogue held in Paris on the 7th of December 2018, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) signed a Joint Letter of Cooperation to advance regulatory collaboration between the two authorities and to deepen substantial cooperation in the capital markets of the two countries, in order to make positive contributions to constructing a close and durable Sino-French comprehensive economic strategic partnership.

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The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is warning the public against the entity MAG Asset and the website www.magasset.com

Published on December 10, 2018

The regulator issues a warning to the public against the activities of MAG Asset, which, via detailed marketing documents and on its website www.magasset.com, is inciting savers to invest in various mutual funds without authorisation.

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The Autorité des marchés financiers warns the public about case of fraudulent use of the names and contact details of the SICAV Objectif Finance Investissements (OFI)

Published on December 7, 2018

The regulator is warning the public against the fraudulent use of the names and contact details of the Sicav Objectif Finance Investissements (OFI).

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The AMF publishes its roadmap for sustainable finance

Published on November 28, 2018

Sustainable finance is one of the AMF’s eight top priorities for 2018 and a building block of its “#Supervision 2022” strategy published at the start of the year. This roadmap describes how the AMF intends to respond to trends observed on the market and to integrate sustainable finance goals into all its activities.

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