News releases AMF: 2019

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 20, 2019

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

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The Autorité des Marchés Financiers and the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution warn the public against the activities of several websites and entities proposing forex investments or proposing online investment services in France for derivatives whose underlyings include crypto assets

Published on December 20, 2019

With the objective of protecting investors, the AMF and the ACPR regularly update their black lists of new websites and entities offering investments in the unregulated foreign exchange (Forex) market in France and sites offering derivative products whose underlyings include crypto assets without being authorised to do so.

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The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has closed the investigation opened on 12 February 2016 into the financial information and market for the securities of CASINO and RALLYE as well as the behaviour of MUDDY WATERS CAPITAL

Published on December 17, 2019

Given the relative degree of seriousness of the facts in light of the applicable texts, the AMF Board has decided not to serve a statement of objections, while sending both CASINO and MUDDY WATERS CAPITAL a letter of observations.

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The AMF publishes a review of its thematic inspections of the cybersecurity systems in place in asset management companies

Published on December 16, 2019

In accordance with its supervision priorities for the current year, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers reviewed the cybersecurity systems of five asset management companies. Based on its observations, it highlights the good practices noted.

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The AMF publishes a study on the costs and performances of employee investment undertakings

Published on December 11, 2019

This study is the first quantitative analysis of employee savings funds within the universe of collective investment undertakings marketed in France. The regulator analyses the fees and net performances of 810 employee investment undertakings versus those of funds intended for retail investors and funds reserved for institutional investors.

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The AMF publishes a summary of derivatives reporting practices observed during its thematic inspections

Published on December 9, 2019

Pursuant to the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) on infrastructure and OTC derivatives, operators in derivatives markets must report to trade repositories on the features of the contracts they establish and any changes in or termination of those contracts. This reporting is one of its supervision priorities for 2019, and the regulator has prepared a list of practices and issued reminders of the rules to be applied.

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The AMF is devoting its 2019 report on corporate governance and executive compensation to the theme of shareholder dialogue

Published on December 5, 2019

For the sixteenth edition of its report, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers has reviewed corporate governance trends in France and Europe. Given the growing expectations of shareholders, investors and asset managers with regard to the governing bodies of listed companies, this year, the regulator has also chosen to focus on shareholder dialogue.

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The AMF publishes a review of its thematic inspections on securities financing transactions

Published on December 4, 2019

In the second half of 2018, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers conducted a series of five "SPOT" (Supervision des Pratiques Opérationnelle et Thématique - operational and thematic supervision of practices) inspections concerning securities financing transactions. It has now prepared a list of best practices and issues reminders of the rules to be applied.

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The AMF reacts after a news article and a press release by the AB Science group

Published on November 28, 2019

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers takes note of a news article concerning an ongoing investigation conducted by its services into AB Science’s share price and a press release issued by this company.

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The Autorité des marchés financiers calls on retail investors to exercise the greatest vigilance in usurpation cases

Published on November 27, 2019

Following numerous reports from investors, companies and professional associations, the regulator warns the public against the numerous cases of websites usurping the names, adresses, logo and approval number of authorised financial actors or products. This is a phenomenon that particularly affects SCPIs and their asset management companies.

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