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News releases AMF: 2019

The AMF conducts a more detailed analysis of the effects of the European harmonised tick size regime

Published on February 15, 2019

After an initial study carried out just after the implementation of the harmonised tick size regime in Europe on 3 January 2018, further to the new Markets in Financial Instruments framework (MiFID 2), the Autorité des Marchés Financiers has published an analysis carried out over a longer period. It confirms the positive effects that were initially observed.

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ESMA and EU securities regulators including the Autorité des marchés financiers agree no-deal Brexit MoUs with FCA

Published on February 1, 2019

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and European securities regulators have agreed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of the United Kingdom (UK). The MoUs form part of authorities’ preparations should the UK leave the EU without a withdrawal agreement, the no-deal Brexit scenario. The MoUs will therefore only take effect in the event of a no-deal Brexit scenario. The MoUs are similar to those already concluded on the exchange of information with many third country supervisory authorities.

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New key figures take up their seats on the Autorité des Marchés Financiers' Board and Enforcement Committee

Published on January 30, 2019

By an order of the Minister for the Economy and Finance dated 17 January 2019 and by decision of the other competent authorities, the Board and Enforcement Committee of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) have been renewed by including, for the first time, the provisions of the Order of 31 July 2015 on equal access for women and men to positions within independent public authorities. They welcome seven and three new members respectively.

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The AMF publishes a study on the characteristics of Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) managed by French management companies: exposure, liquidity risk and leverage employed

Published on January 23, 2019

Based on the declarations made pursuant to the Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM), the AMF provides an insight for the first time into the market of AIFs that are subject to reporting in France. There are 5,168 such AIFs, representing €688 billion in net assets at the end of 2017 and €915 billion in exposure.

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The Autorité des marchés financiers unveils its priorities for 2019

Published on January 11, 2019

During his New Year address to the press, AMF Chairman Robert Ophèle issued a wake-up call for greater European integration in the run-up to Brexit and the European elections, in order to ensure a strong and competitive Capital Markets Union.

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