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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 without being authorised to do so

Published on September 24, 2018

The AMF and the ACPR 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.

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The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) issues a public warning against the activities of unauthorized websites offering binary options trading

Published on September 20, 2018

The AMF is publishing a list of new websites offering binary options trading, for which no authorized investment services provider could be clearly identified.

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Appointment of Maxence Delorme to the Enforcement Assistance Department (DICS) of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers

Published on September 12, 2018

Maxence Delorme joined the AMF on 3 September 2018 as Director of the DICS and advisor to Marie-Hélène Tric, Chairman of the Enforcement Committee, having been Deputy Public Prosecutor and Head of the Economic and Financial Division at the Nanterre District Court.

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CFDs and binary options: the AMF reminds investors that the purpose of the restriction measures agreed on by ESMA is to protect them

Published on September 11, 2018

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has decided to prohibit the sale of binary options to retail investors in Europe and to restrict access to CFDs due to their complexity and the risk of loss. The AMF reiterates that the purpose of these measures is to achieve the legitimate objective of investor protection and encourages investors to resist certain online trading platforms’ efforts to circumvent and remove the protections put in place by the regulators

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The Autorité des marchés financiers and the Mauritius Financial Services Commission signed a Fintech cooperation agreement

Published on September 7, 2018

With a view to promoting innovation in financial services on both markets, Robert Ophèle, Chairman of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), and Harvesh Seegolam, Chief Executive of the Mauritius Financial Services Commission (FSC), signed an agreement on the support of innovative financial operators and on the dialogue between the two authorities. The AMF and FSC also wish to improve their mutual understanding of their respective regulations.

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Contact: Communication Directorate – Autorité des marches financiers 17 place de la Bourse – 75082 Paris cedex 02