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News releases AMF: 2018

Japan and France sign Cooperation Frameworks regarding Innovation

Published on November 19, 2018

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has signed two cooperation frameworks, respectively with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) of France to promote innovation in their respective markets. This will lead to increased exchanges regarding innovative trends, regulatory issues and any other relevant information pertaining to innovation in the financial sector. These cooperation frameworks also include referral mechanisms for financial innovators which will therefore facilitate their entry into French or Japanese markets.

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The AMF publishes an analysis on the trends of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

Published on November 14, 2018

On the occasion of the 2018 Annual Conference and following the launch of the UNICORN (1) programme one year earlier which accompanies fundraising initiatives based on cryptocurrencies, the AMF publishes a study on ICOs both in France and globally. This study is based on two main parts: the analysis of French projects based on lessons learned from meetings organized in the framework of this programme and the results of a questionnaire as well as the analysis of the global market.

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The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is warning the public against the activities of ECI Luxembourg and the website www.eci-luxembourg proposing investment services without being authorized to do so

Published on November 9, 2018

Following a number of reports from savers regarding the entity ECI Luxembourg and the website www.eci-luxembourg, the AMF is issuing a public warning.

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The AMF presents its 2018 Young Researcher Award in economics

Published on November 8, 2018

The AMF launched the Young Researcher Award in 2015 with the aim of supporting academic research on topics related to regulation and the financial markets. This year the award is being presented to Selma Boussetta, Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Bordeaux.

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Marielle Cohen-Branche is reappointed as AMF Ombudsman for a further three-year term

Published on November 7, 2018

After consultation with the Board and on appointment by AMF Chairman Robert Ophèle, Marielle Cohen-Branche will start her third term as Ombudsman on 12 November 2018.

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The AMF issues a public warning about the website https://capitalncl.com/

Published on November 2, 2018

The regulator is warning the public about the activities of the website https://capitalncl.com/, which encourages retail investors to invest in various projects and falsely claims to have a crowdfunding adviser (CIP) licence.

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The Autorité des Marchés Financiers issues a warning to regulated market participants about a case of fraudulent and malicious use of its name and of a link to a fake website claiming to be that of the AMF

Published on October 26, 2018

A financial institution has informed the AMF that it received an email on Friday 19 October 2018, purportedly sent by an AMF relationship manager, inviting it to download a five-page Word document overviewing information on “several search modules recently made available to financial institutions jointly by the AMF and the ACPR”.

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The AMF publishes the summary of five inspections carried out relating to clients’ investment knowledge and experience

Published on October 18, 2018

At the beginning of the year, the Autorité des marchés financiers carried out a series of five theme-based inspections. On the strength of its observations, it has prepared a list of best practices and issues reminders of the rules to be applied.

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The AMF updates its policy on voting at general meetings

Published on October 5, 2018

Following discussions led on an initiative by its Consultative Commission for Retail Investors and pursued by a working group created by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers whose report it publishes today, the AMF updates its policy so as to strengthen the transparency and effectiveness of the votes of shareholders at general meetings.

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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 September 27, 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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