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News releases AMF: 2019

Prospectus Regulation: the AMF is conducting a consultation until 30 September 2019 on changes to its doctrine

Published on August 7, 2019

The European Prospectus Regulation and its delegated regulations came into force on 21 July 2019. Consequently, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) is launching a consultation through to 30 September 2019 on the draft modification of its doctrine on the subject and a new recommendation on the financial disclosure of companies via the written press.

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Mandate and functioning of the AMF’s new Climate and Sustainable Finance Commission

Published on July 23, 2019

On 2 July, in a joint release by the French authorities and the financial community, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) announced the creation of a Climate and Sustainable Finance Commission to assist it in carrying out its missions on issues related to sustainable finance. Today, the regulator has clarified the mandate and functioning of this commission, which will contribute to the work carried out in conjunction with the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel (ACPR) to monitor and evaluate the commitments taken by financial institutions in climate matters.

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The AMF publishes a summary of socially responsible investment practices observed during its thematic inspections

Published on July 15, 2019

As part of its short, thematic “SPOT” (Supervision des Pratiques Opérationnelle et Thématique - operational and thematic supervision of practices) inspections, the AMF examined the socially responsible investment (SRI) systems implemented by five asset management companies (AMCs) and the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. The aim is to ensure that SRI information provided to investors is fair, clear and non-misleading, but also compliant with the investment and management process implemented.

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The AMF launches a study on the impact of the new rules governing research funding introduced by MiFID 2

Published on July 11, 2019

The implementation of MiFID 2 has altered the market economy of research and brings the issue of small caps and mid caps coverage by analysts more sharply into focus. To fine-tune the assessment, the AMF Board has asked Jacqueline Eli-Namer, an AMF Board member, and Thierry Giami, president of the French Society of Financial Analysts (SFAF), to work with financial market stakeholders in order to explore concrete ways of improving the situation.

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Seven regulators publish the fruit of their common approach to data-driven regulation

Published on July 8, 2019

Seven regulators (the Competition Authority, AMF, Arafer, Arcep, CNIL, CRE and CSA) who held a meeting on 24 June 2019, published today a common apprach to data-driven regulation.

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The AMF obtains the sequestration of Systran SAS shares held by the South Korean company LLsolu - Update of press release dated 18 April 2019

Published on July 3, 2019

As part of its remit to protect savings invested in financial instruments, the AMF applied for an injunction against LLsolu to oblige it to fulfil the undertakings that it had made to former shareholders of Systran SA in its public cash offer followed by a squeeze-out.

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Binary options and CFDs: the AMF adopts national intervention measures

Published on July 3, 2019

The AMF has announced the entry into force as of 2 July 2019 of a national intervention measure targeting binary options. Contracts for Differences (CFDs) will be subject to a national restriction measure applicable as of 1st August. These measures are the continuation of those implemented by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) over the past year and mark a new step in protecting investors from the highest-risk products.

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A new mechanism to monitor and independently assess the climate-related commitments taken by Paris financial centre entities

Published on July 2, 2019

François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Banque de France, Chairman of the Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR), and Robert Ophèle, Chairman of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), announced the implementation of a mechanism for monitoring and assessing the climate-related commitments taken by Paris financial centre institutions.

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The Autorité des marchés financiers publishes its 2019 markets and risk outlook

Published on July 2, 2019

In a year marked by economic slowdown, geopolitical uncertainty and extremely low interest rates, the two main vulnerabilities identified in the 2019 edition are market correction and high debt levels. The third risk is the transformation of the financial sector in Europe, which is synonymous with possible pressure on the costs and profitability of market participants. This change in environment is creating some vulnerabilities, such as market fragmentation, difficulties with supervision and regulatory competition.

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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 June 28, 2019

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

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