News releases AMF: 2019

Half-yearly financial statements: the Autorité des Marchés Financiers publishes a study on the practices of over 90 issuers

Published on June 12, 2019

Listed companies are subject to periodic disclosure obligations, including the publication of a half-year financial report. Through a study of the 2018 half-year financial statements of 93 companies, the AMF has provided a review of practices.

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First proposals from the Autorité des marchés financiers for the new European legislature

Published on June 6, 2019

Following the European elections and as Parliament and the Commission begin a new term of office, the AMF wishes to contribute to the 2020-2024 agenda. The French regulator now proposes initial working suggestions to nourish the reflection in the face of the challenges of strengthening the capital markets of the 27 Member States, Europe's attractiveness and competitiveness as well as digital and environmental transitions.

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The AMF publishes a summary of its thematic review of portfolio management practices

Published on May 21, 2019

In 2018, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) carried out two rounds of five thematic inspections of investment service providers, other than asset management firms (9 credit institutions and 1 investment firm authorised to manage portfolios on behalf of third parties). On the basis of its observations, it has prepared a list of good and poor practices and has issued reminders with respect to the rules applicable thereto.

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Prospectus Regulation: the Autorité des Marchés Financiers launches a public consultation on the update of its General Regulation

Published on May 17, 2019

The provisions of the European Prospectus Regulation will come into force on 21 July 2019. In this context, the regulator is launching a consultation on several amendments to its General Regulation. About one hundred articles are affected.

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The Autorité des marchés financiers and the Israel Securities Authority cooperate to encourage innovation

Published on May 14, 2019

At the annual conference of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) in Sydney (Australia), the chairpersons of the French and the Israeli authorities, Robert Ophèle and Anat Guetta today signed a cooperation agreement with the aim of strengthening innovation, investor protection and competitiveness in their respective markets.

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The Autorité des marches financiers publishes its 2018 annual report

Published on May 7, 2019

During the presentation of the AMF’s activity report to the press, Robert Ophèle, the Chairman, took the opportunity to discuss the priorities for the next European term from the regulator’s perspective. He also reviewed the new responsibilities assigned to the AMF under the PACTE draft law (Action Plan for Business Growth and Transformation).

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The French authorities grant Euroclear France its CSDR license

Published on April 26, 2019

Euroclear France, the French central securities depository has been authorised by Autorité des marchés financiers under European regulation n° 909/2014 on central securities depositories, placing this entity under the European regulatory framework.

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The AMF obtains the sequestration of Systran SAS shares held by the South Korean company LLsolu

Published on April 18, 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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The AMF ombudsman publishes her 2018 annual report

Published on April 18, 2019

Marielle Cohen-Branche, the AMF Ombudsman, has presented her annual report on the past year at a press conference. In addition to presenting the key figures and confirming the efficiency of the system and its acceptance by both retail investors and professionals, it was also an opportunity to give a reminder of the Ombudsman’s core values.

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The Autorité des Marchés Financiers warns the public about the websites and improperly using its name and logo

Published on April 10, 2019

The regulator draws the public's attention to the behaviour of the websites and which are using its name and logo improperly to propose to investors investment simulators and practical guides to investment in real estate investment companies (SCPIs).

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