In-depth Savings & services providers: Miscellaneous

The AMF publishes its new guidelines on the prevention of money laundering and the financing of terrorism

Published on December 16, 2019

Combating money laundering and financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) is one of the AMF’s key supervisory priorities in 2019. This year, the AMF has conducted a full recast of its AML/CFT policy and has published the new guidelines relating to the risk-based approach, obligations of vigilance with respect to clients and their beneficiaries, the concept of politically exposed persons and the obligation to report suspicions to TRACFIN.

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UCITS and AIFs: policy update

Published on November 26, 2019

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) is updating its policy relating to UCITS and AIFs in order to integrate recent national and European legislative and regulatory developments.

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Provision of investment services: update of the policy

Published on October 30, 2019

The AMF has updated its policy on the provision of investment services. The objective is to update the references found in the policy documents and make the adjustments required by the update of the legislative and regulatory provisions following the transposition of MiFID II and the separation of the legal system applicable to asset management companies from that of investment companies.

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Clarifications concerning the information to be provided to investors in collective investment undertakings referring to a benchmark index

Published on October 22, 2019

On 29 March 2019 ESMA published an update of its questions and answers (Q&A) relating to the application of the UCITS Directive. This update concerns, in particular, the information to be indicated in the Key Investor Information Documents (KIIDs) of UCITS regarding how closely the UCITS track their benchmark index. The AMF takes stock of this update.

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MiFID II and the new rules applicable to asset management companies: new update to AMF policy

Published on January 3, 2019

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (French Financial Markets Authority, or AMF) is continuing to update its policy (instructions, positions and recommendations) to take account of the impact of the legislative and regulatory provisions arising from MiFID II and the creation of separate legal structures for asset management companies (AMCs) and investment firms (IFs). This update also provides an opportunity to provide further clarifications that may be of use to market operators. Three policy documents have been updated and one new instruction has been issued.

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The AMF publishes a guide on the implementation of the obligations of UCITS depositaries

Published on December 21, 2018

The UCITS V Directive specifies the obligations applicable to UCITS depositaries. The AMF is publishing a guide detailing certain aspects of the new system that were the subject of exchanges with the depositaries in the framework of their authorisation or review of their performance specifications.

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The AMF publishes a study on the volatility of French money market funds

Published on October 31, 2018

In order to mark the entry into force of European regulation on money-market funds, the AMF carried out a historical analysis of the volatility of French money market funds, both standard funds and short-term funds, whose net asset value varies depending on their market value.

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Asset management: some reminders ahead of the 2018 post-summer holiday period

Published on October 23, 2018

Money market funds, securitisation: management companies need to prepare for new regulatory deadlines in the coming months. At the same time, the AMF intends to continue its support initiatives relating to the new markets in financial instruments framework, MiFID II. Overview of the main texts to watch out for, with Xavier Parain, deputy Secretary General, who heads up the AMF's Asset Management Directorate.

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Entry into force of the MMF Regulation: the AMF assists management companies in their authorisation and management process

Published on September 20, 2018

Regulation (EU) 2017/1131 on money market funds (MMFs) enters into application on 21 July 2018. In this context, the French Financial Markets Regulator (AMF) has published a guide for companies that wish or are required to submit an application for authorisation as a money market fund for one or several of their funds.

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The implementation of MiFID II and the new regime for asset management companies: the AMF continues its policy updates

Published on July 20, 2018

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (French Financial Markets Authority or AMF) is continuing its policy updates to account for the impact of MiFID II’s implementation and the creation of two separate legal structures for asset management companies (AMCs) and investment firms (IFs).

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