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Financial scams: the Paris Public Prosecutor's Office, the AMF and the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) determined to cope with an industrialisation of this phenomenon

Published on September 18, 2019

Just over three years after an initial joint mobilisation to denounce fraudulent investment or credit offers, the three institutions have conducted a further review of these practices. These continue to represent substantial losses for savers, estimated at €1 billion between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2019. The Public Prosecutor's Office of Paris Regional Court, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers and the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution strongly encourage the public to inform themselves about how the scammers operate, so as to protect themselves more effectively.

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The AMF is launching a public consultation on the conditions for implementing squeeze-outs and fairness opinions in the context of public offers

Published on September 16, 2019

The AMF is publishing the findings of the working group on conditions for implementing squeeze-outs and fairness opinions in the context of public offers and is holding a consultation on proposals for changes to its regulations.

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AMF warns the public about an aggressive marketing technique called “boiler room”

Published on September 6, 2019

The AMF warns the public about this fraudulent practice that encourages investors to purchase financial products on the basis of sales pitches unrelated to the real value of the assets in question and with the promise of extremely high price increases. The AMF calls on retail investors to exercise the greatest vigilance.

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First mystery shopping campaigns under MiFID II: the AMF examines the practices of 11 retail banks

Published on September 2, 2019

The AMF has been carrying out mystery shopping since 2011 to assess the conditions under which financial products are marketed, on the basis of the process of assessing of the “customer” profile and needs, as well as the advice provided. One year after the implementation of MIFID II, how are practices progressing?

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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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