General Regulation


Key figures

AMF in figures, 2018

Published on June 26, 2019

The AMF is an independent public authority responsible for ensuring that savings invested in financial products are protected, providing investors with adequate information and supervising the orderly operation of markets. Review of key regulation figures for 2018.


Chiffres AMF

498 employees
Operating income: €126.45 million
Operating expenses: €111.28 million

Investor Information

Chiffres épargnants

11,231 requests for information processed by the Épargne Info Service public response platform, of which 78% from retail investors.
More than 400 marketing campaigns reviewed as part of the marketing approval or authorisation process
2 campaigns of mystery visits conducted in 2018 representing 220 visits


Chiffres médiation

1,438 queries for mediation received in 2018
1,408 cases processed leading the ombudsman to issue 523 opinions

Financial intermediaries and savings products

Chiffres supervision

Chiffres supervision

633 asset management companies of which 24 authorised in 2018
10,138 funds at end-2018 representing 1.471 billion euros in assets under management 
420 investment service providers (excluding asset management companies)
5,150 financial investment advisors 
57 crowdfunding advisors

Corporate financing and disclosures

Chiffres opérations

352 corporate finance transactions approved by the AMF in 2018, of which:
24 compliance decisions on takeover bids
21 IPO approvals issued in 2018 (10 on Euronext and 11 on Euronext Growth) for a total amount raised of 1.1 billion euros
155 debt security transactions approved

Market supervision, inspections and investigations

Chiffres surveillance

Chiffres surveillance

The AMF provided oversight over more than 3,200 equities, close to 21,600 debt securities, close to 23,900 warrants and certificates
64 inspection reports on financial institutions and financial investment advisors completed
64 investigations completed of which 41 involved international cooperation
13 inspections and 10 investigations led to the initiation of sanction proceedings

Settlements and Sanctions

Chiffres sanctions

Chiffres sanctions

15 settlements approved by the Enforcement Committee
17 decisions handed down by the Enforcement Committee. They concerned 53 persons, of which 16 were legal entities
44 financial penalties ordered for amounts ranging from 20,000 euros to 800,000 euros, for a total of 7.18 million euros 
10 disciplinary sanctions ordered (3 warnings, 1 reprimand, 6 temporary bans on conducting at least one business activity)

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Legal information
Head of publications: The Executive Director of AMF Communication Directorate.
Contact: Communication Directorate – Autorité des marches financiers 17 place de la Bourse – 75082 Paris cedex 02