Representing financial market professionals based in France



Commodities – Position limits

ESMA held a consultation earlier this year on technical standards for position limits in commodity derivatives markets. AMAFI said in its feedback that, overall, ESMA’s proposals were appropriate for the stated goals of the MiFID II Quick Fix package, namely...


Liquidity contracts – Accepted market practice

As planned, following a two-year observation period, the French securities regulator, AMF, conducted an overall review of the accepted market practice (AMP) for liquidity contracts created by AMF Decision 2018-01. Accordingly, on 31 March 2021, it submitted a new...


MiFID II - Review

European engagement Ahead of the MiFIR review, AMAFI Chairman Stéphane Giordano, along with several members of the European Action Committee, presented AMAFI’s priorities (AMAFI / 21-31) to a number of key European figures, including Tilman Lueder...


Joint Statement on Consolidated Tape and Market Data Costs

The Appropriate Construction of and Conditions for the usage of a Consolidated Tape


SPACs - Europlace working group on the attractiveness of the Paris financial centre

AMAFI is part of the Paris Europlace working group on the attractiveness of the Paris financial centre, whose aim is to talk about the main regulatory, legal and tax obstacles that interfere with the centre’s appeal. Special purpose acquisition companies (SP...


CMU – European Supervisory Authorities

As part of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) reboot, the European Commission launched a consultation on supervisory convergence and the single rulebook with a view to learning the initial lessons from the review of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) conduct...


ESMA issues a negative opinion on the AMF’s AMP on Liquidity Contracts

Writing in a press release, AMAFI expressed disappointment at the negative opinion recently published by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) on amendments notified by the French securities regulator (AMF) to the Accepted Market Practice (AMP) on l...


MIF 2 - Protection des investisseurs

Retrouvez les propositions de l’AMAFI pour la révision de MIF 2 sur les aspects Protection des investisseurs dans la note AMAFI / 21-35  


Prudential regime for investment firms

Entry into application As our feature article shows (p 2), implementing Europe’s new regime for investment firms, which comprises the Investment Firms Regulation (IFR) and the Investment Firms Directive (IFD), is a major project for AMAFI. The association...