Frank Martin Laprade

When the Conseil d'Etat becomes an "expert" in stock market law...

On May 29, 2024, the French Conseil d'Etat rejected the appeal lodged by management company Dôm Finance against the decision of the AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) Enforcement Committee to fine it 400,000 euros in July 2022. Expert opinion from Frank Martin Laprade, Partner at Jeantet, ...

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Latest publications

ACPR and AMF publish their report on the monitoring and assessment of the climate commitments of Paris financial market players

The AMF and the ACPR have published the 4th edition of their joint report on the monitoring and assessment of the climate commitments made by players in the Paris financial marketplace. The report comes against a backdrop of major developments for both financial institutions and ...
/ Press release

Forces Françaises de l'Industrie and Crystal launch an investment fund for unlisted SMEs

The entrepreneurs' club and the asset management group have joined forces to "lead French SMEs along the path to ETIs". Backed by a guarantee from Bpifrance and tax benefits, the investment fund is part of a drive to reindustrialize the country, ...
/ Operation, Strategy

The AMF Enforcement Committee sanctions an FIA and its manager for breaches of their professional obligations

In its decision of June 12, 2024, the Enforcement Committee issued a reprimand against each of the respondents, Activ Finance Conseils and its director at the time of the events, Céline Géhin. It also ...
/ Press release

Strategy

Forces Françaises de l'Industrie and Crystal launch an investment fund for unlisted SMEs

The entrepreneurs' club and the asset management group are joining forces to "lead French SMEs along the path to ...
/ Operation, Strategy

Centiva Capital hedge fund receives AMF approval

[Info Finascope] The New York-based alternative asset manager applied for accreditation last year following its move into France, as ...
/ Regulation, Strategy

Brevan Howard has left his Paris offices

[Info Finascope] The British hedge fund set up shop in the capital in 2022. Having grown considerably in recent ...
/ Strategy

Cedrus: "We will be launching an evergreen FCPR in September". 

Interview with Sébastien Roca, Managing Director of Cedrus & Partners. Cedrus & Partners specializes in asset allocation consulting for family ...
/ Operation, Strategy

Green transition: billions available, but where are the projects?

Faced with the enormous cost of the energy transition, speakers at a Paris Finance Forum round table recognized that ...
/ Strategy
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Regulation

Frank Martin Laprade

When the Conseil d'Etat becomes an "expert" in stock market law...

On May 29, 2024, the Conseil d'Etat rejected the appeal lodged by management company Dôm Finance against the ...

Pre-close calls: Esma identifies best practices for preventing the transmission of insider information

The European Securities and Markets Authority ("Esma") has just published a press release dated May 29, 2024 on best practices for ...
/ Avis d'expert, Regulation

Centiva Capital hedge fund receives AMF approval

[Info Finascope] The New York-based alternative asset manager applied for accreditation last year following its move into France, as ...
/ Regulation, Strategy

Revision of the EMIR Regulation: towards greater attractiveness of EU clearing houses?

As part of the European Union's initiative to create a Capital Markets Union (C.M.U.), the third revision of the Regulation ...
/ Avis d'expert, Regulation

"The Retail Investment Strategy is disconnected from the financial sector's competitiveness objectives".

On the eve of the Paris Finance Forum, Jean-Charles Simon takes the floor in Finascope. Highly critical of the Investment Strategy ...
/ Regulation, Strategy
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Operation

Forces Françaises de l'Industrie and Crystal launch an investment fund for unlisted SMEs

The entrepreneurs' club and the asset management group are joining forces to "lead French SMEs along the path to ...
/ Operation, Strategy

Cedrus: "We will be launching an evergreen FCPR in September". 

Interview with Sébastien Roca, Managing Director of Cedrus & Partners. Cedrus & Partners specializes in asset allocation consulting for family ...
/ Operation, Strategy

After Blackrock, a French fintech launches the EU's first tokenized mutual funds

The initiative comes from Spiko, founded last year by two former senior civil servants from Bercy. Represented on the Ethereum and ...
/ Innovation, Operation

Unlisted assets: Private Corner diversifies into private debt

The management company, which has raised over 650 million euros in sales, has selected Arcmont Asset Management and CVC Capital ...
/ Operation

Archinvest prepares to launch a US Mid-Cap multifund

[Info Finascope] The management company founded by Emilie Loyer-Buttiaux, Nicolas Macquin and Pierre-Olivier Desplanches is in the pre-marketing phase with ...
/ Operation
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Innovation

After Blackrock, a French fintech launches the EU's first tokenized mutual funds

The initiative comes from Spiko, founded last year by two former senior civil servants from Bercy. Represented on the Ethereum and ...
/ Innovation, Operation

Crypto-assets: AMF to open MiCA window on June 30

The European regulation will become applicable on December 30. Already registered digital asset service providers (DASPs) have until December ...
/ Innovation, Regulation

Will AI "augment" or replace supervisors and compliance officers?

Use cases for artificial intelligence are multiplying within supervisory authorities and compliance departments. At the ...
/ Innovation, Regulation

Crypto-assets : Paris, a magnet for market makers

In addition to France's Flowdesk, two major liquidity providers in the digital asset market are either strengthening their presence or planning to ...
/ Innovation, Strategy

A unified European register to reduce technological fragmentation

In his traditional letter to the French President, Banque de France Governor François Villeroy de Galhau ...
/ Innovation
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Trend

France's political situation risks undermining its financial attractiveness

The surprise announcement of the dissolution of the French National Assembly and new parliamentary elections weighed on the CAC 40 and ...
/ Trend

France Invest and Quantalys take stock of the democratization of non-listed investments

The private equity association and the analyst firm have carried out their first study of retail access to private equity. The ...
/ Strategy, Trend

France's rating: a hard blow, more political than financial, before the European elections

On Friday evening, the S&P rating agency downgraded France's long-term rating from AA to AA- ...
/ Trend

Enerfip passes the 500 million euros mark for projects financed

Founded in 2014, the crowdfunding platform dedicated to energy transition infrastructure has just launched a management company ...
/ Strategy, Trend

French start-ups set to fail in 2024: what's their profile?

ScaleX, a company specializing in assessing the risk profiles of technology start-ups, has published an observatory of French company bankruptcies having ...
/ Trend
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Avis d'expert

Frank Martin Laprade

Lorsque le Conseil d’Etat s’improvise « expert » en droit boursier…

Le Conseil d'Etat a rejeté, le 29 mai 2024, le recours de la société de gestion Dôm Finance contre la ...

Pre-close calls : l’Esma recense les bonnes pratiques pour prévenir la transmission d’informations privilégiées

L'Autorité européenne des marchés financiers (« Esma ») vient de publier un communiqué du 29 mai 2024 relatif aux bonnes pratiques à ...

Actions et obligations : fin d’un tandem gagnant ? 

À l’heure où la corrélation entre les actions et les obligations est au plus haut depuis des années, voire des ...
/ Avis d'expert, Partenariat

Révision du Règlement EMIR : vers une plus grande attractivité des chambres de compensation de l’Union européenne ?

S’inscrivant dans l’initiative de l’Union européenne de création d’une Union des Marchés de Capitaux (UMC), la troisième révision du Règlement ...

L’engouement autour du partage de la valeur et de l’actionnariat salarié se confirme 

Les sociétés cotées et non cotées montrent un intérêt croissant pour l'actionnariat salarié. Le législateur a récemment décidé d’accompagner ce ...
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Communiqués

L’ACPR et l’AMF publient leur rapport sur le suivi et l’évaluation des engagements climatiques des acteurs de la Place de Paris

L’AMF et l’ACPR publient la 4e édition de leur rapport commun sur le suivi et l’évaluation des engagements climatiques des ...
/ Communiqué

La Commission des sanctions de l’AMF sanctionne un CIF et son dirigeant pour des manquements à leurs obligations professionnelles

Dans sa décision du 12 juin 2024, la Commission des sanctions a prononcé à l’encontre de chacun des mis en ...
/ Communiqué

Durabilité : le recueil des préférences des clients reste parcellaire

La nouvelle campagne de visites mystère réalisée par l’Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) entre septembre 2023 et mars 2024 auprès ...
/ Communiqué

La BCE abaisse ses taux directeurs de 25 points de base

Le Conseil des gouverneurs a décidé, ce jour, d’abaisser les trois taux d’intérêt directeurs de la BCE de 25 points de ...
/ Communiqué

ETF actifs : l’AMF publie une recommandation sur la transparence des portefeuilles

Dans le prolongement des dispositions permettant la création d’ETF actifs en France, l’Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) précise les conditions ...
/ Communiqué
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Nominations

Mirova renouvelle son comité de mission

Mirova, société de gestion dédiée à l'investissement durable, annonce le renouvellement de son comité de mission et la nomination d’Isabelle ...
/ Nomination

Un nouveau directeur des investissements chez Sycomore

Pierre-Alexis Dumont, 53 ans, rejoint Sycomore AM, propriété du groupe d’assurances Generali, en qualité de directeur des investissements.  “Il dirigera ...
/ Nomination

Romain Mahieu, directeur gestions sous mandats et solutions chez Richelieu Gestion

Richelieu Gestion, société de gestion du groupe Richelieu, avec près de 1,5 milliard d’euros d’actifs sous gestion, annonce la nomination ...
/ Nomination

Guillaume Robert, directeur général adjoint des Finances publiques

Guillaume Robert est nommé directeur général adjoint des Finances publiques (DGFIP), au ministère de l'Economie et des Finances. Il succède ...
/ Nomination

Marcus Robinson nommé responsable de CDSClear et de DigitalAssetClear chez LCH SA

LCH SA, filiale française de LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) annonce la nomination de Marcus Robinson à la tête de ...
/ Nomination
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