The French Financial Markets Authority (AMF in french) exists for the protection of investments; it is an independent public authority that regulates and controls the financial markets in France.
In accordance with the law, the French Financial Markets Authority is responsible for :
- the protection of savings invested in financial products,
- information provided to investors,
- the smooth functioning of the markets.
The French Financial Markets Authority (FMA) grants approval to asset management companies, authorising the creation, modification and management of a SICAV, an FCP or an asset management company.
Mathematical methodology enabling fine-tuned optimisation of risks and detailed measurement of the volatility of performance according to predefined asset management criteria. This methodology enables risk envelopes to be identified a priori by security; the evolution of these risks can then be monitored according to management results.
The assets asset allocation in a fund is the distribution of the financial holdings of the fund; it can be broken down according to the nature of the securities (equities, bonds), by geographical area (France, countries in the Eurozone, international), etc.