Autorité des Marchés Financiers (Canada)

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Autorite Des Marches Financiers
Founded 2004
Headquarters Quebec and Montreal, Canada
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The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is the body mandated by the government of Québec to regulate the province's financial markets and provide assistance to consumers of financial products and services.

In addition to the powers and responsibilities conferred on it by its incorporating legislation, the AMF oversees the enforcement of laws in each of the areas it regulates. It can also draw on self-regulatory organizations (SROs), to which certain regulatory powers are delegated.

The AMF is financially self-sufficient through the fees and dues paid by the persons and firms governed by the legislation it is charged with enforcing. The AMF is headed by a President and Chief Executive Officer appointed by the government.


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