France’s financial markets regulator AMF has announced the appointment of Claire Castanet as Executive Director of its Retail Investor Relations Directorate. Ms Castanet will assume the leading position on October 1, 2015.
She succeeds Natalie Lemaire, who is leaving the AMF after five years to join BNP Paribas SA (EPA:BNP) as the Compliance Division’s international head of client interests.
Claire Castanet, age 53, is an ESCP Europe graduate and holds a Master’s degree in management science from the University of Paris-Saclay. In 1991, she became a partner at Vendôme Associés, and developed the firm’s Securities, Risk, Compliance and IT Systems business. In July 2002, she joined the Commission des Opérations de Bourse (COB), which a year later became the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF). Her first role in the regulator was in Human Resources development. In July 2008, she was appointed Director of HR.
The Retail Investor Relations Directorate was established in 2010 in response to the AMF’s goals to make investor protection one of its top priorities through three main efforts: overseeing products and marketing practices, educating and informing retail investors, and mediation.
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