Paris bond platform justifies regulator's stance

Author: | Published: 1 Feb 2010
The steps of the Paris bourse

In October last year, the French regulator relaxed several of its listing requirements. The move has encouraged many large French companies to commit to moving up to 50% of their issues to the new bond platform once it is launched, which should be by the end of the year.

“A new bond platform will simplify rules and give more transparency to trades,” said Hubert Segain, a corporate partner at Herbert Smith in Paris. “The AMF has been undertaking a lot of work to clean...