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.
Established under An Act respecting the Autorité des marchés financiers This link will open in a new window on February 1, 2004, the AMF distinguish itself by virtue of its integrated regulation of the Québec financial sector, notably in the areas of insurance, securities, derivatives, deposit institutions (other than banks) and the distribution 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.