Date: 12th June 2019

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the recent publication by the French capital markets supervisor AMF of its "alternative" method to identify potential closet index funds. As pointed out in several studies by BETTER FINANCE over the last few years, Closet Indexing represents a serious investor protection issue, as confirmed by the recent decision of the UK supervisor – the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - to anction 64 closet index funds and to force their managers to indemnify their investors.