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Enforcement Roundup: January 2021

A gavel rests on a wooden stand to represent enforcement actions taken in BC in January 2021 by securities regulators.
The Enforcement Roundup is a monthly summary of enforcement activities in British Columbia taken by securities regulators.

January’s edition of the Enforcement Roundup includes one enforcement action from the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA), and one settlement agreement from the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).

MFDA Enforcement

MFDA Settlement Agreement

Vanessa Sjostrom

Sjostrom, who conducted business out of the Campbell River, BC area, admitted to contravening the MFDA’s Know Your Client rule.

As a result, Sjostrom has been prohibited for three years from conducting securities-related business in any capacity while in employ of, or associated with an MFDA Member. She must also pay $5,000 in costs and comply with the contravened rule in the future.

Read the news release for full details.

News Release

IIROC Enforcement

IIROC Settlement Agreement

Glenn Molson

Molson admitted he failed to follow his firm’s account opening and client verification procedures and thereby failed to follow IIROC’s Know Your Client rules.

Molson agreed to pay a $10,000 fine and $1,000 in costs.

The settlement agreement also took into account that Mr. Molson paid a $5,000 internal fine and was required to rewrite the Conduct and Practices Handbook course, both of which he has completed.

Read the new release for full details.

News Release

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