British Columbia Securities Commission

British Columbia Securities Commission

January 04, 2008 09:30 ET

British Columbia Securities Commission: Investment Firm Fined for Failing to Register in British Columbia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 4, 2008) - An investment firm agreed to pay the British Columbia Securities Commission $74,050 after admitting to advising investors without proper registration.

Dorchester Investment Management, a firm that holds registration in Quebec and Ontario, admitted in a settlement agreement with the BCSC that it had provided investment advice to B.C. investors without registration under the Securities Act.

Under the settlement agreement, Dorchester agreed to pay a $40,000 fine and $34,050 in respect of registration fees that otherwise would have been payable to the BCSC if the company had been registered.

The firm provided investment advice to as many as 11 clients from March 1992 to August 8, 2007, many of whom had dealt with the firm prior to moving to British Columbia. Dorchester registered with the BCSC on August 9, 2007.

The B.C. Securities Commission is the independent provincial government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities within the province. You may view the settlement on our website www.bcsc.bc.ca by typing in the search box, Dorchester Investment Management or 2008 BCSECCOM 2. If you have questions, contact Ken Gracey, Media Relations, 604-899-6577.

Learn how to avoid investment fraud at the BCSC's investor education website: www.investright.org.

Contact Information

  • British Columbia Securities Commission
    Ken Gracey
    Media Relations
    (604) 899-6577 or (B.C. & Alberta) 1-800-373-6393
    Website: www.bcsc.bc.ca