British Columbia Securities Commission

British Columbia Securities Commission

July 16, 2008 09:00 ET

British Columbia Securities Commission: Brokerage and Employee Pay $21,050 for Selling Cease-Traded Security

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 16, 2008) - The British Columbia Securities Commission has settled with a Vancouver-based investment dealer and one of its registered sales people who admitted to trading a U.S. over-the-counter security that was subject to a cease trade order.

Monty Gregory Lorne Montaine, a registered salesperson with Global Securities Corporation, manually entered two sales orders of Brookmount Exploration Inc. shares for an Alberta client without checking Global's electronic order management system (OMS) or the National Cease Trade Order Database.

Global, a Vancouver investment dealer, accepted Montaine's first order and sold 100,000 Brookmount shares on June 21, 2007, one day after the BCSC had issued a cease trade order (CTO) against Brookmount, which trades on the OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB). On June 22, 2007, Montaine entered the second order and Global sold 75,000 shares, contrary to the CTO.

The first trade entered the market because Global's data service provider had not yet placed the restrictions on the OMS system. However, the OMS system did not permit the second trade because the restriction was in place. Global cancelled all the orders and covered its short position of 175,000 Brookmount shares under a partial BCSC revocation order in August 2007.

Under settlement agreement with the BCSC, Global paid $16,050 to the commission, which includes $1,050 in profit that the company made on the purchase of Brookmount shares, and Montaine paid $5,000.

The B.C. Securities Commission is the independent provincial government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities within the province. You may view the BCSC decision on our website www.bcsc.bc.ca by typing in the search box, Monty Gregory Lorne Montaine, Global Securities Corporation or 2008 BCSECCOM 400. 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
    (604) 899-6577 or (B.C. & Alberta) 1-800-373-6393
    Website: www.bcsc.bc.ca