Decisions and Freeze and cease trade orders

Montréal - On November 5, 2015, further to an ex parte application filed by the Autorité des marchés financiers ("AMF"), the Bureau de décision et de révision ("Bureau") issued freeze orders and orders to cease activities as a securities and derivatives adviser against Services Bench & Jerry inc., Benchley Pierre René and Jerry Peterson Lavoile.

Service with respect to Jerry Peterson Lavoile
The publication of this press release constitutes the method of service authorized by the Bureau for this decision that was issued on November 5, 2015 in respect of Jerry Peterson Lavoile.

See decision 2015-030-001 (pdf - 493 KB)This link will open in a new window (in French only).

According to the AMF investigation, the respondents used social media to encourage the public to trade on FOREX, in particular through a Facebook page titled "Jerrypetersonlavoile." It should be noted that the respondents are not registered with the AMF as securities or derivatives dealers.

The AMF is particularly concerned that the funds invested by the public through the respondents may be lost.

The Autorité des marchés financiers (the AMF) is the regulatory and oversight body for Québec's financial sector.

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