IIROC Sanctions Alberto Storelli

Type: Enforcement Notice> Decision


Richard Korble
Vice-President, Western Canada
Julia K. Mackenzie
Public Affairs Specialist

October 13, 2021 (Vancouver, BC) – Following a disciplinary hearing held on August 13, 2021, in Vancouver, BC, a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) found that Alberto Storelli was liable of compensating clients, providing an unauthorized account statement to clients, making misrepresentations to Enforcement Staff, and failing to cooperate with Enforcement Staff who were conducting an investigation.

Specifically, the Hearing Panel found that Storelli committed the following violations:

  1. Between September 2014 and December 2017, Storelli, paid financial compensation to clients without the knowledge or approval of his Dealer Member, contrary to Dealer Member Rule 29.1 and Consolidated Rule 1400;
  2. In or about June 2015, Storelli created and provided to clients an account statement that was not authorized by his Dealer Member, contrary to Dealer Member Rule 29.1;
  3. Between January 2017 and January 2018, Storelli made misrepresentations to Enforcement Staff during the course of an investigation, contrary to Consolidated Rule 1400;
  4. Between February 2018 and March 2018, Storelli failed to cooperate with Enforcement Staff who were conducting an investigation, contrary to section 8104 of the Consolidated Rules.

The Hearing Panel imposed the following penalty on Mr. Storelli:

  1. $50,000 fine; and
  2. 4 year suspension for registration.

Mr. Storelli is also required to pay costs in the amount of $10,000.

IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Storelli’s conduct in January 2017. The violations occurred while he was a Registered Representative with the Richmond, British Columbia branch of Global Maxfin Capital Inc., which at all material times was an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr. Storelli is no longer a registrant with an IIROC-regulated firm.

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IIROC is the pan-Canadian self-regulatory organization that oversees all investment dealers and their trading activity in Canada’s debt and equity markets. IIROC sets high quality regulatory and investment industry standards, protects investors and strengthens market integrity while supporting healthy Canadian capital markets. IIROC carries out its regulatory responsibilities through setting and enforcing rules regarding the proficiency, business and financial conduct of 174 Canadian investment dealer firms of varying sizes and business models, and their more than 31,000 registered employees. IIROC also sets and enforces market integrity rules regarding trading activity on Canadian debt and equity marketplaces. For more information, visit www.iiroc.ca.