Defendant Name: BMO Capital Markets GKST Inc.

Defendant Type: Subsidiary of Public Company
Public Company Parent: Bank of Montreal
SIC Code: 6531
CUSIP: 06367110

Document Reference: 33-9815

Document Details

Legal Case Name In the Matter of BMO Capital Markets GKST Inc.
Document Name Order Instituting Administrative and Cease-and-Desist Proceedings Pursuant to Section 8A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 15(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Making Findings, and Imposing Remedial Sanctions and a Cease-and-Desist Order
Document Date 18-Jun-2015
Document Format Administrative Proceeding
File Number 3-16609
Allegation Type Municipal Securities & Public Pensions
Document Summary On June 18, 2015, the SEC instituted settled administrative and cease-and-desist proceedings. According to the SEC: "This matter involves violations of an antifraud provision of the federal securities laws in connection with Respondent's underwriting of certain municipal securities offerings. Respondent, a registered broker-dealer, conducted inadequate due diligence in certain offerings and as a result, failed to form a reasonable basis for believing the truthfulness of certain material representations in official statements issued in connection with those offerings. This resulted in Respondent offering and selling municipal securities on the basis of materially misleading disclosure documents."

Disgorgement & Penalty Information

Cease and Desist Order
Compliance Related Independent Consultant
Various undertakings
Cooperation Before the Resolution
Self Reporting to SEC
Monetary Penalties:

Civil Penalty

Individual:     $250,000.00 Shared:    

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