June 25, 2022

Earlier this yr, Gary Ng was charged by the RCMP’s Built-in Market Enforcement Staff (IMET), with one rely of fraud over $5,000 and one rely of laundering the proceeds of crime.Mikaela MacKenzie /Winnipeg Free Press

Canada’s securities watchdog has discovered that Gary Ng, the previous proprietor of PI Monetary Corp. and a former co-owner of Bridging Finance Inc., dedicated fraudulent conduct with loans he used to finance the acquisition of a number of funding advisory companies.

The Funding Business Regulatory Group of Canada (IIROC) printed a public discover this week saying a penalty listening to for Mr. Ng has been scheduled for Could 27 after a listening to panel dominated on Could 9 that he had engaged in fraudulent conduct.

IIROC additionally discovered that Mr. Ng didn’t co-operate with the regulator’s enforcement employees who had been conducting an investigation. IIROC’s purpose for the choice has not but been made public.

Earlier this yr, Mr. Ng was charged by the RCMP’s Built-in Market Enforcement Staff (IMET), with one rely of fraud over $5,000 and one rely of laundering the proceeds of crime.

In an e-mailed assertion, Mr. Ng’s defence lawyer, Christi Hunter, declined to touch upon the IIROC resolution however mentioned Mr. Ng denies the legal allegations in opposition to him and “intends to completely defend himself by way of the legal course of.”

The IIROC listening to – and the RCMP prices – comply with two high-profile investigations by Canadian regulators by which Mr. Ng performed central roles.

The primary of these, launched by IIROC in February, 2020, alleged that Mr. Ng used fabricated funding account statements to inflate his private internet value and persuade lenders to supply him with $172-million in loans.

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A big portion of that debt was used to finance Mr. Ng’s buy of a number of funding advisory companies, probably the most vital of which was his 2018 acquisition of PI. Mr. Ng paid $100-million in an all-cash deal to accumulate the Vancouver-based vendor, which provides investment-banking and wealth-management companies and had $4.5-billion in property beneath administration on the time.

The regulator additionally alleged that Mr. Ng equipped falsified collateral when shopping for a 50-per-cent stake in non-public debt supervisor Bridging Finance in the summertime of 2019. Bridging lent Mr. Ng’s corporations greater than $131-million – and the loans are actually a part of a a lot bigger investigation into Bridging by the Ontario Securities Fee.

The alleged violations in opposition to Mr. Ng occurred whereas he was a director, investor, govt and registered consultant with PI Monetary Corp. and a director, govt and registered consultant with Chippingham Monetary Group Restricted, each IIROC-regulated companies.

Mr. Ng is not a registrant with any IIROC-regulated companies.

With studies from Tim Kiladze

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