IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT,
R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5 AS AMENDED
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IN THE MATTER OF SIMPLY WEALTH FINANCIAL GROUP INC.,
NAIDA ALLARDE, BERNARDO GIANGROSSO,
K&S GLOBAL WEALTH CREATIVE STRATEGIES INC., KEVIN PERSAUD,
MAXINE LOBBAN and WAYNE LOBBAN
WHEREAS on February 16, 2011, the Ontario Securities Commission (the “Commission”) issued a Notice of Hearing pursuant to sections 127 and 127.1 of the Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, as amended (the “Act”), in relation to a Statement of Allegations filed by Staff of the Commission (“Staff”) in respect of Simply Wealth Financial Group Inc. (“Simply Wealth”), Naida Allarde (“Allarde”), Bernardo Giangrosso (“Giangrosso”), K&S Global Wealth Creative Strategies Inc. (“K&S”), Kevin Persaud (“Persaud”), Maxine Lobban and Wayne Lobban (collectively, the “Respondents”);
AND WHEREAS on March 16, 2011, Staff filed an Amended Statement of Allegations;
AND WHEREAS the Notice of Hearing set a hearing in this matter for March 24, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.;
AND WHEREAS on March 24, 2011, Allarde and Giangrosso, on behalf of Simply Wealth and on their own behalf, and Persaud, on behalf of K&S and on his own behalf, attended the hearing;
AND WHEREAS the Commission is of the opinion that it is in the public interest to make this order;
IT IS ORDERED that this matter is adjourned to a confidential pre-hearing conference to be held on June 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.
DATED at Toronto this 24th day of March, 2011.
James D. Carnwath, Q.C.