Regulatory Disclosures

Many of the products and services offered by members of the Velocity Trade Group are country or jurisdiction specific. Accessing any product or service via this website is not an offer, inducement or invitation to purchase those products or services.

Velocity only carries on securities transactions and activities in those countries it is authorised to do so. Velocity Trade maintains offices in Toronto, Montreal, London, Amsterdam, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Sydney and Auckland.

Memberships: Velocity Trade Limited (VTL) is regulated by the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) and holds an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) No.329813. Velocity trade Limited is also a market participant of the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).

VTL Policies & Procedures:

Memberships: Velocity Trade Capital Ltd. (VTC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Velocity Trade Holdings Ltd., is registered as an investment dealer in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec.. Velocity Trade Capital is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF) and a participating organization of the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange. Velocity Trade Foreign Exchange Services is registered with FINTRAC as a Money Services Broker. Currently providing physically delivered FX to broker dealers, institutions and corporations.

   

Related & Connect Issuers: Velocity Trade is majority owned by institutions, however, the Company’s employees and founders represent the single largest shareholder block. National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements and Exemptions requires a registered firm to disclose certain information to each of its clients. The specific information that must be disclosed to a client includes a list of issuers who are related or connected issuers to Velocity. Please note that Velocity does not have any related or connected issuers at this time. If Velocity does identify any related or connected issuers, a list of those issuers will be listed on this page.

Accessibility Statement: Velocity is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are committed to building on the unique talents, experiences and perspectives of individuals, including employees, clients and others who have dedicated their lives to promoting accessibility.

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (“AODA”) aims to create a more accessible Ontario by identifying and, to the extent possible, eliminating barriers experienced by people with disabilities. The Integrated Accessibility Standards regulation (the “IASR”), enacted under the AODA, sets out obligations with respect to five accessibility standards in the areas of Information and Communications, Employment, Transportation, Design of Public Spaces and Customer Service.

We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards. We continue to review all of our websites for ease and accessibility. Here are some of the ways you can have a better experience doing your banking online with Velocity:

  • Alternative text for images (particularly important if you use screen-reading software)
  • Clear column headers making related information easy to find
  • Headings to show the relative importance of information on a page
  • Particular ways of communicating information other than through colour for people who cannot distinguish easily between colours
  • A "Contact Us" section, which provides both a phone number and online contact information.

Velocity is further committed to ensuring that every firm employee receives equitable treatment with respect to employment, without discrimination, and receives accommodation in a timely manner where required, in accordance with the provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code and the AODA and its regulations.

Velocity will ensure that appropriate training is provided on the requirements of the accessibility standards referred to in the IASR and on the Human Rights Code as it pertains to persons with disabilities. The training will be appropriate to the duties of the employee and refreshed when changes are made to Velocity Integrated Accessibility Standards Policy. New employees will be trained in a timely manner. Velocity will maintain a record of the training.

We are constantly looking for ways to improve. Please share your thoughts about Accessibility at Velocity using the information contained in the "Contact Us" section.

Complaint Handling: Velocity encourages you to follow the steps outlined below should you have a complaint.

  1. Contact your representative at Velocity: Quite often complaints may be simple misunderstandings and can be resolved quickly over the telephone or in person. As a first step, please contact your Velocity representative if you have questions or concerns about a particular issue.
  2. Submit your complaint in writing: If the problem you have is not resolved to your satisfaction after discussing with your representative at Velocity, please detail your complaint in writing and send it to the attention of the Velocity Designated Complaint Officer:

Office of the Velocity Designated Complaint Officer
100 Yonge Street, Suite 1800
Toronto, Canada
M5C 2W1

Once we have your complaint in writing it will be handled in accordance with the Velocity complaint process.

  1. An acknowledgement will be sent by our Designated Complaints Officer within five (5) business days of receipt of your complaint. This acknowledgement will include a description of the next steps to be taken by Velocity, as well as other information, including a designated contact person, complaint reference number, the protocol you should follow once you have sent your complaint to us, and the timelines which we follow in order to process your complaint in a timely manner.
  2. The entire process should take no longer than ninety (90) days before you are in receipt of a substantive response letter from the Designated Complaints Officer, which will include the following information:
    • A summary of your complaint;
    • Results of our investigation;
    • Final decision on the complaint, including an explanation from Velocity; and
    • A statement describing the options available to you should you not be satisfied with our response.
    Alternative options: If you have undertaken the above steps and your complaint has not been resolved to your satisfaction, please note there are other options available to you, including but limited to:
    1. Escalation to IIROC Enforcement or the Ombudsman for Banking Services;
    2. litigation or arbitration
    The Ombudsman for Banking Services will consider a client complaint at the earlier of:
    • The date the complaint substantive response is provided to the client; or
    • Ninety (90) days after the receipt of the complaint.
    More information can be found in the following brochures from IIROC: Making a Complaint, A Guide for Investors.


Business Continuity Plan

Velocity has an established policy to respond to a Significant Business Disruption (SBD) by safeguarding employees’ lives and firm property, making a financial and operational assessment, quickly recovering and resuming operations, protecting all of the firm’s books and records, and allowing our customers to transact business. In accordance with IIROC Rule 4700 in the event of a SBD Velocity Trade Capital is required to provide all clients’ access to their assets within 48 hours following the event. Access to assets means the ability of our clients to buy, sell or redeem securities and have assets, including cash, delivered out based on the client’s instructions. In the event that we determine we are unable to continue our business, we will assure customers prompt access to their funds and securities.

Velocity has an uninterruptible power supply system to deal with temporary power outages which includes battery backup and surge protection. We also have redundant internet connections should our main connection go down. Both lines have firewalls, one line proving connectivity to the servers, the other serves as a backup, activated automatically if the primary line experiences a disruption.

VTC Policies & Procedures:

Memberships: Velocity Trade Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Velocity Trade Holdings Ltd and registered as a Financial Service Provider FSP20003 with the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) of New Zealand.

Memberships: Velocity Trade Financial Services (Pty) Ltd is an authorised Financial Services Provider with the Financial Services Conduct Authority of South Africa (FSCA) FSP No. 43295. Velocity Nominees (Pty) Ltd is an FSCA approved nominee and STRATE approved Transfer Secretary.

Velocity Trade International is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA Registered Number 497263).

Velocity Trade’s fully owned subsidiary, VTCE Europe B.V. (VTCE) is regulated as an investment Firm by Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets/ De Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM).

Remuneration policy: VTCE’s remuneration policy is designed to support key business strategies and to create a strong, performance-orientated environment. At the same time, the purpose of the policy is to attract, motivate and retain the company’s talent. The policy ensures that a significant proportion of the remuneration of executives and others is aligned with corporate performance. The variable remuneration for all employees is discretionary and designed to reward outstanding performance, is dependent on financial and non-financial criteria, and is in line with VTCE’s approach to risk. The company does not pay guaranteed bonuses. VTCE’s remuneration policy takes into account and complies with the Dutch Financial Supervision Act.

Management body: The members of the board of directors of VTCE comply with regulatory competency standards. They have been assessed and approved by the Dutch Authority Financial Markets in respect of their integrity and suitability. All board members will undergo constant training to ensure that they will maintain sufficient knowledge and skill levels. They will stay abreast of important industry and regulatory development to enable them to perform their duties adequately at all times.

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Research ratings and recommendations

Velocity’s rating system reflects our outlook for expected performance of an issuer’s equity securities related to its peer group over the 12 months.

  • Outperform rating represents a security that is expected to a return greater than its peer group
  • Neutral rating represents a security that is expected to provide a return in line with its peer group. Underperform rating represents a security expected to provide a return less than its peer group

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Country Specific Research Disclosures

Australia: In Australia, research is issued and distributed by Velocity Trade Limited. Velocity Trade Limited is regulated by the Australia Securities & Investment Commission and holds an Australian Financial Service License (AFSL) No. 329813. Velocity Trade Limited is also a participating organization of the Australian Securities Exchange. There are robust information barriers established and maintained to protect the independence of research at Velocity. In spite of the strong controls, recipients of Velocity Research should be aware that inherent potential conflict of interests exist.

New Zealand: In New Zealand, research is issued and distributed by Velocity Trade Limited which is regulated by the Financial Service Provider FSP 20003.

United States: The Analyst that prepared this report is are not registered or qualified as research analyst with FINRA and is not subject to U.S. rules with regards to the preparation of research reports and the independence of analysts.

Velocity Trade Capital Ltd. distributes this research only to Major Institutional Investors in the United States through an SEC 15a-6 chaperoning agreement with Global Alliance Securities LLC. This research is not intended for the use of any person or entity that is not a Major Institutional investor. Any resulting transactions should be effected through a U.S. broker-dealer.

Regulation AC Certification: The Analyst that prepared this report hereby certifies that the views expressed in this report accurately reflect his personal views about the subject security and issuer. The author of this report further certifies that no part of his compensation was, is, or will be directly or indirectly related to the specific recommendation or views contained in this research report.

United Kingdom and the European Economic Area: Velocity Trade International Ltd. (VTI) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA Registered Number 497263). This report has not been approved by VTI. For purposes of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 as it is being distributed only to persons who are investment professionals within the meaning of article 19 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 Order 2005 and in not intended to, and should not be relied upon, by any other person.

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South Africa: Velocity Trade Financial Services (Pty) Ltd is an authorised Financial Services Provider with the Financial Services Conduct Authority of South Africa, FSCA No. 43295.

 

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