In accordance with Governor Lamont's emergency declaration, employees and the public are asked to observe social distancing measures to ensure communal safety and to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). People are asked to work from home and telecommute wherever possible. Adhering to these instructions, the Department of Banking has closed its offices to the public. However, agency staff will continue to provide services to consumers and industry through telework. When contacting the Department, please use electronic communication whenever possible. Agency staff will continue to check voicemails during this time. Consumers are encouraged to use our online form for complaints. If you are unsure where to send an inquiry, you may send it to Department.Banking@ct.gov and it will be routed appropriately. Thank you for your patience during this time.

The Department of Banking News Bulletin 

Bulletin # 2879 - Week Ending April 26, 2019

 

This bulletin constitutes the only official notification you will receive from this office concerning any of the following applications.  Any observations you may have are solicited.  Any comments should be in writing to Jorge L. Perez, Banking Commissioner, Department of Banking, 260 Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103-1800.  Written comments will be considered only if they are received within ten business days from the date of this bulletin.

 

SECURITIES AND BUSINESS INVESTMENTS DIVISION ACTIVITY 

Stipulation and Agreements

On April 24, 2019, the Banking Commissioner entered into a Stipulation and Agreement (No. ST-19-8434-S) with Vintage Foods Ltd., a medical/recreational marijuana manufacturer located at 20 Mayer Drive, Montebello, New York 10901. The Stipulation and Agreement alleged that, in 2015, Vintage Foods Ltd. sold unregistered securities to at least one Connecticut investor in violation of Section 36b-16 of the Connecticut Uniform Securities Act. Pursuant to the Stipulation and Agreement, Vintage Foods Ltd. agreed to 1) pay a $1,000 fine to the agency; 2) refrain from offering or selling securities in or from Connecticut absent compliance with Section 36b-16 of the Act; and 3) for a three year period, retain legal counsel experienced in securities law to advise it on state securities law compliance.


On April 25, 2019, the Banking Commissioner entered into a Stipulation and Agreement (No. ST-19-8456-S) with Titan Advisors, LLC, an investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm maintains its principal office at 750 Washington Boulevard, Floor 10, Stamford, Connecticut 06901. The Stipulation and Agreement alleged that from 2015 to 2018, the firm did not make the regulatory notice filing required of SEC-registered advisers by Section 36b-6(c)(2) of the Connecticut Uniform Securities. The firm has since made a curative filing.

In resolution of the matter, Titan Advisors, LLC agreed to refrain from violative conduct and to remit $2,975 to the agency. Of that amount, $2,500 constituted an administrative fine and $475 constituted reimbursement for past due notice filing fees.
 

 

      Dated: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

 

      Jorge L. Perez
      Banking Commissioner