Complaint Handling

Complaint Handling

From time to time, a concern or complaint may arise in the handling of your account or your relationship with your investment advisor. When this occurs, Leede is committed to providing you with a prompt and fair resolution to the issues raised.

If the nature of your complaint is service or administrative related, such as late statements or incorrect interest charges, you may wish to first try resolving the problem by speaking to your investment advisor. Many service and administrative related complaints are quickly and easily resolved in this manner.

If you are unable or unwilling to contact your investment advisor, we encourage you to contact the supervisor of your office as follows:

Michael Daniels
3415 – 421 7th Ave SW
Calgary AB T2P 4K9
(403) 531-6800

Steve Johnson
1800 – 1140 W. Pender Street
Vancouver BC V6E 4G1
(604) 658-3000

Cathy Vinterlik
200 – 301 Victoria Street
Kamloops BC V2C 2A3
(250) 374-3150

Todd Doige
1000 – 110 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M5C 1T6
(416) 365-8000

John Arcuri
710 – 2000 rue Peel
Montreal QC H3A 2W5
(514) 288-2520

If the nature of your complaint is more serious, or alleges misconduct, you should contact Leede’s Designated Complaints Officer. While you may wish to make the initial contact by phone, we strongly encourage you to put complaints of this nature in writing. Some examples of misconduct would be theft, fraud, misappropriation or misuse of funds or securities, forgery, unauthorized trading, breach of confidentiality, unsuitable investments, misrepresentation or other inappropriate financial dealings with clients.

The Designated Complaints Officer for Leede is:

Noah Dodek, Sr. Vice-President & Chief Compliance Officer
1800 – 1140 W. Pender Street
Vancouver BC V6E 4G1
(604) 658-3265

Regardless of whether you decide to make your complaint verbally or in writing, Leede will conduct a preliminary investigation of your complaint, unless it can be immediately resolved. As well, we will formally acknowledge your complaint in writing within 5 business days of receiving the complaint, and we will provide you with the name of the person who will be handling your complaint, and with a copy of the brochure “An Investor’s Guide to Making a Complaint”. If you wish an update on the status of your complaint, you may contact the person handling the complaint.

Once Leede completes its investigation of the complaint, we will send you a written response summarizing our understanding of your complaint, the results of our investigation and any recommendations for resolution along with the reason for those recommendations. We will also provide you with a summary of the options available to you in the event that you are not satisfied with Leede’s proposed resolution.