Scotiabank’s 1832 Asset Management faces proposed class action lawsuit over fees


TORONTO — A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against Scotiabank’s 1832 Asset Management LP regarding trailing commissions paid to discount brokers on Scotia and Dynamic mutual funds.

Siskinds LLP and Bates Barristers PC alleges investors who hold the funds in discount brokerages receive no value for the trailing commissions paid.

The allegations have not been proven in court.

Scotiabank’s 1832 is the trustee and manager of Scotia and Dynamic mutual funds. The bank did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Siskinds and Bates Barristers say it’s the second proposed class action they have filed related to trailing commissions on mutual funds sold through the discount brokerage channel.

A proposed class action has also been filed against TD Asset Management Inc., the trustee and manager of TD mutual funds.


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