On 9 April 2020, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) revoked the order staying ASIC’s decision to ban Mr Simon Poidevin from providing financial services.
As such, ASIC’s original decision to ban Mr Poidevin for five years came into full operation, effective immediately following the Tribunal’s revocation order. The AAT’s revocation of the stay order follows Messrs Poidevin’s and Rodr’s withdrawal of their applications for review on 17 February 2020.
On 29 November 2017 Messrs Poidevin and Rodr were banned by ASIC from providing financial services for five years and four years respectively, following an investigation into trading in shares of DirectMoney Ltd (DirectMoney, ASX code: DM1) during the period 14 July 2015 to 23 July 2015.
ASIC found that Mr Poidevin took part in transactions carried out by Mr Damien Rodr, a trader at Bell Potter Securities Ltd, that had or were likely to have the effect of creating or maintaining an artificial price for trading in DM1 shares, contrary to s1041A of the Corporations Act.
On 7 February 2018, the AAT made orders staying ASIC’s banning order against Mr Poidevin pending the AAT’s decision on his review application.
Between 26 June 2018 and 3 July 2018, a hearing was held before the AAT with respect to the review applications of Messrs. Poidevin and Rodr.
Further background to ASIC’s investigation can be found in ASIC’s media release dated 8 February 2018 (18-035MR).