The Securities and Futures Commission has appointed independent accounting firm Moore Rowland to investigate the records of troubled brokerage Teil Stock Investment. A commission spokesperson said investigators would check the accounts of the brokerage house's 200-odd clients for irregularities. Moore Rowland will examine the financial situation of Teil, calculate its liabilities to its clients and submit a report. Teil Stock Investment, a local brokerage owned by Chow Yuk-wah, was banned by the SFC from trading or disposing of its assets without prior approval. The SFC took action against the firm after an inspection found a discrepancy between Teil's client stock records and Central Clearing and Settlement System records. It also found an unusual trading pattern in some accounts. Scores of clients gathered in the firm's offices in Central yesterday morning. They claimed to hold stock through Teil worth as much as HK$200,000 each. Some clients made inquiries with the SFC and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing yesterday, but there have been no complaints to the police. A police spokesman said last night the case was still in the hands of the SFC. The suspension of trading marked the second serious problem involving a small brokerage in the past month. The SFC recently banned Ying Kit Stock from trading after its owner, Lam Kwan-kit, and HK$110 million of investors' money went missing in January.