In the news release, Enforcement Notice - IN THE MATTER OF Earl Jessiman - Settlement Accepted, issued 26-May-2014 by Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) over CNW, we are advised by the company that penalty (b) should read "A suspension in any supervisory capacity for a period of 12 months." rather than "A suspension in any capacity for a period of 12 months." as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:
Enforcement Notice - IN THE MATTER OF Earl Jessiman - Settlement Accepted
HALIFAX, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) accepted a Settlement Agreement, with sanctions, between IIROC staff and Earl Jessiman.
Mr. Jessiman admitted that he, as Branch Manager, failed to adequately supervise the activity in the account of two clients.
Specifically, Mr. Jessiman admitted to the following violation:
(a) From December 2005 to December 2008, Mr. Jessiman as Branch Manager failed to adequately supervise the activity in the account of two clients, contrary to IIROC Dealer Member Rules 1300.2 and 2500 (IDA Regulation 1300.2 and Policy 2, prior to June 1, 2008).
Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, Mr. Jessiman agreed to the following penalties:
(a) Payment of a fine in the amount of $20,000; and
(b) A suspension in any supervisory capacity for a period of 12 months.
Mr. Jessiman also agreed to pay costs in the amount of $2,000.
The Settlement Agreement is available at
The Hearing Panel's decision will be made available at www.iiroc.ca.
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IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Jessiman's conduct in March 2012. The conduct occurred when he was a Branch Manager with the Halifax branch of Canaccord Genuity Corp., an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr. Jessiman is currently a Registered Representative with the Halifax branch of TD Waterhouse Canada Inc., an IIROC-regulated firm.
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IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada. Created in 2008 through the consolidation of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and Market Regulation Services Inc., IIROC sets high quality regulatory and investment industry standards, protects investors and strengthens market integrity while maintaining efficient and competitive capital markets.
IIROC carries out its regulatory responsibilities through setting and enforcing rules regarding the proficiency, business and financial conduct of dealer firms and their registered employees and through setting and enforcing market integrity rules regarding trading activity on Canadian equity marketplaces.
IIROC investigates possible misconduct by its member firms and/or individual registrants. It can bring disciplinary proceedings which may result in penalties including fines, suspensions, permanent bars, expulsion from membership, or termination of rights and privileges for individuals and firms.
All information about disciplinary proceedings relating to current and former member firms is available in the Enforcement section of the IIROC website. Background information regarding the qualifications and disciplinary history, if any, of advisors currently employed by IIROC-regulated firms is available free of charge through the IIROC AdvisorReport service. Information on how to make investment dealer, advisor or marketplace-related complaints is available by calling 1 877 442-4322.
SOURCE: Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) - General News
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