VANCOUVER, March 6, 2013 /CNW/ - An appearance has been scheduled before
a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of
Canada (IIROC), for the purpose of setting a date for the disciplinary
hearing in the matter of Robert Justin Ahrens.
The discipline hearing concerns an allegation that Mr. Ahrens failed to
adequately supervise Registered Representative, Doreen Lowe.
The set date appearance is open to the public, unless the Hearing Panel
orders otherwise. The date for the discipline hearing will be made
available at www.iiroc.ca.
Set Date Appearance:
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Reportex Agencies Ltd.
925 West Georgia Street, Suite 1010
Specifically, the allegation is that:
From December 2008 to March 2009, Mr. Ahrens, as Branch Manager, failed
to adequately supervise Registered Representative Ms. Lowe, contrary to
IIROC Dealer Member Rules 1300.2 and 2500.
IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Ahrens' conduct in
April 2010. The alleged violation occurred when Mr. Ahrens was a
registrant at Research Capital Corporation, now Mackie Research
Capital, an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr. Ahrens is currently a registrant
with TD Waterhouse Canada Inc, an IIROC-regulated firm.
The Notice of Hearing which sets out the allegations is available at: http://docs.iiroc.ca/DisplayDocument.aspx?DocumentID=BEE42E7C8FCC40A7AC0EF3D48D3BFCEE&Language=en.
Documents related to ongoing IIROC enforcement proceedings - including
Reasons and Decisions of Hearing Panels - are posted on the IIROC
website as they become available. Click here to search and access all IIROC enforcement documents.
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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
For further information:
Vice President, Western Canada
Public Affairs Specialist