CALGARY, June 22, 2012 /CNW/ - A hearing has been scheduled before a
Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of
Canada (IIROC) in the matter of Charles B. Floyd and James Gordon
The hearing concerns allegations Mr. Floyd made unsuitable
recommendations and discretionary purchases in a client's account and
Mr. McDonald failed to supervise that account.
The hearing is open to the public, unless the panel orders otherwise.
The decision of the panel will be made available at www.iiroc.ca.
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.
10:00 a.m., October 1-5, 2012
Delta Edmonton Centre, 10222 - 102nd Street N.W.
Specifically, the allegations are:
Between April and December 2008, Mr. Floyd acted contrary to IIROC
Dealer Member Rule 1300.1 (q) by failing to ensure recommendations he
made for a client were suitable for the client;
Between September and November 2008, Mr. Floyd acted contrary to IIROC
Dealer Member Rule 1300.4 by using discretion with respect to purchases
in a client account;
Between April and December 2008, Mr. McDonald acted contrary to IIROC
Dealer Member Rule 1300.1 (p) and IIROC Dealer Member Rule 2500 by
failing to adequately supervise a client account to ensure holdings in
the account were suitable for the client.
IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Floyd's conduct in
May 2009 and into Mr. McDonald's conduct in March 2009. The alleged
violations occurred when they were Registered Representatives with the
Edmonton branch of Union Securities Ltd., an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr.
Floyd and Mr. McDonald are both still registered with this firm.
The Notice of Hearing, which sets out the allegation, is available at http://docs.iiroc.ca/DisplayDocument.aspx?DocumentID=AD113B7D27114D3498BDC07B3B2F88B8&Language=en.
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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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