Enforcement Notice - Decision - IN THE MATTER OF Denis Denischuk - Settlement Accepted

VANCOUVER, Dec. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - On December 8, 2016 a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) accepted a Settlement Agreement, with sanctions, between IIROC staff and Denis Denischuk.

Mr. Denischuk admitted that he failed to fully and properly supervise the activities of a Registered Representative, Alberto "Bob" Tassone. The conduct occurred while Mr. Denischuk was at the Delta offices of Global Securities from November 2003 to September 2004 and Raymond James from September 2004 to February 2013.

Specifically, Mr. Denischuk admitted to the following violation:

(a)

Between November 2003 and February 2013, Mr. Denischuk failed to fully and properly supervise the activities of a Registered Representative, Alberto "Bob" Tassone, contrary to Dealer Member Rule 38.4.

 

Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, Mr. Denischuk agreed to the following penalties:

(a)

A fine in the amount of $14,000; and

(b)

Suspension of any and all Supervision registration capacities with IIROC for 30 days.

 

Mr. Denischuk also agreed to pay costs in the amount of $1,000.

The Settlement Agreement is available at: http://docs.iiroc.ca/DisplayDocument.aspx?DocumentID=69B929C25B904F888EA54DEE1AC6A4DA&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.

IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Denischuk's conduct in March 2015. The conduct occurred while he was a Registered Representative and Supervisor at the Delta branch office of Global Securities from November 2003 to September 2004 and at the Delta branch office of Raymond James from September 2004 to February 2013, both IIROC-regulated firms. Mr. Denischuk is still a Registered Representative at the Delta branch of Raymond James Ltd, as Branch Manager.

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IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and their trading activity in Canada's debt and equity markets. IIROC sets high quality regulatory and investment industry standards, protects investors and strengthens market integrity while supporting healthy Canadian 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: Enforcement Contact: Warren Funt, Vice-President, Western Canada, 604 331-4750, wfunt@iiroc.ca; Media Contact: Karen Archer, Manager, Media Relations, 416 865-3046, karcher@iiroc.ca

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