Enforcement Notice - IN THE MATTER OF Allen Samuel Mendelman - Settlement Hearing

CALGARY, March 10, 2016 /CNW/ -  A hearing has been scheduled before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) to consider whether the panel should accept a Settlement Agreement entered into between IIROC staff and Allen Samuel Mendelman.

The Agreement concerns conduct that without his firm's knowledge, Mr. Mendelman borrowed funds from a client and engaged in outside business activities by facilitating off-book investments by his clients.  Mr. Mendelman also shared non-public, material information concerning a publicly-traded company with 11 of his clients.

The hearing is not open to the public, but will become open in the event that the panel accepts the agreement. If the agreement is accepted, the Panel's decision and the Settlement Agreement 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.

IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Mendelman's conduct in November 2013.  The conduct occurred while he was a Registered Representative with the Calgary branch of Canaccord Genuity Corp., an IIROC-regulated firm.   Mr. Mendelman is currently a Registered Representative with the Calgary branch of Integral Wealth Securities Limited.

Hearing Date:

March 29, 2016, 10:00 a.m. (MDT)

Location:

Bow Valley Square Conference Centre


BVS Tower 2, 3rd Floor – Hamilton Room


205 – 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

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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 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: 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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