MONTRÉAL, Feb. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - A hearing has been scheduled before a
Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of
Canada (IIROC), to consider whether the Hearing Panel should accept a
Settlement Agreement entered into between IIROC staff and CTI Capital
Securities Inc. (CTI Capital).
The Settlement Agreement concerns allegations that CTI Capital failed to
use due diligence to ensure that the acceptance of orders in the PRO
accounts of Milad Nassif, one of its investment advisors, was within
the bounds of good business practice, between the months of September
2010 and December 2011.
The hearing is not open to the public, unless and until the Settlement
Agreement has been accepted by the Hearing Panel. 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.
March 6, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.
2200 Mansfield Street
IIROC formally initiated the investigation into CTI Capital's conduct in
May 2013. The conduct occurred when CTI Capital was an IIROC-regulated
firm. CTI Capital is still 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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