TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Following a disciplinary hearing held on
September 24, 25, 27, 28, October 1, 2, 3 and 4, 2012, in Toronto, a
Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of
Canada (IIROC) dismissed allegations that Mr. Berry solicited client
orders during the distribution of new issues by Scotia Capital contrary
to Universal Market Integrity Rule (UMIR) 7.7(5) (as it existed prior
to May 2005), and conducted off-marketplace trades that were not
printed on a marketplace or recognized exchange as required by UMIR
The panel's decision dated January 14, 2013, is available at:
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IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Berry's conduct in
June 2005. The violations occurred when he was a Registered
Representative with Scotia Capital Inc., an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr.
Berry is no longer a registrant with 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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