TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Following a penalty hearing held on
January 16, 2013, in Toronto, Ontario, a Hearing Panel of the
Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), imposed
the following penalties on Steven George Conville:
A six month suspension on the approval of Mr. Conville to act as a
partner, director, officer or employee of a Dealer Member. As Mr.
Conville lost his employment on October 25, 2012, and is still not
working in the industry, the suspension will be back-dated to October
25, 2012, and will conclude on April 25, 2013;
A fine in the amount of $50,000.00; and
As a condition of re-registration, Mr. Conville must successfully
complete the following courses, offered by the Canadian Securities
(i) Ethics, Regulation and Professionalization of the Advisor; and
(ii) Fraud in the Securities Industry.
Should either or both of the said courses not be available within a
reasonable period of time, Mr. Conville shall be at liberty to
substitute one or more equivalent courses with the written consent of
Mr. Conville is also required to pay costs in the amount of $15,000.
The penalty decision can be found at:
In an earlier decision dated June 11, 2012, the Hearing Panel found that
Mr. Conville participated in and facilitated a scheme, including
preparing false client account statements, to obtain a mortgage. The
decision on Liability can be found at:
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. Conville's conduct
in May 2009. It is alleged that the violations occurred when Mr.
Conville was a Registered Representative with a Markham, Ontario Branch
of Macquarie Private Wealth Inc., formerly Blackmont Capital Inc., an
IIROC-regulated firm. Mr. Conville is no longer a registrant with an
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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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Acting VP, Enforcement
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