CALGARY, Dec. 13 /CNW/ - A Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry
Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has scheduled a hearing to
determine the appropriate penalty in the matter of Patrick Cooney and
Jory Capital Inc.
A news release issued November 22, 2010, described the panel's decision which found
that Jory and Mr. Cooney, Jory's Chief Executive Officer, President and
sole director, violated IIROC Rules and the Universal Market Integrity
Rules (UMIR). The panel found that Mr. Cooney failed to take measures
to ensure the firm met compliance standards with regard to the
monitoring of regulatory capital and the reliability of financial
reporting. It also found that Jory failed to maintain adequate risk
10:00 am, January 18, 2011
Delta Winnipeg, Strathcona Room
350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
The penalty hearing is open to the public, unless the panel orders
otherwise. The Hearing Panel's decision on penalty will be made
available at www.iiroc.ca.
Specifically, in its decision dated November 12, 2010 decision , the panel found that the following violations had been committed:
Mr. Cooney failed to ensure that Jory design, establish, oversee and
implement an effective financial compliance program to ensure proper
compliance with regulatory requirements regarding maintenance of adequate risk adjusted capital
(RAC), monitoring of regulatory capital and reliability of financial
reporting, contrary to IIROC Rules 29 and 2600.
Mr. Cooney failed to ensure that Jory establish, maintain, and enforce a
supervisory system, contrary to Rule 38; and failed to ensure that Jory develop and implement a trade
supervision policy, as required by UMIR 7.1.
Mr. Cooney engaged in conduct unbecoming and detrimental to the public
interest by failing to ensure that Jory fulfilled representations
provided to IIROC, contrary to IIROC Rule 29.1.
Jory failed to maintain its RAC greater than zero on January 24, 2008,
during the months of June to October 2009 and again on April 14, 2010,
all contrary to IIROC Rule 17.1.
IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Cooney's and Jory's
conduct on September 28, 2009. The alleged violations occurred between
2005 and 2009 when Mr. Cooney was an Approved Person employed at the
Winnipeg office of Jory Capital, an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr. Cooney
continues to be registered in the same capacity at the same office.
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 and permanent bans or
terminations 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.
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.
SOURCE Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) - General News
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