TORONTO, July 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Following a disciplinary hearing held on
June 27, 2012, a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory
Organization of Canada (IIROC) found that Gary Beck effected
discretionary trades in a client's account, without the account being
designated as such.
The Hearing Panel's decision dated July 17, 2012 is available at http://docs.iiroc.ca/DisplayDocument.aspx?DocumentID=6F090CF024D84047AB102E6426D51BBD&Language=en
Specifically, the Hearing Panel found that Mr. Beck committed the
From October 2007 to April 2009, Mr. Beck effected discretionary trades
in a client's account, without the account having been approved and
accepted as a discretionary account, contrary to IDA Regulation 1300.4.
The Hearing Panel imposed the following penalty on Mr. Beck:
(a) A $20,000 fine;
(b) Disgorgement of profits of $3,315;
(c) Close supervision for 12 months, should he return to the
(d) Re-write the CPH exam within six months of any return to the
Mr. Beck is also required to pay costs in the amount of $15,000.
IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Beck's conduct in
December 2009. The alleged violation occurred when he was a Registered
Representative with the Orangeville, Ont. branch of Raymond James Ltd.,
an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr. Beck is no longer a registrant with an
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.
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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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