VANCOUVER, June 8 /CNW/ - Following a disciplinary hearing held on
February 24, 2009, in Vancouver, BC, a Hearing Panel of the Investment
Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) dismissed the charge
alleged by IIROC Staff against John Anastasious Collias that he failed to
cooperate with an IIROC investigation.
Since April 2008, Mr. Collias has not been registered in any capacity
with an IIROC-regulated firm.
The Hearing Panel's May 5, 2009 Decision was released on May 15, 2009.
The Hearing Panel's Decision is available at www.iiroc.ca.
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
For further information:
For further information: Warren Funt, Vice President, Western Canada,
(604) 331-4750, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jeff Kehoe, Director, Enforcement, (416)