VANCOUVER, Feb. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Following a penalty hearing held on
December 20, 2012, a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry
Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) imposed the following penalty
on David Hoang:
(a) A fine in the amount of $25,000.
The penalty decision can be found at: http://docs.iiroc.ca/DisplayDocument.aspx?DocumentID=F929FE0D83BF4E2394C517D1AFFD4A0A&Language=en.
In an earlier decision dated November 1, 2012, the Hearing Panel found
that Mr. Hoang failed to attend a second interview and give additional
information in respect of an investigation being conducted by IIROC,
contrary to Dealer Member Rule 19.5.
The decision on Liability can be found at: http://docs.iiroc.ca/DisplayDocument.aspx?DocumentID=596CE5B4A7AF4EEEB7533736807BCEF7&Language=en.
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 Hoang's conduct in July
2010. Hoang 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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