MONTRÉAL, Feb. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - A hearing has been scheduled before a
Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of
Canada (IIROC) to consider whether the panel should accept a Settlement
Agreement between IIROC staff and Alain Laroche.
The subject matter of the agreement concerns allegations that Mr.
Laroche allowed clients to invest in a private investment company
without informing his employer.
The hearing will not be open to the public, but will become open in the
event the panel accepts the agreement. If the agreement is accepted,
the panel's decision and settlement agreement will be made available at
www.iiroc.ca. 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.
March 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
IIROC - Board Room
5 Place Ville-Marie, suite 1550
IIROC began investigating Mr. Laroche's conduct in September 2009. The
agreed violations occurred while Mr. Laroche was a registered
representative at the Québec City branch of Canaccord Capital Inc. (now
Canaccord Genuity Corp.), an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr. Laroche 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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