IN THE MATTER OF Charles B. Floyd and James Gordon McDonald - Discipline Hearing

CALGARY, June 22, 2012 /CNW/ - A hearing has been scheduled before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) in the matter of Charles B. Floyd and James Gordon McDonald. 

The hearing concerns allegations Mr. Floyd made unsuitable recommendations and discretionary purchases in a client's account and Mr. McDonald failed to supervise that account.

The hearing is open to the public, unless the panel orders otherwise. The decision of the panel will be made available at

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.

Hearing Date:     10:00 a.m., October 1-5, 2012
Location:       Delta Edmonton Centre, 10222 - 102nd Street N.W.
    Edmonton, Alta.

Specifically, the allegations are:

a)      Between April and December 2008, Mr. Floyd acted contrary to IIROC Dealer Member Rule 1300.1 (q) by failing to ensure recommendations he made for a client were suitable for the client;
b)      Between September and November 2008, Mr. Floyd acted contrary to IIROC Dealer Member Rule 1300.4 by using discretion with respect to purchases in a client account;
c)      Between April and December 2008, Mr. McDonald acted contrary to IIROC Dealer Member Rule 1300.1 (p) and IIROC Dealer Member Rule 2500 by failing to adequately supervise a client account to ensure holdings in the account were suitable for the client.

IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Floyd's conduct in May 2009 and into Mr. McDonald's conduct in March 2009. The alleged violations occurred when they were Registered Representatives with the Edmonton branch of Union Securities Ltd., an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr. Floyd and Mr. McDonald are both still registered with this firm.

The Notice of Hearing, which sets out the allegation, is available at

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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

For further information:

Enforcement Contact:
Warren Funt
Vice President - Western Canada
Media Contact:
David Thomas
Director, Public Affairs


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