IN THE MATTER OF Peregrine Financial Group Canada, Inc. - Expedited Hearing

TORONTO, July 18, 2012 /CNW/ - An expedited hearing has been scheduled before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), in the matter of Peregrine Financial Group Canada, Inc. (Peregrine).

At the expedited hearing, IIROC staff will be seeking orders pursuant to Dealer Member Rules 20.41, 20.42 and 20.45.  In particular, IIROC staff will be seeking, among other things, an order for the immediate suspension of Peregrine's membership.

The hearing is open to the public, unless the Hearing Panel orders otherwise. The decision of the Hearing Panel will be made available at, where investors can also access an IIROC investor update on Peregrine Financial Group Canada.

Hearing Date:   Thursday, July 19, 2012, at 10:00 a.m.
Location:     IIROC British Columbia Room
121 King Street West, Suite 2000
Toronto, Ontario

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:

Elsa Renzella
Director, Enforcement Litigation
416 943-5877 

Media Contact:

David Thomas
Director, Public Affairs


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