MONTREAL, Feb. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - An appearance has been scheduled before
a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of
Canada (IIROC), for the purpose of setting a date for a disciplinary
hearing in the matter of Réal Castonguay.
The set date appearance is open to the public, unless the panel orders
otherwise. The date for the discipline hearing 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.
Set Date Appearance:
March 21, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.
IIROC Board Room
5 Place Ville Marie, Suite 1550
Specifically, the allegations are that:
(a) Between October 2003 and June 2007, Mr. Castonguay failed to use due
diligence in that he neglected to inform a client of the existence of
an essential fact in connection with the Cierra and Prospector
offerings, even though he was aware of this fact at the time his client
invested in the two offerings, thereby engaging in conduct unbecoming
or detrimental to the public interest, contrary to IDA By-law 29.1 (now
IIROC Rule 29.1);
(b) Between January 2003 and June 2007, Mr. Castonguay facilitated
investments for two individuals in the Cierra and Prospector offerings,
without the knowledge and consent of his employer, thereby engaging in
conduct unbecoming or detrimental to the public interest, contrary to
IDA By-law 29.1 (now IIROC Rule 29.1).
IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Castonguay's conduct
in June 2009. The alleged violations occurred when he was a Registered
Representative with the Gatineau branch of Raymond James Ltd., an
IIROC-regulated firm. He is currently in a registered capacity, at the
Gatineau branch of Canaccord Genuity, an IIROC-regulated firm.
The Notice of Hearing which sets out the allegations is available at http://docs.iiroc.ca/DisplayDocument.aspx?DocumentID=941A74CBEF4340BD97114453E684A2B2&Language=en
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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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