TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2016 /CNW/ - On August 29, 2016, a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) accepted a Settlement Agreement, with sanctions, between IIROC staff and IPC Securities Corporation.
IPC Securities Corporation admitted that it failed to conduct strict supervision of a Registered Representative pursuant to an acknowledgement and consent provided to IIROC.
Specifically, IPC Securities Corporation admitted to the following violation:
Between January and June 2014, IPC Securities Corporation failed to conduct strict supervision of a Registered Representative pursuant to an acknowledgement and consent provided to IIROC, contrary to IIROC Dealer Member Rules 29.1 and 2500.
Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, IPC Securities Corporation agreed to the following penalty:
(a) A fine of $65,000.
IPC Securities Corporation also agreed to pay costs in the amount of $5,000.
The Settlement Agreement is available at: http://docs.iiroc.ca/DisplayDocument.aspx?DocumentID=82281453421A449580BB384C76EB1AA0&Language=en
The Hearing Panel's decision dated August 29, 2016, is available at: http://docs.iiroc.ca/DisplayDocument.aspx?DocumentID=B1E7DAD74A5D4FB0B07AAE141CE08A25&Language=en
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IIROC formally initiated the investigation into IPC Securities Corporation's conduct in October 2014. IPC Securities Corporation is an IIROC-regulated firm.
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IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and their trading activity in Canada's debt and equity markets. IIROC sets high quality regulatory and investment industry standards, protects investors and strengthens market integrity while supporting healthy Canadian 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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