Enforcement Notice - Hearing - IN THE MATTER OF Alberto (Bob) Tassone - Adjournment

VANCOUVER, Aug. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - A penalty hearing has been scheduled before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) in the matter of Alberto Tassone. The penalty hearing was originally scheduled for June 22, 2017 but was adjourned by order of the Hearing Panel with a new date set for September 27, 2017.

The Hearing Panel will consider the penalty to be imposed as a result of their decision dated February 23, 2017, which found that Mr. Tassone provided misleading information to IIROC Staff concerning the extent of his personal financial interest in the JED Energy Investment and his status as an Officer and Director of one of the constituent entities of the JED Energy Investment.

Hearing Panel's liability decision is available at:

The penalty hearing is open to the public, unless the Hearing Panel orders otherwise. The decision of the Hearing Panel 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.

Hearing Date:

September 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.


Reportex Agency

1010-925 W. Georgia Street

Vancouver, BC V6C 3L2


IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Tassone's conduct in November 2013.  The conduct occurred while he was a Registered Representative with the Delta, B.C. branch of Raymond James Ltd., an IIROC-regulated firm.  Mr. Tassone is currently a Registered Representative with the Vancouver Branch of Mackie Research Capital Corp., 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

For further information: Enforcement Contact: Warren Funt, Vice-President, Western Canada, 604 331-4750, wfunt@iiroc.ca; Media Contact: Paul Howard, Director, Communications & Public Affairs, 416 646-7279


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