TORONTO, March 16, 2017 /CNW/ - A hearing has been scheduled before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) to consider whether the panel should accept a Settlement Agreement entered into between IIROC staff and Jeffrey Walker and Foster & Associates Financial Services Inc.
The Agreement concerns conduct involving Mr. Walker's provision of confidential information to certain clients, trading in shares when in possession of confidential information and Foster & Associate Financial Services Inc.'s failure to adequately supervise the trading activity in certain of Mr. Walker's accounts.
The hearing is not open to the public, but will become open in the event that the panel accepts the agreement. If the agreement is accepted, the panel's decision and the Settlement Agreement will be made available at www.iiroc.ca.
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Tuesday March 21st, 2017 at 10:00 am
IIROC, 121 King Street West, Suite 2000, Toronto, ON
IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Walker's and Foster & Associates Financial Services Inc.'s conduct in December 2013 and September 2014. The conduct occurred while Mr. Walker was a Registered Representative with the Toronto, Ontario office of Foster & Associates Financial Services Inc., an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr. Walker is currently a registrant with Foster & Associates Financial Services Inc.
The Notice of Application announcing the settlement hearing is available at: http://docs.iiroc.ca/DisplayDocument.aspx?DocumentID=4F091DBC35294C36AF755F6D2AF1FB67&Language=en
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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: Elsa Renzella, Vice-President, Enforcement, 416 943-5877, [email protected]; Media Contact: Karen Archer, Manager, Media Relations, 416 865-3046, [email protected]