TORONTO, June 23, 2014 /CNW/ - A hearing was held before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), in the matter of Paul Christopher Darrigo, on June 12, 2014. The hearing has been adjourned to September 22, 2014.
The hearing concerns allegations that Mr. Darrigo solicited buys and sells of mutual funds on a deferred sales charge basis that were not to the benefit of his clients and that he engaged in inappropriate personal financial dealings with two elderly clients.
The 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.
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September 22, 23, 24 and 26, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.
IIROC Office, Ontario Room
121 King St. West, Suite 2000
Toronto, ON M5H 3T9
IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Darrigo's conduct in March 2011. The alleged violations occurred while he was a Registered Representative with the Oakville branch of HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr. Darrigo is no longer a registrant with an IIROC-regulated firm.
The Fresh as Amended Notice of Hearing which sets out the allegations is available at:
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, Vice President, Enforcement, 416 943-5877, [email protected]; Media Contact: June Yee, Manager, Corporate Communications, 416 943-6921, [email protected]