TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2017 /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 the disciplinary hearing in the matter of Sean Conacher.
The discipline hearing concerns allegations that Mr. Conacher, while the Ultimate Designated Person at Blackwatch Capital Corp., executed trades that did not comply with applicable regulatory requirements and failed to transact business openly and fairly and in accordance with just and equitable principles of trade.
The set date appearance is open to the public, unless the Hearing Panel orders otherwise. The date for the discipline hearing will be made available at www.iiroc.ca.
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Set Date Appearance: November 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Location: IIROC, 121 King Street West, Suite 2000, Toronto, Ontario
Specifically, the allegations are that between June 2013 and October 2013, Mr. Conacher:
executed trades that he knew or ought reasonably to have known would not comply with applicable regulatory requirements, contrary to UMIR 2.3; and
failed to transact business openly and fairly and in accordance with just and equitable principles of trade, contrary to UMIR 2.1.
IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Conacher's conduct in December 2014. The alleged violations occurred while he was a proprietary trader and the Ultimate Designated Person ("UDP") at Blackwatch Capital Corp., an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr. Conacher is no longer a registrant with an IIROC-regulated firm.
The Notice of Hearing and Statement of Allegations are available at: http://docs.iiroc.ca/DisplayDocument.aspx?DocumentID=9A2B947B9F8E4057A249F344D7BE653C&Language=en
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 debt and 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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