Enforcement Notice - IN THE MATTER OF Roland Papp - Discipline Decision - Penalty

TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Following written submissions on penalty, a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) imposed the following penalties on Roland Papp:


fine in the amount of $20,000;


a two-year prohibition on Mr. Papp's re-registration with IIROC; and


the requirement that Mr. Papp successfully rewrite the examination based on the Conduct and Practices Handbook Course.

Mr. Papp is also required to pay costs in the amount of $10,000.

The penalty decision can be found at: http://docs.iiroc.ca/DisplayDocument.aspx?DocumentID=8BAC47B7407F44D181A647C77468CCD4&Language=en

In an earlier decision dated October 20, 2016, the Hearing Panel found that Mr. Papp maintained multiple brokerage accounts outside of his Dealer Member firm, without the knowledge or consent of the Dealer Member firm and that he made untrue and misleading statements in an attempt to conceal his misconduct.

The decision on Liability can be found at:

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.

IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Papp's conduct in December 2014. The violations occurred while he was a Registered Representative with the Toronto, Ontario branch of RBC Dominion Securities Inc., an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr. Papp is no longer a registrant with 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: Elsa Renzella, Vice-President, Enforcement, 416 943-5877, erenzella@iiroc.ca; Media Contact: Karen Archer, Manager, Media Relations, 416 865-3046, karcher@iiroc.ca


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