TORONTO, Dec. 22, 2015 /CNW/ - Following an Expedited Hearing held on September 10, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, with notice to Edgecrest Capital Corporation ("Edgecrest"), a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) suspended the membership of Edgecrest. The Hearing Panel further ordered that IIROC Staff may move for an order terminating the membership of Edgecrest upon determination of all client claims against Edgecrest to the satisfaction of IIROC Staff.
On December 11, 2015, the Hearing Panel granted IIROC Staff's motion in writing, with the consent of Edgecrest, to terminate Edgecrest's membership with IIROC.
The Hearing Panel ordered:
- Pursuant to Dealer Member Rule 20.45(1)(f), Edgecrest's Membership in IIROC is hereby terminated; and
- This Order shall come into effect immediately.
The Hearing Panel's order dated December 11, 2015 is available at: http://docs.iiroc.ca/DisplayDocument.aspx?DocumentID=7BB4E3944A3D4A3C8417B01FBA801EEE&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 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.
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SOURCE Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) - General News
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