MONTRÉAL, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ - On May 14, 2013, a Hearing Panel of the
Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), accepted
a Settlement Agreement, with sanctions, between IIROC staff and Guy
Mr. Brunet admitted that he did not use due diligence and failed to
perform his supervisory duties adequately relative to the trades
effected by two representatives.
Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, Mr. Brunet agreed to the following
a) A $40,000 fine;
b) A three-year temporary prohibition from approval as a supervisor;
c) The obligation to pass the Branch Managers Course before applying
for reapproval as a supervisor.
Mr. Brunet also agreed to pay IIROC costs in the amount of $5,000.
The Settlement Agreement is available at: http://docs.iiroc.ca/DisplayDocument.aspx?DocumentID=C9F722B8806C4CB1A5545852DACC4847&Language=en and the Hearing Panel's decision will be made available at www.iiroc.ca.
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 the Mr. Brunet's conduct
in November 2009. The misconduct occurred when Mr. Brunet was a
Registered Representative and Branch Manager of the Montréal branch of
Canaccord Capital Inc., an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr. Brunet 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 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
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